Is the quarantine just a way to make it easier to accept the culling of the weak with Kung Flu? Flattening the curve was never about stopping the virus, just slowing it down. The area under the curves are the same. Same number of deaths, just at a slower pace. It's more acceptable to have small (relative) number of deaths than a dramatic rise and then fall. Once the person is dead that is one less future death and numbers naturally decline as the those susceptible dwindle to an "acceptable" annual number. Just like the flu.