The Kern County Public Health Services Department announced seven new COVID-19 deaths and 160 additional cases Wednesday morning.

Kern's total virus case count is now at 31,086 and there have been 340 virus-related deaths.

According to state data, there are 76 COVID-19 patients being treated at Kern County hospitals, 20 of which are in the ICU.

More Kern County COVID-19 data can be found here: https://bit.ly/32xwqtj.

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Darwin's Bulldog

Veritas - I could not find the purported CDC numbers, but NIH (see below for link) reports a reduction of about 70,000 deaths by December 1st if 95% of Americans wore masks. This is based on a model from the University of Washington. Links to the original research can be found at the end of the NIH article. Hope this helps.

https://www.nih.gov/masks-save-lives

Gene Pool Chlorinator

DB: Thanks for actually taking the time to locate a link (unlike the other guy that never does).

However, if this is based on the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model, I wouldn't believe it outright. That model has been under fire for its accuracy (or, inaccuracy) since the early days of the pandemic.

An internet search will show multiple instances (from both left and right leaning news sources) of the inaccurate results of its modeling.

Just throwing that out there...

Darwin's Bulldog

GPC - happy to provide factual data. The U of W estimate is based on their model. There may be issues with some of their assumptions or how they constructed their model or what data they used to populate their model. And yes, I would not suggest that someone accept the model blindly, but go to the original research and see what it says. This is what science is all about. Just because some news sources disparage the model, however, does not mean it has no validity. As a scientist, I’ve found that, like much of the public, folks in the news and commentary business often have a poor understanding of science. The basic conclusion of this model, that wearing masks help limit spread of the virus, has lots of support from other research. The actual numbers of deaths averted by mask wearing is not as important and should not be used to discount the work by Univ. of Wash scientists. If you have specific points about problems with the science used to build or interpret the model, please share them and I will pull up the original paper and take a look. Also, please share the source of your issues, hopefully not from some science-challenged source, but from real scientists.

Masked 2020

now I guess the spokesperson gentleman without who admits he's not Bill Nye the science guy and been guiding us of late through the worst heath crisis in America's history.... didn't realize his lymphs were not draining and all his weight loss wasn't do to his successful anorexia diet for the last six months........good thing Dr. Fauci has a super sized box of Crayola's

Masked 2020

exact citations?...… scientific clarity hasn’t been a highpoint in UncleDon’s USofA… just more and more chaos and MuddyWaters… and its all we are goN 2 get…Trump's HHS spokesperson is taking medical leave after spreading wild conspiracies about armed left-wing 'hit squads' attacking Trump's inauguration… Roger Stone.s ole Driver had a meltdown…. Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Michael Caputo announced Wednesday that he will take 60 days of medical leave.--- and then there seems 2B just as much fodder4 UncleDons GenQ at the CDC ……….At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021."…. Hours later, President Trump said Redfield was "confused."

Moardeeb

I just saw the story of a 29 year old woman who gave birth to her 2nd daughter while fighting Covid. She never even got to hold that baby girl before she died. If Donald Trump was a man, had done his job, had not lied and had led, she might be alive today. Curse you Donald Trump for all the death, pain and misery you have caused. Curse you forever.

Moardeeb

CDC say if 95% of Americans would wear masks. 150,000 lives would be saved between now and Jan. 1st.

The Independent Voter

Lies, Dweeb.

Veritas

Cite the exact CDC article that states this! No cut and paste, the exact citation or article heading.

The Independent Voter

Liberals don't have to cite. They don't even have to be factual, Veritas.

casones

republicans can just lie like their king and sexually assault their children. "Is there anything wrong with finding your daughter more sexually attractive than your wife?" said king trump. Hey clown I can cite exactly when your king said that and be laser focused factual! But you conservatives find that behavior normal. Indy voter and veritas just texted their daughters to come home.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

I hope you're not holding your breath on that one, Veritas...

casones

HERE IT IS CLOWN, EXACTLY, LIKE YOU REQUESTED FROM YOUR KING, And after months of downplaying the importance of face coverings, Mr. Trump tweeted a photo of himself wearing a mask and wrote: "many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can't socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!" "So be patriotic and wear a mask."

Moardeeb

I hope everyone saw the Orange Buffoon on the ABC Townhall yesterday. Wow is he dumb. Joe Biden didn't declare a National mask mandate. Biden isn't the president dummy, (yet). You are!

His own CDC is finally turning on him. What took you so long?

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