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What’s behind the skyrocketing virus cases in Kern

Bakersfield.com, July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

What’s behind the skyrocketing virus cases in Kern

UC Irvine epidemiologist and associate public health professor Andrew Noymer said the type of growth in cases Kern is seeing is what eventually happens in an exponentially growing pandemic. The rate of increase is proportional to the size of the number of cases, he said. “The exponential growth goes up and up and up. It’s like a rocket ship,” Noymer said, explaining that cases in the last three weeks may equal the whole curve before then.