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Victor Valley residents are “somewhat” concerned with the Coronavirus, COVID-19, poll shows



VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. ( — With an influx of media attention on the Coronavirus, COVID-19, there’s no surprise that a local poll shows that more than half the respondents are somewhat concerned.

Within hours, over 2,000 members of Victor Valley News Group on Facebook responded to the poll that read “CORONAVIRUS: As a resident living in the Victor Valley, how concerned are you?

Respondents were allowed to select one response from the six different options. Here’s the breakdown of the options and their response count.

“Somewhat” = 1,078 responses

“Don’t care” = 634 responses

“Afraid” = 215 responses

“None” = 139 responses

“Paranoid” = received 26 responses

“Need more Info” = received 25 responses

Screenshot from Facebook – Victor Valley News Group

The post also garnered over 200 comments. The top three comments that received the most reactions were as follows;

  1. “Flu is worse. Media is hyping it up and scaring people.” – Michael J. Karen
  2. “Not concerned at all… media pushed bulls**t… The flu is worse!!!” – Chris Durant
  3. “Meth heads..gangsters and thugs and the homeless and the sky rocketing crime rate should be the only worry…and the CORRUPT Ca politicos stealing our money…now go buy a can of Lysol and relax” stated Joe Hunzeker. 
Screenshots are from Facebook – Victor Valley News Group
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. (Photo Credit: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS)

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

What does the CDC recommend?

The CDC stated that the risk of getting COVID-19 in the U.S. is currently low, but that they are aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the U.S.

Here are some simple things you can do to help make sure you stay safe and to protect yourself: washing your hands with soap and water, avoiding touching your hands, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, staying at home from work or school if you become sick with respiratory symptoms or symptoms like a fever and cough, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

“No preventive measure is 100% effective in preventing infection but practiced together they can reduce the chances of spreading infection.”

PAHO Deputy Director Jarbas Barbosa

These Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) are public health actions that can slow the spread of emerging respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

Illness Severity

Many of the symptoms are very similar to those of the flu symptoms.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death.

“Our experience today to date, though, is that most people, more than 85%, will have mild to no symptoms. Some may move to a more complicated course, including pneumonia, but that is not the most common manifestation of novel coronavirus,” stated Sonia Angell, Director of California Department of Public Health during a Thursday press conference.

What about masks?

Masks should only be used by those who are sick, and healthcare providers who are in contact with the sick.

And what about flu estimates?

CDC estimates that, from October 1, 2019, through February 22, 2020, there have been: 32 million to 45 million flu illnesses, 14 million to 21 million flu medical visits, 310 thousand to 560 thousand flu hospitalizations, and between 18 thousand – 46 thousand flu deaths.


On February 29, 2020, Washington State Officials confirmed the first death from coronavirus in the United States. Additional details were not available and health officials will hold a press conference later today.

For more information visit the CDC website:

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Man arrested for the murder of his 30-year-old son in Victorville



Deputies responded to a shooting in the 16700 block of Yucca Ave. (Hugo C. Valdez,

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 49-year-old Victorville man was arrested for the murder of his son, officials said.

At about 10:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020, deputies responded to the 16700 block Yucca Avenue regarding to 911 calls of gunshots heard near an apartment complex, officials said.

Deputies from the Victorville Police Department arrived and detained a male, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Sr., outside of the complex.

Deputies quickly located an unresponsive male victim, outside of the apartment, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Jr., was pronounced deceased at the scene, officials said.

Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation and determined there was an altercation between Clyde Jr. and his father, Clyde Sr.

“At some point during the altercation, Clyde Sr. shot and killed his son outside of the apartment,” stated sheriff’s officials.

Clyde Buschbaum Sr. was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for murder.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michelle Del Rio, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez,
Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez,

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Helicopter lands on Amethyst Road for woman involved in crash



VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A woman was airlifted with critical injuries following a crash late Friday night.

At 11:30 p.m., the Victorville Fire Department, deputies from the Victorville Police Department, and two American Medical Response (AMR) ambulances were dispatched to the intersection of Amethyst and La Mesa Roads for reports of a head-on crash.

– Photo Credit: Travis Dixon.

Upon arrival, firefighters located two vehicles with major damage; a gray 2018 Toyota Camry and a dark-colored sedan with a woman still trapped inside.

Firefighters extricated the woman from the vehicle and requested a helicopter to land near the scene to transport her to a trauma center.

The Camry sustained major front-end damage. – Photo credit: Travis Dixon.

The driver of the Camry, Jaalen “Jay” Thompson, told Victor Valley News that he was traveling westbound on La Mesa Road on a green light when he was struck by the dark sedan that was traveling southbound on Amethyst Road.

Although Thompson did not sustain major injuries, his girlfriend who is pregnant was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

“The dark colored sedan ran the red light and smacked my car,” Thompson stated, “She was also pregnant.”

The intersection was closed while authorities investigated the crash.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. – Photo Credit: Julio Solano.

As of 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the intersection was reopened.

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State and San Bernardino County OK resumption of youth sports – with restrictions



SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The State Department of Public Health has issued long-anticipated guidance allowing youth sports and physical education – including school-based, club, and recreational programs – to resume, as long as they are limited to groups of participants who regularly gather, such as a class or organized team, and only when physical distancing of at least six feet can be maintained.

Activities should take place outside to the maximum extent possible.

Sporting events, assemblies, and other activities that require close contact or that would promote congregating, such as tournaments and competitions, are not yet permitted either indoors or outdoors.

“This is an opportunity for young people to stay healthy, stay in shape, and be ready when the State allows team and other group activities to resume,” said San Bernardino County Public Health Director Corwin Porter. The County Health Officer has approved implementation of the guidance within San Bernardino County.

(San Bernardino County Health news release)

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