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this is abc 7 news. over the past 24 hours the president has continued to improve. he's met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria, though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and i agree that all our evaluations and most importantly his clinical status support the president's safe return home. >> and president trump arrived back at the white house just a few minutes ago after leaving walter reed medical center with his doctors saying he's doing much better. president trump spent the past several days at the hospital in bethesda, maryland, getting emergency treatment for covid-19. marine one took the president back to the white t that takes only a few minutes, you saw it live here on abc 7 just minutes ago. this comes as the outbreak grows with more people in the administration testing positive today. abc news reporter schulze following today's developments.
>> reporter: four days after he boarded marine one to walter reed medical center, president trump tweeting he's leaving tonight, saying he's feeling really good despite undergoing experimental treatments and needing supplemental oxygen and stating in a video yesterday he gets it, the president today saying don't be afraid of covid, don't let it dominate your life. those words unlikely to resonate with the families of more than 210,000 americans who have died from the disease. the white house physician giving this update on the president's health today. >> though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and i agree that all our evaluation, and most importantly, his clinical state, support the president's safe return home, where he'll be surrounded by world-class medical care 247. >> reporter: the president set to return to a white house that is its own covid hot spot. press secretary kayleigh mcenany revealing she tested positive for the virus this morning. abc news has learned at least two other staffers got positive test results in the recent days but mcenany never quarantined,
even briefing the media yesterday after removing her mask. sources tell abc news mcenany was pulled from the president's trip to bedminster, new jersey last thursday because of her proximity to top aide hope hicks who also testified positive. president trump violating the health agency's recommendation during a surprise drive-by to wanch to his supporters outside the hospital. the president, who health experts believe is still contagious wearing a mask, but protected against chemical attacks, meaning the air doesn't circulate. the white house saying in a statement, appropriate precautions were taken, including ppe. the movement was cleared as safe to do by the team. any movement of a hospitalized patient outside their room should only be done for medically essential purposes. we still don't know what president trump's schedule will look like after he leaves the hospital tonight and if he will remain in isolation at the white house, but the trump campaign tells abc news the president is
planning to attend next week's debate wit joe biden. biden saying he's looking forward to that town hall event. elizabeth schulze, abc news from walter reed medical center in maryland. >> now let's take a look at a live picture from the white house, as the president has returned. and we should remind everybody that the white house does have extensive facilities inside for medical care, should the president need it. want to show you some video of the president arriving at the white house just a short time ago. marine one landed right before 4:00 p.m. and obviously the president has access to a team of doctors and experts who can guide him through this situation. and if he needs to return to walter reed, presumably they will do that, but will continue his recovery at the white house. kristen? >> yeah, so what does he face there, larry? abc 7 news special correspondent joining us now to talk about president trump's covid battle
and progress. thanks for joining us, dr. patel. >> good to see you. >> so we just saw the president leave walter reed to head back to the white house. he just landed there. he walked out, gave a thumbs up, walked a few steps on to marine one. does that suggest anything about his progress? >> i mean, it's reassuring. he did not need assistance. he was able to walk on his own. you know, i still don't understand the timeline of being hospitalized and getting these iv medications, things like dexamethazone and remdesivir which are given with an iv, not like go to the hospital, get it and leave. him leaving to go back to the white house, that doesn't make any sense to me. and i think that's the underlying visual we're seeing. is he trying to appear like he's stronger than the virus or is there actually a medically indicated reason for him to leave? >> hard for you to answer those questions without seeing the charts, of course. dr. sean conley says the president is doing much better,
but he's not out of the woods yet. so when would he be out of the woods, based on the timeline that we know about covid. >> well, based on the timeline we understand, we usually see the worst of symptoms if it's going to happen at the five to seven, even ten-day mark. the timeline changed on friday, president trump tested positive sometime around thursday, either in the morning or the evening. so still a couple of days where his symptoms could get worse and we don't understand, like, how low his oxygen saturation really got or what his condition looked like to warrant those medications. but number one, he has a world-class medical team watching over him 24/7, but also and more importantly, we want to know that he's going to keep everyone around him safe and stay away from them, which it at the white house in terms of the quarantining, the treatment and the monitoring? >> well, based on what we saw last week and even him getting into that suv, it doesn't look like they're really practicing
the type of physical distancing they should be doing. according to the cdc, they will only transport a hospitalized covid-19 patient for a medically indicated or necessary purpose. i don't know if going back to the white house fits that bill, but aside from president trump, i really, really hope all the other people who are infected, the ten others near him, and everyone else potentially at the rose garden, is doing their best to keep everyone around them safe and there is contact tracing involved. >> i was just going to ask you, what do you know about their contact tracing? given the increasing number of cases. >> we haven't seen any official reports yet. about contact tracing efforts. i mean, everything we've looked at from the public health department in d.c., there's -- there's no clear information. i'm not saying it's not happening, but i think it would be really reassuring to all of americans to know that they're taking this extremely seriously. that's a lot of people who are potentially exposed right now. >> of course we're looking at video of kayleigh mcenany, the press secretary, who just yesterday was talking to reporters without a mask on. she takes it off right there. i want to ask you, you know,
about president trump's tweet when he announced that he was going home. he said he's feeling really good and then he said don't be afraid of covid. don't let it dominate your life. what do you think about that? >> i try to keep a straight face, kristen. i can't. sean conley himself earlier today said president trump has a medical team watching over him 24/7. we have something around 30 to 40 million uninsured or underinsured americans. there are people out there who don't have access to a doctor who can't physically distance. there are people who are houseless. how on earth can the president make a statement like that and have it be relatable or generalizable to the public at large? it's just irresponsible any way you look at it. his situation is not comparable to what we saw in so many people who were infected by covid-19, including the 200,000-plus americans who died. >> well, it seems like the virus doesn't really care if we're afraid of it or not. it does its thing. >> doesn't care at all, if
you're rich, poor, have medical care, a helicopter to go to the hospital, it doesn't care. >> dr. patel, thank you so much. appreciate your time. >> thank you, kristen. santa clara county's health officer today issued a revised risk reduction order to allow more businesses to resume once the county moves into the next tear. >> reporter: this afternoon an encouraging announcement from santa clara county as it moves closer to the orange tier as part of the state's reopening framework. >> we want to align more closely with the california department of public health to make things simple and to prevent any confusion. but we also want to reduce the chance of yet another swift spike in cases, which means that we will continue to move slowly in two key areas. >> reporter: under the county's revised risk reduction order, indoor dining as well asndoor and outdoor gatherings can resume as early as october 15th with 25% occupancy limitations
assuming the county continues to trend in the right direction. >> if as we move slowly forward we should slip back into a previous tier, that is going to be disruptive for everybody. so as a community, we've got to work together. >> reporter: the county cautions that just because an activity is allowed doesn't mean it's safe. stanford infectious disease expert dr. dean winslow said the measured approach is about threading the needle. >> as we open up, we are increasing risk to some extent and really individuals have to make the choice about in a way how much risk they're willing -- they're willing to take at this point. >> reporter: and a reminder that being outside is still safer than the indoor environment when it comes to potential exposure to covid-19. >> small particle aerosols, which are generated just by coughing or even just talking normally can remain suspended in the relatively still air indoors for up to three to four hours. >> reporter: the news comes as santa clara county overlook alameda county over the weekend for the highest total number of
covid-19 cases in the bay area. but county officials say a big part of that is their push to ramp up testing. and that seven-day positivity and hospitalization rates are down. which is why santa clara county could enter the orange tier in the coming weeks. in san jose, chris winn, abc 7 news. now to the developing news on the glass fire in napa and sonoma counties. fire officials said the fire burned actively overnight because of poor humidity and high temperatures. sky 7 just flew over the burn area. 65,580 acres have burned and the fire is 30% contained. 487 homes have been destroyed. more than 21,000 structures are still threatened. crews are working aggressively to construct and reinforce existing control lines. now check this out, cal fire tweeted out this video of the global supertanker in action over the glass fire. this video was shot over robert lewis stephenson state park in napa county. the plane is the largest aerial
fire fighting air tanker in the world. early voting, you can start voting today, actually. some people are already having issues. so the question is, what is being done to make sure that your vote counts? we'll get to that when we come back on abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm spencer christian. a fall-like cooldown is coming our way this week, and guess what? maybe even some rain. i'll have the ability weather ladies... check it out. so strong. so... not ripped. what're we talkin about... that's the hefty ultra strong bag hefty! hefty! hefty! (whispers) gimme. (confused) give me the bag? get hefty ultra strong at a low price when it's made with love, it's made to be shared.
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several marin county school districts reopened today for in-person classes. other larger school districts around the bay area will be looking to them to see how successful they are in the midst of this pandemic. here's abc 7 news reporter leeann melendez. >> reporter: parents waved to their children as they entered the school nearly seven months after it was shut down due to the coronavirus. >> filled with joy and excitement and also that uneasiness of how are things going to go? >> reporter: the superintendent assured us they've been preparing for this day since st. 86% of the families opted in. >> we've han trainings here on site with staff. we've had trainings with students through videos, trainings with parents through videos. >> reporter: some of the classes were held outside and inside
desks with plexiglass are expected to keep students safe. this week they will learn in a hybrid mode to get ready for the following weeks. >> october 12th where we go full -- full week, five days, a.m. cohort, 8:10 to 11:00 a.m., and then deep cleaning every classroom, p.m. cohort arrived 12:30 and goes home at 3:20. >> reporter: school staff said they noticed how reserved and cautious the kids were when they first arrived on campus. >> by the end of the day, i think they started to feel more comfortable, which led them to have their shoulders relax, the smiles, even though you can't see them as well with the masks on, it was all there. >> reporter: the school district has only two elementary schools and one middle school. granted, this school district is much smaller, with fewer schools than a unified district. for them reopening remains a challenge. >> in that larger district it's about scaling up. >> reporter: oakland teachers have yet to begin negotiating
with the school district regarding a possible return to in-person instruction. san francisco unified and their unions are still in negotiations and in the process of both reviewing resources and facilities to make sure they can reopen safely. leeann melendez, abc 7 news. some students in the san ramon valley unified school district are eager to return to on-campus learning. so eager, in fact, they tried to put pressure on the school board by staging a sit-in. abc 7 news reporter julian glover has the story and the superintendent's response. >> reporter: about a dozen and a half san ramon valley students showed up for a sit-in outside of district headquarters. they were here for about an hour and a half, quickly moving out after that, asking that the school district allow in-person learning to resume. several cars driving by honked at the small group, seeming to show support for the students' demonstration. holding signs with the message "back to school now" and "back to campus." the group of mainly high school students want to be back
learning inside of the county now that contra-costa county has moved from the red tier on the state's covid watch list. the superintendent of san marrone county schools actually came out to speak with students. he explained, though, there is a plan in place to bring students back to the classroom starting in january and families will actually get to choose in november whether returning to the classroom or continuing to learn remotely is best for them. >> all that we're saying to our community now that we are in the red tier is we get it, we understand it and we're going to try to figure it out fast. it's not fast enough for some. it's too fast for others. >> it's way harder to learn on a computer screen. i can't ask a question as easily. i can't go after class as easily. i can't see my counselor as easily. i have to set up all these meetings. >> reporter: you heard one frustration with online learning. several other students shared similar concerns. the superintendent says he gets it, but when surveyed most families did not like the idea of hybrid learning, so the district will spend the month of october figuring out how to deliver both in-person and
online instruction starting on january the 5th. he's hoping to make the transition over the winter break satisfd anuary 5th danville, ju glover, abc 7 news. >> the centers for disease control said there's increasing evidence to suggest children and adolescents can efficiently transmit covid-19. they point to an investigation where 13-year-old was the source of an outbreak at a family gathering. she had been exposed to a confirmed case before the gathering and tested negative via a she shared the house with 13 relatives. six relatives visited and stayed outside and maintained social distance. they did not contract covid-19. the cdc says rapid antigen tests have a lower sensitivity and
people should quarantine for 14 days regardless of test results. work's underway to keep crowds from congregating at night in the east bay hills. crews are chaining logs together to block all the dirt turnouts along grizzly peek boulevard. new signs have been posted alerting drivers that stopping is prohibited from 9:00 in the evening until 6:00 in the morning to produce fire danger. complaints have risen in recent months over large crowds gathering at night shooting off illegal fireworks and even having bonfires on grizzly peak and skyline boulevards. obviously nobody wants any more fires, so they want to shut all of that down. let's get to the forecast with spencer christian. and spencer, still a little bit warm inland, but we've got some big changes coming. >> you are right about that, larry. and some changes i think we will welcome. one of the changes right now is that we have improving air quality. even though today is a spare the air day. here's a look at our air quality map. you can see mainly yellows and
greens, indicating moderate to good air quality, although there are a couple of orange spots. concord has poor air quality for sensitive groups, even poorer over in vacaville. good airan and oakland, san jose and livermore. and going down to the santa cruz mountains, green dots everywhere, so very good air quality there. so let's move along and take a look at our current winds at the surface there. not very brisk at 14 miles per hour in san francisco. 12 in oakland. generally under 10 miles per hour around the remainder of the bay area. 24-hour temperature change shows what larry pointed out, that it is a bit warmer today than yesterday. 2 degrees warmer generally in most locations than at this time yesterday. so let's take a look at our current reading. 64 in san francisco, oakland, 75. mid-80s in mountain view and san jose. 90 in gilroy. 56 in half moon bay. pretty cool there. san francisco from sutrr tower. 89 degrees in in santa rosa, 91
in novato. most of the north bay pretty warm. napa only 85. you go to the east a bit, 95 in fairfield. concord, 95, livermore, 94. the inland is pretty warm. this is our view from the rooftop camera looking across the embarcadero. low clouds and fog expanding overnight. a bit of a fall preview -- not a preview, fall is here and chance of rain on friday and saturday. our air forecast tomorrow will be another spare the air day. expect poor air quality in the north bay, only moderate inland the air alertsod yet.erate to s far as air quality is concerned for the remainder of the week. overnight, there is the fog you see forming at the coastline, 5:00 tomorrow morning. it doesn't look like it will pose too much of a problem for commuters. doesn't seem to be expanding very much inland, and if it
does, it looks like it's not going to be very dense. so mainly sunny skies again tomorrow once the fog burns back to the coastline. overnight lows will be mainly in the low to mid-50s. so a little bit of a marine layer cooling effect overnight. tomorrow, another fairly day warm day inland with high temperatures or just above 90 degrees. upper 70s to low 80s along the shoreline. mid-60s on the coast. it gets sharply cooler on wednesday and cooler still thursday and friday. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. we have a little system dropping down from the gulf of alaska at the end of the week that may produce light rain on prison frd saturday. we'll keep monitoring that for you. it does seem to be a pretty good possibility. so we'll keep watching it for you. cooler days and cleaner air. that's the headline. larry and kristen? >> we do like those headlines. all right, spencer, thank you. so, you know, fleet week is here.
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covid glass to get here. >> i'm more concerned about making sure that the post office get it is here and i wanted in right away. >> want to make sure that i make it clear that we're voting and we're voting as early as possible. and so this is an extremely important election. and want to make sure that it gets done now. >> reporter: in san francisco the outdoor setup had some voters praising the process, quick and simple. >> we're ready. we practiced. we've got the -- we've got the materials and supplies in place. again, when people vote here, we'll process those ballots today or tomorrow. >> reporter: in contra-costa county, some voters were ready to vote as soon as this box was supposed to open at 8:00 a.m., only to find them locked. >> i was a little angry with all this hype about voting boxes aren't open when they say they are open. >> i will, however, apologize to contra-costa voters we didn't have them open. we should have because that's
what we said. again, i would remind them they have their ballots early and people have never used ballots on the first days. >> reporter: the 37 boxes were unlocked by noon. contra-costa county officials say they want to assure voters no one was denied their right toe vote. they were just delayed in opening the boxes, taken by surprise at the demand for early voting. they are now unlocked 24 hours a day until november 3rd. >> at the post office this morning, we picked up 50 trays of voter ballots. totally unheard of. >> her reason for showing up so early. >> i've been waiting on this day for 365 days. i mean, i thakt back, i've been waiting on this for four years. >> reporter: chris reyes for abc 7 news. >> joining me live to talk about elections 2020, secretary of state alex padilla. thanks so much for your time. it's the first time all registered voters in the state are getting vote by mail ballots, so when should everybody see the ballots in
their mailboxes? we were actually having this discussion in the newsroom last night. some people had received. some people had not. >> right now it's a great question, and it's a good reminder because today is the deadline that counties had to send out vote by mail ballots. so some counties ahead of the game. some voters with ballots in hand, but some counties getting their ballots out today so they will be arriving in mailboxes in the days ahead. let me just jump to one of the tips we have for all voters. you can go to vote.ca.gov, click on "where's my ballot?" and sign up to receive alerts when the ballot's on its way to you, including confirmations at the end of it when the county has received your ballot. vote.ca.gov. >> okay. you can't say that enough, mr. secretary. we'll probably do it at the end of the interview as well, just to make sure people get it. so you know questions have been raised about the safety of
mail-in ballots. so what do you say to assure people that their vote is going to be counted accurately and that nobody is going to be able to fill out multiple ballots and have those counted several times? because that has been raised as an issue. >> look, vote by mail has been successful in california for decades and other states as well, for that matter. yes, it is convenient. you get to vote from the comfort and safety of your own home and it has proven to be secure. so any suggestion otherwise is, frankly, not true. and only seeks to undermine confidence in our elections. california knows how to do this. we've been voting by mail for many, many years. in our march primary, more than 70% of ballots cast were vote by mail ballots, and i think it's probably the safest option for voting during the covid-19 pandemic. a lot of safety measures in place to protect the integrity of vote by mail, including the all-important signature investigatio verification. when you vote by mail, regardless of how you return, by mail, a drop box or returning in
person, remember to sign the outside of your envelope. the first thing officials do is compare the signature on that envelope with the signature on record as part of your voter registration to confirm the identity of the voter and that it was cast appropriately. >> we should really emphasize that because if you don't sign it and you don't include the ballot properly, it's probably not going to be counted, correct? >> correct. and if, look, one of two things. you know, when you send back your ballot, remember, it must be in that official return envelope, return postage is prepaid so you don't have to worry about stamps. make sure you sign the back of the envelope and that you date it. ballots must be post marked on or before election day in order to count. as long as they arrive within 17 days of the election. if there is any issue with that signature, if it's a missing signature or a mismatched signature, the county must attempt to contact the voter to
take care of whatever the issue is. for some voters maybe i forget to sign, here is my signature or my signature has changed over time. let's update it. obviously if the voter says, hey, that wasn't me, we may have something to look into. so one of the most important safeguards, make sure to sign the return envelope. >> what would your advice be because we've seen a lot of stories about the postal service and slowdowns there. would you go to a ballot drop-off location to make sure that your vote is counted on time? >> look, that's the beauty of how we're preparing for the november election. it's up to the voter how they feel best in casting their ballot. we're encouraging vote by mail. and i'm encouraging the postal service as a reliable route to return your ballot. that's what i intend to do as soon as i get my ballot delivered to me. voters who feel more comfortable have the option of delivering their ballots to any ballot drop box in the county between now and election day or to walk it in in person. and, of course, we know that there are going to be some
voters who need that in-person opportunity to vote, whether it's to replace their ballot for same-day registration, language assistance, whatever the case may be, every county will be offering in-person early voting as well. so go to vote.ca.gov to see what your options are. our recommendation is to do it early. don't wait until the last minute. we are expecting a big turnout. you do not want to get caught in the line on tuesday, november 3rd. and sign up for where's my ballot and get those automated alerts on the status of your ballot, including confirmation when your ballot's been received and counted. >> all right. i think we're going to have this conversation a few times in the next few weeks. secretary of state alex padilla, thank you so much for joining us this afternoon. >> absolutely. vote.ca.gov. >> all right. he was giving us the tip there on the website. we can bring it back up later, but abc 7 news, we got so much information for you.
how you can find out where to register to vote, how to do it, how to vote in-person. we've got an interactive statewide proposition guide. there's a ton of props you'll be asked about. find it all at abc7news.com vote.ca.gov. vote.ca.gov is the site that mr. padilla was telling us about. president trump released from walter reed and back at the white house. the latest on ♪ ♪ you make my heart sing ♪ ♪ wild thing i... think i...
time now for the four at 4:00, joined be deion and spencer. president trump back at the white house after getting treated for the coronavirus. walking out of walter reed hospital in bethesda, maryland, about an hour ago. the president was taken by marine one back to the white house. takes about 15 minutes. it's been really a dizzying few days ever since the news of his diagnosis broke late thursday night. the president's personal physician has caution that the president is not out of the woods yet, despite heading back to the white house. spencer, immediate reaction? >> well, happy to see that he feels well enough to insist on going back home. but i don't think any of us has enough information about his medical condition to really render an opinion. i will offer this opinion, though, about his tweets, telling people not to fear covid.
you know, it's easy to say when you've got the care that the president of the united states has around him. apparently most of us should have some fear of covid, i think. but i'm happy that he's able to walk around and go home. >> yeah, the rest of us also don't have the ability to get all the skeerexperimental treat early. it just doesn't work that way. >> right. >> obviously he's the president, so he should get those things. deon, i don't know how it's worked to you in the past, every time i tell my doctor, should i do this? i just read this on webmd, you get the eye roll, like -- >> yeah. >> one of us is the doctor and one of us is the patient. maybe the doctor should decide what the treatment is. what do you think? >> you know something? don't read and believe everything you see on the internet. that's all i have to say. but, truly, if you have world-class care and, you know, you're not out of the woods yet, just stay. you've been working from home. just my two cents. >> yeah. >> all right. well, early on in the pandemic,
alcohol sales jumped. now according to a new report, adults have been drinking 14% more often. the increase in frequency of drinking for women up 17% compared to last year. the report is based on findings from a rand corporation study and the research didn't determine why the frequency has increased. seems pretty evident. but health experts speculate it's to cope with pandemic-related stress. isolation and boredom. of course that reflects in different ways for different people. for me, it's cookies, boba tea and ice cream. >> yes. >> you agree, deion? >> absolutely. i don't know about you, kristen, but i get that asian flush. you can use a spray bottle full of alcohol on me and i would be red and blotchiy, so, anyway, i don't drink very much as it is. so, yeah, i'm all about comfort eating. mine is pizza is really large cheese burgers. >> all right. >> that sounds good. >> spencer, i bet you're wine,
right? more frequently. >> wine for me. i'm not drinking more wine, i'm just drinking more expensive wine. >> there you go. everybody deserves a little treat where they get it. >> well, wish we could all be spencer christian. anyway, singer and poet lana delray is coming under fire on social media for the mask she wore over the weekend. take a look. it's a mesh mask she's got on. you can see right through it. it doesn't appear it's going to do very much to stop a virus. can't tell exactly what it's made of, but fans wrote on her instagram page, lana, i'm begging you wear a real mask and please address the mask situation. it's absolutely embarrassing. she was at a barnes & noble in l.a. signing her new book of poetry. kristen, the -- you know, i get it, that the mask can be uncomfortable if you wear it over time, but wearing a mesh mask, you -- why even bother wearing a mask at that point? >> i know. she's got a lot of fans posting on social because she put that picture up with that fish net
mask on twitter as well. people were saying, look, that looks great in pictures, but being out in public to protect yourself and protect others, please, wear a real mask, not the meshy one that looks like you know the exterior to the bag of orange, when you buy the bag of orange, it's like a fish net kind of thing. >> yeah, but you know what? even that has, like, a plastic cover, you know? i actually zoomed in on the picture. there was no plastic covering that was clear on that mask. >> it's not as good as the orange holder, see, spencer, right? >> nope. >> okay, guys, it appears the coronavirus -- producer says keep moves, guys. it appears the coronavirus will keep people from celebrating halloween this year. the annual survey from the national retail federation shows just 58% of adults plan to celebrate this year. those taking part plan to spend about 90 bucks on average, $11 more than last year. as for kids, more than 2.7 million children plan to drop up. the top three costumes, princess, spider-man or a
superhero. larry, i'm not going to buy candy. i don't expect trick or treaters. they shouldn't come. i'm not opening the door. >> well, some of us do that anyway, pandemic or not. but what i am going to dress up as spencer christian and drink expensive wine in the front yard. that's my plan. >> so, spencer, what are you going to do, dress up as larry? >> i'm just going to take a label off of my bottles and put it on my face. >> deion, any plans to either buy candy or trick or treat? >> you know, i think i'm a little -- wouldn't you be horrified if i showed up on someone's doorstep? i would get turned away if i showed up on kristen's doorstep. fail. >> you look really young. >> i'm glad the face cream's working. >> wow. any age you can go out and have -- well, maybe not this year.
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the oakland a's open their division series this afternoon, facing the team they wanted to meet and to beat, the houston astros. series being played at dodgers stadium in l.a. as the teams move into three bubbles for the playoffs. a's normally stellar bullpen gave up seven runs this game, and houston's carlos correa with
two homers, drove in four as the astros take the series opener 10-5. game two is tomorrow atim this is a best 3 out of 5 series. >> all right. fingers crossed. time now for consumer news. how can you stay safe in the sky the next time you fly? >> 7 on your side's michael finney with some tips. hi, michael. >> hey, larry, chris, look, the problem with flying right now is each airline is handling the pandemic somewhat differently and the policies are changing all the time. however, there are several things you can do for yourself to stay as safe as possible. this past june dani bush boarded an american airlines flight with high hopes that she would fly in a safe and healthy environment. >> they put out the dialogue as if they were being very safe and consid consid considerate for covid, but when
you arrive at the airport, none of those things were happening. >> once she began boarding, she was appalled to see crowded boarding areas, passengers without masks and jam-packed flights with middle seats filled. her 20-year-old son has a suppressed immune system so she takes social distancing very seriously. >> i had anxiety the entire flight. >> since dani's flight, american airlines said it has tightened its requirements for face coverings and prohibits anyone over the age of 2 for flying without a mask. some airlines make mask wearing mandatory and are blocking off middle seats, consumer reports has found airlines' covid precautions are all over the map. >> in many cases the policies are conflicting. so if you're flying on two different airlines in the same day, you may very well have two different sets of rules. >> consumer reports says without federal rules in place, airlines won't be held accountable for making their flights as safe as possible. >> the department of transportation has not stepped
up and has not protected consumers as we believe they should. >> reporter: in the meantime, if you must fly, here's what you can do now to keep yourself safe. before you book, contact the airline and ask if they guarantee empty middle seats and how strictly it enforcing mask-wearing. pack a go bag with extra masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. when you board, clean your space. wipe down the area around you, even the air nozzle above. and blast that air from the nozzle directly into your face for the entire flight. as for dani bush, she plans to fly again this month with a different airline. and hopes that more people will follow social distancing guidelines this time. okay, you guys, i want to know what you think about this. here's my theory on which seat to pick. and by the way, i've had a couple of experts back me up on
this. you want to pick the window seat because the air comes straight down from aou supposed to keep it on and blasting. if you're sitting over next to the aisle, you have the air coming at you this way. not as good. also in the aisle, you're closer to people walking back and forth. that's my theory. i'm backed up by some. what do you guys think? >> that totally makes sense, michael. >> is locked in the lavatory an option? >> oh. >> no? >> that's a smart one right there. >> all right. thanks, michael. >> thanks, michael. preparing for the worst. through gaming. a simple way to train your brain for the unimaginableable. and deon and here with what's coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. new at 5:00, the alameda county d.a. agrees to reopen the oscar grant case. the evidence about another b.a.r.t. officer when grant was shot and killed on the fruit veil station platform. plus, two sisters trying to
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help you think about the unthinkable ahead of type. abc7 news reporter shows us how a 5-minute game helps to train your brain. looking back, how many of us are prepared for the unexpected the wildfires, the power outages. there's a way to prepare, it's a forecasting game called the first five minutes of the future. it tries to train our brains to imagine the unimaginable. >> when we think about the future and we think about ourselves in the future, the same part of your brain lights up as when you encounter a stranger. so, like, being in the future is kind of a strange experience for us. we treat ourselves as strangers. >> the institute's director of game research and development said that it's a technique neuroscience activities called specificity training. they are able to imagine things they were unable to previously.
to see things in their mind. like a movie, or if it was a virtual reality world. >> it's a written exercise where a player writes down thoughts for five minutes about a realistic or unexpected problem. such as losing all internet connectivity. >> had how do you feel and what actions do you do after discovering this. so go ahead and start writing. >> you are encouraged to think others around you. where are your family members, what is needed and what needs to be done. >> the more detail you give to it, the better able you are to imagine in that, and do something about it. ultimately, it's about being prepared and developing better strategies. possib t shoulde done individuah responses shared afterwards. thinking about the future is a game anyone can play to get prepared. david louis, abc7 news. got to give it a try. thank you for joining us,
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next at 5:00. a new look at the killing of oscar grant, a surprising turn of events on a case that rocked the bay area. the officer that was there when he was killed on the platform. two sisters demand justice, their brother was killed by police and now what the governor is promising. >> firefighters the devastation left behind. the governor nominates first openly gay man to the supreme court. good evening and thanks for