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was caused by the omicron variant. it has been detected in two dozen other countries. >> the cbc is urging the public not to be alarmed. ryan: san francisco officials confirming the nation's first case of the omicron variant is here in the city. >> using the latest technology, we have discovered the first case in the country here in san francisco. ryan: officials say it was only a matter of time before the new variant arrived. >> we knew omicron would be here. we thought it already was but we just had not detected it yet. ryan: the infected person was recently in south africa where the variant first emerged. they returned november 2 --
november 22 and developed mild symptoms a few days later. they had been vaccinated but had not received a booster. >> there is a strong likelihood it is more infectious than delta. ryan: a symbol of the test was sent to usf. the new variant was detected. >> we had assembled most of the genome but we were able to demonstrate this was an infection from omicron variant. ryan: no covid restrictions are planned to be changed. this person is isolating and they are reaching out to anyone who has been in close contact. >> a new directive from the cdc is requiring airlines to turn over lists of the names of passengers flying from eight
southern african countries. this is after biden announced a ban. the bay area has had a lot of firsts when it comes to covid. 2/6/2020, a 57-year-old woman became the first recorded person in the nation to die of covid. february 27, the cdc confirmed a solano county resident was the first to be exposed. in may of this year, a symptomatic teacher taught a class unmasked. 27 cases of the delta variant were identified. and san francisco has seen the first several delta plus cases. >> dr., how concerned are you about this new variant?
>> i am concerned about the unknowns and the fact that we could still have surges of delta and omicron with pockets of transmission. but i am also saying we do not need to panic. it is the same virus and the vaccines will still work to curve -- curb the spread. larry: it is early in the detection and investigation and how the variant is different. dr. colfax said it is believed to be more contagious than delta. do we know how much more? >> we do not. if you imagine a 3d model of the coronavirus, those so i proteins -- those spike proteins are what find their way in.
delta had eight of those. omicron has 32. so it could be more contagious. this was spotted in south africa and now it is in over 20 countries. so the possibility is there but it does not mean it will cause more severe illness. larry: you got ahead of me in terms of my next question, to explain to people, the proteins look different in this variant and it can attack something specific. how long before we know the present vaccines will work against omicron? >> from everything i have heard, i think we will have some definitive peer-reviewed evidence within a few weeks. if we look at what happened with
delta, the vaccine worked in terms of preventing severe illness. that might be the case with omicron. but it has to spread to even run into that country. if i were to make an analogy, the protein is like a wanted poster. if you change the hair and put on some glasses, it can still be tracked down. there is not a worry that the mutations will be so wild that the vaccine will not work. if you get the booster, your antibody level will be so much higher and it should protect it. larry: that is a great analogy to explain it. otherwise it is hard for many to comprehend. do you think we will have a wave of omicron? should we change or adjust our holiday plans? or just get boosted and live your life? >> i do not think anything
critically changes in terms of preparations. we were already having over 700 deaths a day because of the delta variant. so we have the same heightened concern. the pandemic is still here and we are still at risk. if anyone is planning international travel, you might reconsider but -- because you could be stuck at your destination for several weeks. travel restrictions changed by day. this variant poses a lot of unknowns. larry: it could impact a lot of people for christmas and new year's, just not knowing if we can fly and get back. >> absolutely. pay attention and get tested when you need to. do the things we have been talking about for the past year and a half. >> the announcement about this
variant is just the latest part of what has become a worldwide response. now that the variant has reached the u.s., the question is, what happens next? ucf -- usf hopes to grow a living culture of the omicron variant itself. a virology expert says having the virus itself is the gold standard for predicting with the variant might do. >> how is it replicating in an organism? how does it spread? >> you can add it to cells or the original and see if it infects better. >> and infectious disease researcher at stanford has researched omicron.
there are dna sequences that would allow companies to test the effectiveness of vaccines by producing pseudo-viruses that mimic characteristics. >> it is just as fast. >> the answers testing provides could be critical about what comes next. if a new vaccine were required, the fda would have to require -- would have to decide when it is released and with how much clinical trial. >> we are in uncharted territory about that. it is up to the fda how they want to do it. but i will step back and say that first, we have no reason to believe at this time that our vaccines will not work against omicron. >> she said it might turn out that the secondary line of defense by the immune system
might provide secondary defense. research continues at a rapid pace around the world. researchers told us teams around the world are working to culture the new omicron variant. larry: the san francisco archdiocese is encouraging churchgoers to get the shot. except for archbishop salvatore corleone he. he has yet to get vaccinated. reporter: pope francis, the leader of the catholic church, admits he struggles with skeptics who refuse to get the vaccine. here is the pope last august. he said, we must help others to do it, calling it an act of love. archbishop salvatore stated, i join the pope and conference of
catholic bishops and advising you to get vaccinated if your doctor recommends it. except in a recent interview, he admitted that he has yet to get vaccinated. he added that his immune system is strong and his personal physician told him it is probably not necessary for him to be vaccinated. an opinion that is not shared by many in the san francisco health department who urge people to get vaccinated. >> it helps protect you, your family, communities, and vulnerable people. >> he is entitled to his opinion but he is a public figure, so everything he says has impact on others. >> it is not the first time he hasn't followed the teachings of the pope. in 2013, the pope made news when he reached out to gay catholics. >> the pope said, if someone is
gay and searches for the lord and has good, who am i to judge? >> the archbishop has been outspoken about gays in same-sex marriage. he warned all catholic school teachers to conduct their lives in ways that does not deny church doctrine. a few months later, a group of churchgoers rallied to show their support for him. he did not return our calls regarding this latest controversy. >> i cannot see into his heart and mind so i do not know how he put this together. >> fighting crime. changes approved today in walnut creek, and what we have learned about the suspects in the mass theft at nordstrom. world aids day. tributes today and president
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from several police departments. the officer had been working private security when he was shot in oakland. you can watch part of the procession streaming on abc 7. larry: new revelations involving another error involving the three nordstrom suspects. one was a felon who was on parole. information they should have had when he was under arrest. reporter: when police arrested dana, she had a glock 29 handgun, a violation of parole. but they did -- but police did not know she was on parole. when her name was ron, april hit -- run, a parole hit did not
come back. it matters because if officers had known, a parole hold would have been issued. >> they would have been remanded to custody of the prison system. reporter: without it, she posted bail. she was released on thanksgiving, five days after the nordstrom incident. during her arraignment, the district attorney told the judge the parole agent was attempting to get a parole warrant signed by a judge into the court. it fell short by 15 minutes. rather than being remanded into custody, she walked out of court. >> our community expects a reliable system. that information should be there. reporter: so who is responsible when it isn't? they are following up withhhh
regional partners who maintain the system and possibly the doj to find out where the breakdown occurred. how many other many other have they been -- how many other parolees arrested have been released because of the same error? the sheriff's office had also made a mistake in releasing joshua underwood. >> human error. reporter: he is back in cus cuss as is ronnie robinson, who has been in custody since the incident. larry: today the city council approved funds to hire more officers to patrol downtown walt -- downtown walnut creek. five officers will be hired and they will install new security
cameras. >> san jose city council has approved the plan to spend $250,000 of covid relief funding on license plate readers in order to track down suspects. >> license plate readers cities around the country are being used to addressed -- used in order to address auto thefts and recently, mob robberies of retail stores. >> the use will be restricted to felonies and there will be strict privacy restrictions. larry: one north bay water agency is taking drought restrictions to the next level. new finds and rules. -- fines and rules. >> it is not the kind of weather
lisa williams wanted for her christmas tree shopping. >> this is crazy christmas whether. -- weather. let's hope we get some rain. >> jam jam would like to have rain. >> we do not want sunshine. it is not good for the trees. reporter: with no significant rain insight, tougher water restrictions for marion county. no more outdoor irrigation for lawns and backyards and less water is recycled. no refilling swimming pools. >> i am nervous about the restrictions. i have a yard that has mature planting entries and i do not want to lose that. but i understand the rationale behind restrictions. >> we are in a severe water
crunch and people don't get it. because their water never stops. but we are in trouble and need to conserve. reporter: the state water project says cities and farms from san jose to southern california should expect to receive virtually no water next year because of the drought. >> zero allocation does not mean no water would be delivered. what will be delivered isssss for critical health and safety needs. reporter: like drinking water and fire suppression. if this pattern continues, the state could impose further cutbacks and water use by the spring. the advice now is to conserve every drop. larry: we obviously desperately need water. in the meantime, 70's and sunny on december 1. one of the many reasons we love living in california. spencer: a little unusual.
we have had some record highs today. 72 in san francisco. 75 in san jose. both of those are new records for today. we are much warmer than you would expect. here is a view looking down on the bay. still 71 in san francisco. 66, oakland. morgan hill, 73. blue skies over golden gate and traffic is moving nicely. 66, livermore. mild around the area. a beautiful day. we will see some areas ofme aref returned to the bay area overnight. sunny and mild tomorrow. a few clouds. cooler with a possibility of
sprinkles early next week. areas of fog will build over the central valley and possibly building through the delta street overnight. high clouds tomorrow. mid to upper 40's overnight. tomorrow, 67 in san 69 in oakland. about 70 in the inland east bay. let's skip ahead to monday. the forecast shows a cold front moving in from the pacific northwest that could bring light rain or sprinkles to the north bay. that system will sweep out of here by midnight monday going into tuesday morning, leading to more dry weather. climate protection system systee
showing only a couple hundredths of an inch of rain. any rain is welcome. mild through friday. moderate or minor cooling for the weekend. bright skies. next week, increasing clouds. a chance of sprinkles monday. maybe a lingering morning sprinkle tuesday. still a dry pattern. larry: the new effort better san jose. the change coming to downtown. kristen: i suffered with psoriasis for so long. i felt gross. people were afraid i was contagious. i was covered from head to toe. i was afraid to show my skin. after i started cosentyx i wasn't covered anymore.
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larry: today the u.s. supreme court heard a mississippi case that could possibly overturn roe v. wade. reporter: legal experts have called it the most consequential abortion rights case in 30 years. today, the supreme court openly wondering what the country would look like if they rolled back roe v. wade. >> --- reporter: the state of mississippi very -- the state of mississippi is asking the supreme court to hold up the band of -- ba
15 weeks. john roberts openly questioning today. >> if this is an issue of choice, why is 15 weeks not enough time? >> will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the constitution and it's reading are just political facts? reporter: lawyers speaking after two hours of court arguments. >> we tried to emphasize how important the right has been to a woman's ability to pursue a profession and to their health and lives. >> this is a historic day. reporter: the impact is massive.
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the north portico, on display every year since 2007 to remember those who lost their lives to the disease. kristen: president biden unveiled a new national strategy with a goal of ending the hiv epidemic by 2030. president biden: two ensure that treatment -- to ensure that medication is available to anyone, no matter how much money you make or where you live in the country. kristen: there is a budget request of $670 million to help reduce hiv diagnoses and aids-related deaths. larry: in san francisco castro district, there is colorful sidewalk art commemorating this day.
personal and meaningful. >> is important to remind her -- to remember those who we have lost, especially during covid. reporter: george kelly is the founder of this project. the mission is to fill the sidewalks on castro street with the names of aids victims. >> i have 42 friends who have passed away. reporter: there is still plenty of room on the sidewalk for art. they think it will be full by 9:00 tonight and have put out chalk for anyone who wants to add a name. if you do not have one, check with organizers. they have some for you. >> i have plenty of names people have given over the internet that they would like to add to our project. people from all around the world. reporter: he says it is moving
and beautiful at the end of the day to see all of the names written in chalk and he invites everyone to come down and honor and remember. larry: world aids day is a good time to learn some life lessons. kristen: reggie spoke with an -- hiv-positive person to educate people. >> you you are hiv-positive. i would like to know how we can be less poop emoji when comes out with status. >> i think it starts with normalizing these conversations, not being afraid of them, and feeling ok to ask any questions. it is ok not to know.
it is not ok to make it a big deal and then making a person who is hiv-positive feel like they are not welcome in the world. >> what did someone tell you when you revealed your status that was a good response? >> the good responses h h started to outweigh the bad ones in the past few years. the tide is turning. the one that stands out is someone told me, that is not a thing anymore, right? in terms of being afraid of infections and being caught up on the current medication and treatment and prevention for hiv. >> let's talk about that. there is a campaign called you equals you. >> that is the groundbreaking science of the day. meetings someone like me can get
on treatment medication that brings the virus down to an undetectable level in our body, meaning lab results cannot detect the virus. we stay undetectable for at least six months. you cannot transmit the virus to others when you are actively keeping yourself and others safe from harm. so it is groundbreaking science but it has not been talked about in the mainstream. so conversations like this really matter. >> it makes a huge difference because it means we can date people who are hiv-positive. we do not have to fear getting hiv ourselves. so let's be less poop emoji about dating. >> dating was really rough in the beginning. an hiv diagnosis is not as
devastating as it sounds. i did everything i could to manage the disease. it is the most managed thing in my life. so on my dates, you will hear things like, i am not ready for that or what would my family think? so it takes conversations like this to educate those especially in our own community who are not knowledgeable about the signs of the day. >> that leads us to our point. how to not be poop emoji when it comes to brunch. >> when you are out with friends and people are using off-color jokes in the hiv realm. i have heard jokes like come up
where did your friend and up last night? he is probably at an hiv clinic. those were uncomfortable and i felt defenseless for a long time because i was in hiding. so those are the worst of them all in terms of jokes i have heard. >> it is especially hurtful because it comes from our own community. we have been through too much to treat people like that. this leads me to my final point. tony is looking for a husband. tony lives in new york. i assume you are willing to travel for a husband? >> i am. but i am hosting here as well in new york. >> on that note, this is over. tony, you are a delight. you are saving lives and making
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kristen: time for the four and four. a san francisco resident has become the first known person in the u.s. to contract omicron variant. these are actual photos researchers at work. san francisco's public health to -- department c c c c person returned from south africa november 22, confirmed november 28 and the sequence he was done november 30. mild symptoms. >> sequencing identified it within eight hours. that is incredible. knowledge is power. officials say there is no cause for panic. i thought it already was here. they say if you are vaccinated and have your booster, there is
no reason to think this will be any worse than the delta variant. so right now i am ok. talk may be in three or four weeks when we have more information but right now, i am not changing anything. >> i feel fairly comfortable and optimistic right now. i am fully vaccinated. the information available now suggests there is no need to panic. so we wait a few weeks and see if things change. larry: i think the concern is every time it feels like we are getting close to the finish line, here is another variant. kristen: we want there to be a finish line, but we are not necessarily doing the things that would lead us to the finish line. larry: and you need the whole world to do it. a tough challenge. supply chain issues are affecting santa. the situation is slamming toy stores across the nation.
120 store owner planned ahead eight -- one 20 sto 20 sto 20 planned ahead eight months ago. -- toy ahead eight months ago. spencer, i don't think i can get my maserati. there is a supply chain issue. spencer: maybe you can get it in time for valentine's day. larry: i think the problem is going to persist. kristen, you have the youngest kids. kristen: it is like, what? santa says you do not want the ps5. santa says it is not good for you. santa says you want these blocks. [laughter] talk about a shortage. larry: mom, mom!
they are going to get aps for. -- a ps4. kristen: if you know this one, sing-along -- on the first day of christmas, my true love gave to me. it is going to cost a lot more to buy what you love. the seven expensive at $13,000. eight maids a milking, $58. five golden rings cost just under $900. the total price, $41,000. do you know anyone who has tried to accomplish this? two people do this? -- do people do this?
larry: no, but who knew that swans cost so much? >> how do you find out how much it costs to have a piper piping? larry: this is not a thing. >> i was shocked by the rings. five golden rings for 900 bucks? kristen: maybe it is not golden rings. >> goldplated. larry: group a chance to stay at the home alone house outside of chicago featured in the film. four guests can work their way through the booby-traps. booking opens next tuesday and the overnight is december 12. probably a day that drew has already put in for vacation. >> those booby-traps were
vicious in the movie. i do not know what they are going to put you through. larry: i'm not signing up for that. i'll just watch the movie. >> as a kid growing up, everyone wanted that house. larry: would you go for this? >> why not? larry: bring your own swan. it is cheaper that way. kristen: the actors are not included. spencer: we could be the four first psoriasis, then psoriatic arthritis. it was really holding me back. standing up... ...even walking was tough. my joints hurt. i was afraid things were going to get worse. i was always hiding, and that's just not me. not being there for my family, that hurt. woooo! i had to do something.
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larry: san jose is gearing up to build a better downtown. the downtown association is dreaming up ideas for a vibrant place. our reporter looks at how building a better san jose will happen. reporter: changes coming to downtown san jose with new high-rise construction, a proposed google campus, and others. but it leaves downtown with empty storefronts and a sizable homeless population. >> it is ok to throw things against the wall and not have them stick. we have been encouraged to try some things that may not work long-term, but we have
and partner allowing us to take some risks. reporter: scott nice is grateful the knight foundation has created $1 million over the next five years to make the downtown area vibrant, inviting, and authentic to the diversity of san jose. >> people who people who peopleo restaurants, tech workers, everyone needs to find something compelling in the experience. reporter: some are short-term like dressing up in area with art. others are to fill v storefronts with shops filled with unique merchandise and fill the gaps between new projects and existing blocks. developers realize this. >> they cannot building as an island. it needs to connect to other
developments being proposed, existing ones, and neighborhoods and districts that surround them. reporter: the hope is to make downtown a destination worth exploring. kristen: we certainly are building better weather for those of you looking for warmth. spencer: tonight, mainly clear. some areas of fog. mid to upper 40's. highs tomorrow, mild. upper 60's at the coast. 70 at the bay. 72 inland. we will get less mild for the weekend. early next week, sharply cooler with a chance of monday sprinkles. kristen: the peninsula humane society is entering the christmas season for a great offer for those who love small
animals. adoption fees are being waived for rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, and mice. they say they have 25 animals looking for a place to call home. larry: santa is getting high-tech and low-tech. >> merry christmas. are you children getting ready for christmas? i'm morgan, and there's more to me than hiv. more love, more adventure, more community. but with my hiv treatment, there's not more medicines in my pill. i talked to my doctor and switched to fewer medicines with dovato. dovato is for some adults who are starting hiv-1 treatment or replacing their current hiv-1 regimen. with just 2 medicines in 1 pill, dovato is as effective as a 3-drug regimen... to help you reach and stay undetectable. research shows people who take hiv treatment as prescribed and get to and stay undetectable can no longer transmit hiv through sex. don't take dovato if you're allergic to its ingredients
or if you take dofetilide. taking dovato with dofetilide can cause serious or life-threatening side effects. hepatitis b can become harder to treat while on dovato. don't stop dovato without talking to your doctor, as your hepatitis b may worsen or become life-threatening. serious or life-threatening side effects can occur, including allergic reactions, lactic acid buildup, and liver problems. if you have a rash and other symptoms of an allergic reaction, stop dovato and get medical help right away. tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, or if you are, may be, or plan to be pregnant. dovato may harm your unborn baby. use effective birth control while on dovato. do not breastfeed while taking dovato. most common side effects are headache, nausea, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, tiredness, and anxiety. so much goes into who i am. hiv medicine is one part of it. ask your doctor about dovato-i did. ♪
kristen: coming up at 8:00, the gold perks, the wonder years, the connors, then world economics. then a one million things at 10:00 followed by the news at 11:00. the plaza is hosting a tree lighting. the mayor will light the tree in 15 minutes. there will be live entertainment, snow, food and drinks, and crafts. the pandemic has limited access to santa for children so now santa is turning to technology to help keep in touch with those both naughty and nice. mark salinger has the story. reporter: from santa's workshop chuck knows where to find old
saint nick. the pandemic has stopped children from going to the mall to drop off their wish lists. it has forced santa to at using technology. >> i am using remote control software to get to santas computer. -- santa's computer. reporter: tonight, chuck will connect children to the north pole. using ham radios and computers, children get to talk with santa again. santa's workshop has more has mr technology now. children across the state can get on the radio and talk to him. >> merry christmas! >> --
our you getting ready for christmas? >> joannnnnnnnnn cookies did you eat last night? i do not know. i was too busy eating to count them. reporter: the radio is taking santa into homes. >> if i can make someone laugh for 10 seconds anywhere in their day, it is worth anything i do.. >> i am in the north pole and it is really cold. you do not want to spill your drink. it will freeze before it hits the ground. mrs. claus is baking cookies in the kitchen. kristen: i love that story. that is it for the news at 4:00.
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