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100,000 new cases for the third straight day, but the seven-day test positivity average has decreased only slightly to 23%. it was at 23.1%. dion: it's not just a positivity rate dropping that shows signs of improvement. chris: dustin dorsey shares potentially positive data suggesting the omicron wave may be on the way down. some are calling this the prophecy. dustin: covid testing has been at an all-time high as of late thanks to the omicron variant. but it's not the only indicator of community covid trends. and to find it, you have to dig deep. >> we are monitoring the levels of sars-cov-2 virus at wastewater treatment plants, all for wastewater treatment plants in santa clara county. dustin: since may of 2020, the county collected data through wastewater. since asymptomatic people don't often test and at home tests don't always reflect in the
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overall numbers. at up to county officials first detect omicron. and now the five day average shows it may be on its way out. >> we are sorting to see some leveling off, even some slightly downward trends right now. and we are cautiously optimistic that we'll see that in our clinical cases. but we haven't seen that yet. >> i think this is an extreme leap promising sign. dustin: the sign doctors have been waiting for, a potential dip in the omicron surge. looking at the data, you see just that. >> from a society perspective, it's great because as cases go down, we probably have fewer restrictions. but we are always going to be nervous about hospitalizations until we see that number start going down. dustin: unfortunately, hospital and case rate numbers have not shown the dip. that can happen in the next few weeks. and until that time? >> we still recommend that people get their boosters, get their vaccines, and get a good tightfitting max -- mask.
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because if you look at the data, the concentrations in wastewater is still significantly higher than we were one year ago. dustin: the overall, some positives to look at again in santa clara county. dustin dorsey, abc 7 chris: news. joining me now is dr. patel. his wastewater really a good indicator of what is to come? dr. patel: larry, it absolutely can be. this is some pretty amazing science. essentially, what's happening is people can shed rna whether they are asymptomatic or not, from their stools. and this can happen before some people are symptomatically you can almost use wastewater to track the prevalence of the virus in a community. and as we briefly saw in that graphic, around january 6, we saw a peak in for testing sites in the bay area, palo alto, sunnyvale, a downtrend right now. this is matching what we are
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seeing in other places like boston and florida. hopefully, we have already passed the search. the question now is how bad is the downfall going to be? hospitalizations will lag this data by a few weeks. larry: whatever information we can get, if it's accurate, fantastic. how about information on hospitals, ers in particular. where are you seeing in your own practice? is it bad? dr. patel: it is bad, larry, and it's bad for multiple reasons. we have a lot of sick patients to have symptomatically 19 not only on the inpatient side on the hospital, but also outpatient. there's also a lot of exposures happening taking people out of the front line, making er wait times really long, canceling elective procedures. this is not just happening at hospitals i work at. this is happening across the country. we are seeing varying data at the state and national level showing somewhere between 70% to 90% of hospital beds are full.
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this is very troubling when you look at this, what could potentially happen in the next month or so. larry: we don't think about the domino effect for people waiting for treatment for cancer or what have you and they can't get them to a hospital. the president is deploying military doctors to help. will that make the difference here? larry: -- dr. patel: larry, i almost see it like a band-aid. it's going to make a difference. these are expertly trained individuals not only in terms of triage care, i see you, maybe some local implementation, but is not a long-term solution as we see more states start to fill up and more critical staffing shortages. one thing that caught me off guard is in the beginning of president biden address, he said , when times are tough, call the military. no, when times are tough, the federal government needs to give us a clear policy to prevent this from happening in the first place. larry: ideally, they are all
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working together. a few seconds left. there's an ocean out there that omicron is going to peak and drop and we may proceed to whatever the new normal looks like. do you agree with that? dr. patel: i do agree that the potential is there. we want to see less than activity. we want to see this wrecking our hospital system, not as much as it is right now before we call this endemic. larry: dr. patel, thank you. see you soon. dr. patel: thank you. dion: tomorrow, schools will have a longer stay, which means teachers and students will be excused from the classroom. some teachers decided not to wait until tomorrow and hold test call out sick today. -- call out sick today. abc 7 news reporter wehan mendez joins us. here we go. wehan: a long time to beme to be instruction. now, it will complicate things a bit if students decide to walk
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out on tuesday. but what we are hearing is that there is an enormous amount of anxiety at some of these schools. montero middle school in oakland did not have enough teachers, forcing hundreds of students to stay home again. quinn is a montero teacher. >> every day, we are receiving emails that we are in close contact with positive covid cases. and some teachers have gotten 20 this week or more. which causes severe stress and anxiety. wehan: enough teachers from frick united language and skyline high school were absent today, forcing those schools to also close for instruction. >> we don't want to school knowing that we and us and our families are unsafe. we don't want to go to school knowing one of our friends could have covid. wehan: she and others are demanding oakland unified provide kn95 masks for every student, twice-weekly covid testing, and more covered
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outdoor spaces where students can eat. today, the district began handing out kn95 masks to students. >> this is about doing what everybody at the local state and federal levels is telling us to do. they're telling us to keep kids in school. that's the best place for them. and doing all that we are doing, we know that is a district, we've done as much as any district in california when it comes to protecting our students and the staff. wehan: following the guidelines of those health officials, the district says testing should not be mandatory. many teachers do. >> most of the time, these cases are asymptomatic and are continuously spreading covid around without knowing. wehan: at last night's school board meeting, more demand were put on the table. >> we would like to go on long distance learning until we have all the materials. it does take a mental health talk. wehan: but the actual law -- online health learning that students grew accustomed to is long gone.
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it expired june 30 last year and is no longer funded by the state. districts like oakland are offering a much less interactive study plan. and the school district is also trying to persuade students to get vaccinated. remember, oakland has a mandate for students 12 and older to get vaccinated by the end of the month because unlike other districts in the bay area, they haven't been all that successful. in the newsroom, wehan menendez, abc 7 news. dion: now intend for disco, students received at-home test from covid-19. amy hollyfield was at elementary as the tests were handed out. amy: she is not handingnot handt typical treat. misses peralta gave out kits to test for the covid virus, a day she admits she did not think she would ever experience. >> never. and what's amazing is they
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really understand what the tests are. amy: west portal school got its much awaited chip -- shipment of 600 test from the state last night and was handing them out today. the printable says they have been in high demand but she is asking parents not to use them unless their child appears sick. >> this is a one-time shipment from the state. if you are not showing system -- symptoms and your vaccinated, there's no need to test just to test. we need to hold onto them. amy: the teachers union is in negotiations for safer conditions at school with some staging a sick out last week to protest. one demand has been for more testing. the district would not say if these take-home kits would be enough to satisfy that demand. >> i can't really get into the details of the negotiations right now but i will say that we do want to make sure that everyone is safe in school. amy: they also have n95 masks to hand out to teachers.
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peralta did not participate but says she does appreciate the test kits and will happily swap in a new mask. >> i am happy to where the n95 mask and just to keep us and for me to keep the little ones safe. amy: the hope is that with these take-home tests, you get results in 15 minutes and it will cut down on the number of days as students and teachers are out of the classroom. everyone in the district should have a take-home test by the end of the day tomorrow. intent for cisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. larry: speaking of testing, more than a million rapid at-home test will be available free of charge to any american who wants one. president biden announced he is doubling the number to be just riveted by the federal government. the president also announced plans to make n95 masks available for free, sang a mask is part of every americans patriotic duty to help fight covid. this next story is a bit troubling. the cdc says 60% of kn95 masks
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in the u.s. were counterfeit and do not meet federal requirements . here's what it's supposed to look like. they have an approval number, brand name, and a model number. health-care workers where n95 and kn95 masks, which offer a higher degree of protection. get the most out of your mask. he went to upgrade to one of those if you can, especially in a crowded, public settings. weakened of a mask like people are doing now. dion: just ahead, on the move. the governor's infrastructure plan and what it means for the environment. plus, pothole problems. vallejo residents since throw their support behind -- throw their support behind powerful vigilantes. and a new beyond meat product hits a popular restaurant chain. we'll try it for ourselves. meteorologist: yesterday, our sky looked a little suspect. our show you where the unhealthy our show you where the unhealthy air was, if it's still out there we've got our vision... ...and so much to choose from.
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crime. a lack of a kind ability to provide his safe release. southbay mother accused of throwing booze filled sex crazed partners for his son and teenage parties is asking to be released on bail. the lawyer for shannon says she poses no risk to the community as she awaits trial. the santa clara counties das office does as they will respond to the request in court next week. she faces 39 criminal counts. if convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. larry: following up on a story abc 7 news brought you yesterday thanks to a tip from our viewers, a group of men in vallejo says the city is not doing a good job maintaining the roads, so they have taken matter and tar into their own hands. as tim johns tells us, they are winning support for many vallejo residents. tim: it's a problem every day. people have issues every day with potholes. tim: in vallejo, residents say
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potholes are a problem that have gotten worse over the years. tim: at least three per street or something. it's kind of getting ridiculous. tim: and when that increasing hitting them where it hurts the most. in the pocketbook. >> and having entire issues. i have a problem -- i'm having entire issues -- tire issues. tim: some residents decided to take matters into their own hands, forming a group that fixes potholes on. their own. they call him the pothole gate vigilantes. here is a member of the group. he said is not just about stopping damage to stopping cars, but preventing someone from getting physically hurt. >> for instance, that right there is an example of a pothole that standards. somebody's working, possibly hitting somebody on the right-hand side, swerving into oncoming traffic. that's what we want to mitigate.
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tim: they're also winning the support of many in the community. several drivers stopped to thank them for their work. >> as long as they say that, we are going to come -- keep continuing to fix these streets. tim: the city of vallejo issued a cease indices. -- cease and desist. we were told no one was available. >> it said. it's it's sad. it's real -- it's sad. it's really sad. it's not just you guys that care about the city. tim: in vallejo, tim johns, abc 7 news. dion: the california public utilities commission will vote this month on proposals to change the incentive program for rooftop solar. groups in favor say the current program forces customers without solar to pay a disproportionate amount of fixed costs of it. >> the burden of paying for solar systems shouldn't be on customers without solar who don't have the means to pay for them. dion: hundreds of solar energy
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workers rallied today in san francisco. answered city hall and the nearby cpuc headquarters. they say it threatens 50,000 jobs, would derail clean energy progress, and result in higher energy bills for everyone. >> this is supposed to be a policy that levels the playing field. but it's raising the prices of cost of work for everybody. dion: governor newsom says he reviewed the draft plan and that "we still have some work to do." larry: some good news for california's drought for the first time in quite a while, the majority of the state is out of exceptional of -- and extreme drought, and merely severe to moderate drought conditions. that's an improvement. you see only a small section of northern california remains in what we call extreme drought. the middle monitor shows last week and the right is from three months ago, where a large chunk of the state was in exceptional drought. so clearly, all the rain made a difference and the snow up in this era, as well. mike nicco joining is now with the forecast.
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no rain on your radar screen at the moment, unfortunately. mike: not really. it would all evaporate before it reaches the ground because the air is so dry in the lower elevations. let's go back to that great news you told us and show you exactly what the byproduct has been. you can see just how green and lush everything is, so nice to wake up to that and not have to worry about a fire danger, especially when it becomes quite breezy tonight and tomorrow in our hills. so we started early and we started really robustly. look at october. i color-coded it. this is october, green means everybody was above average. here's november, great, everybody below, december, everybody above. january, low again. places like san jose haven't even received any rain yet. so does that mean february is going to be wet? i sure hope so because we have a ways to go. we are still in that severe drought.
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you can see the percentage for today's date, while up considerably, we're still lacking anywhere from about 21 to about 51% of the water those was of ours need -- those reservoirs need to hold. let's talk about the other big story today, our air quality. this beautiful sunset, provided by increasing high clouds and extra pollution in the air. in fact, is still unhealthy for those around redwood city. i put the map on your seo can see what we're talking about. as we move forward, the air district says we're going to remain in the moderate categories, something definitely we are going to keep an eye on. the air mass is going to modify the next few days for the better. tonight, clouds are going to thin, a little cooler, a little more sunshine early tomorrow. the haze will hang around. an extended period of dry weather. temperatures, mid 50's to near
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60, not too chilly compared to where we are going to be later on tonight. this high-pressure at at the surface continues to direct the storms around us but it's what we call a dirty high. you can see the high clouds coming over top of it today. they thin tonight. that's what tomorrow will be cooler and a little more do on the cars and on the grass. you can see the increase in high clouds as we head into friday evening, but no rain out of these particular clouds. tonight, expect north bay valleys, east bay valleys in the upper 30's while the rest of us will be around 40-44 degrees. you can see at the coast with a down sloping wind, 50's in our hills. tomorrow, a lot like today, 59 in richmond, 64 in santa rosa. oakland and also san mateo, 61. san jose in livermore at 623. here's my accuweather 7 a forecast, temperatures a little cooler saturday morning. that will translate into about the same, maybe a little bit cooler saturday afternoon. sunday, we'll see increasing clouds. monday and tuesday look like our
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cloudiest days. and some of our coolest ones as wednesday and thursday, the sun comes back up. temperatures warm back into the 60's away from the coast. have a good day. larry? larry: a new lawsuit filed following the deadly shooting on the set of the film, "rust." - hi mommy! - hi honey! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. ♪ hush little baby...♪ ♪...don't say a word...♪ but if slow upload speeds turn your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds for more reliable video calls. get at&t fiber, plans starting at $35 a month for a year. limited availability in select areas. call 877.only.att.
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larry: there's a new lawsuit in the fatal shooting on alec baldwin's movie, "rust." abc news morgan norwood says the
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armor is suing the company that provided the guns and ammunition, saying the boxes that contained ammunition dummies also contained live rents. morgan: the armor answering the company that provided ammunition to the set, filing a lawsuit against the business, alleging the ammunition boxes failed to state a material fact. the contents contained both dummy and live ammunition, which were deceptively sold. authorities say actor alec baldwin fired a live round that killed cinematographer halyna hutchins and injured director joel souza. the lawsuit describes the follow-up between the unfolding overheated text messages after an dental discharge of a weapon onset, and claims k told an acquaintance, who's also a police officer, that he never wanted to work with hannah again. just days later on the morning of the shooting, she claimed she found a new completely -- box.
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since no one could tell her where that box came from, she says later that morning, she loaded alec baldwin's revolver with four dummy rounds from her pocket. it was now loaded with six dummy rounds. she denied providing live rents. >> it's not a possibility that they came from pdq or from isil personally. -- myself personally. when we send dummy rounds out, they get individually rattle tested before they get sent out. morgan: as the investigation continues, alec baldwin maintained he is cooperating despite not yet turning over his phone to authorities, who have a warrant to search it. he says authorities are still going through the process of specifying what is needed from it. also telling abc news there was something very unique about the live rounds on the set of "ru st." he also says they don't match what he supplied.
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morgan norwood, abc 7, los angeles. dion: move over, oscar meyer. here comes snoop dogg. hip-hop legend filed for federal trademark for a line of hotdogs -- hotdogs labeled snoop dog's. he has sold his own brands of cannabis in the past. a few years back, he even sent in paperwork for an ice cream brand called snoop scoops, which never materialized. i thought this was going to be our tasty thursday treat. larry: unless he's serving up chicken, it will be. for almost chicken. beyond meat chicken. couple minutes, you'll see what we are talking about. meanwhile, moving california forward. what it means for the environment. plus. >> vaccinate your body. vaccinate me at the party. [laughter] larry: what is this? we will
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> $10 billion. $10 billion investment in zero emission vehicles. larry: a major commitment from governor newsom for infrastructure in california's climate. a big part was discussing transportation growth respect our climate and the environment, which is where our focus is as we work to build a better bay area. dion: jack fontes was in santa clara for the speech today. zach: it's been a big week for gavin newsom after announcing plans for the state budget proposal. his latest stop to talk about it
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was in the city of santa clara. the topic? transportation and infrastructure investments. >> there is no state in america that comes close to a commitment of radically changing our system of transportation by cleaning and bringing it. zach: the governor has set his budget aside for transportation. billions are to support zero emission vehicles in low income communities in the state. he also plans to use the money to change out heavy duty trucks and buses with zero emission vehicles. another main part of the budget? $4.2 billion to finish the controversial high-speed rail project. >> a big part of our broader strategy is to connect the central valley, central coast, northern california, southern california. zach: also on hand, local leaders in support is hoping to ella to fight trains by 2024. and the mayor says the
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governor's proposal could open up additional possibilities and also investments in infrastructure already in the works. >> we are excited to partner with bart on a new major transit connection coming to santa clara. zach: the governor's budget proposal needs to go to the state legislature. after that, a revision will be made for approval in june. for now, the governor expressed optimism for what can be done with the budget proposal. >> no other western democracy, the united states included, has outperformed california in economic growth the last five years. zach: zach fuentes, abc 7 news. larry: all those cargo ships you see docked in the bay waiting to get an open spot in the port of oakland will soon be disappearing. new rules lunch this week and require the 200,010 ships to stay 50 miles off the coast while they wait for their docking assignment times. the goal is to try to reduce congestion and also minimize air quality index. dion: thousands of americans
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will see their student loan debts canceled under a massive settlement between a lending student loan company and multiple states, including california. the settlement will provide relief to $1.85 billion to resolve allegations against nabby and, formally known as sallie mae. the states accused the company of steering borrowers into costly repayment plans and predatory loans. >> for california, this settlement includes 11 point $5 million in direct restitution for 43,000 residents. in approximately two to six to $1 million in private debt cancellation for those living in the golden state. dion: nephi and denies it violates any laws and cactuses for distraction to prevail in court. larry: pet owners throughout the bay area encountering a major pet food shortage. they are struggling to keep some
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of their most popular items in stock. the culprit here, there's less product coming out of the factories. then you have the transportation issues getting the pet from factories to the source. when will things get better? >> we're seeing things popping up to be filled in february and march. the i think we are going to see those struggles and shortages for quite a while. through this year. larry: canned pet foods are the hottest -- hardest to come by these days. they recommend switching to a new brand gradually because dogs and cats can be really picky eaters. dion: moving to human food, it is tasty thursday. kfc goes beyond fried chicken and gets into plant-based meet business.
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larry: time now for the four at 4:00 as dan and mike join as. i guess you could say it defies description. just listen. >> vaccinate your body. vaccinate me at the party. vaccination free. vaccination freak and leak. what the vaccine in my body. i want the vaccine for my wife. i want to vaccinate you all day long. vaccinate you while i wear my thong. vaccinate me, vaccinate you. vaccinate them. vaccinate my friend. >> you just heard from snoop dogg in your earlier segment. he's not quite there yet. larry: give him time.
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is that purell? he's going to douse himself. i see. dion: oh, no. larry: it's youtuber alexander stein. he's known for appearing before the dallas city council in a variety of costumes. so i guess he's not real health care worker. he lost me at the thong -- and i'm know what that was. >> it's right or wrong, larry, come on. dion: wow. >> that's the second line to it. it was. >> is going there. larry: he strained to make a point with humor. -- he's trying to make a point with humor. dion: we are in california talking about this, larry. it's clearly working. >> i got friends in texas. i can see them going -- yeah. >> we had so much seriousness the past couple years. why not have a little fun?
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>> city council commentedo. -- city council, too. dion: i'm just concerned with the hand sanitizer he doused himself with. wiping his face with it? >> it's a bit. dion: we are also speechless. let's move on. not to some fashion trends that are little questionable. take a look at the style trends we were treated to an this money. >> so pajamas, these are meant for wearing out of the house. you can work from home and become triple all day in your pjs. and when you're ready to go at night, put on about to pull together your look. slide on a pump and you are ready to go. dion: i'm sorry, you can just put a belt on something and make it ready to go. this is all day pjs. apparently it's the new trend. you mix and match animal prints. it feels like maybe the return of lareau or something. if i showed up to a board meeting looking like that, would you take me seriously? >> just as much if you are in a
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doctors outfit. actually, i can get behind the all day pjs. home stuff, that's what everybody is wearing most of the time anyway. i guess this is just trying to go with a friend. you're right. you can't just slap a belt on and say ok, i'm ready. >> dressing now. larry: i'm worried what some people consider pajamas. >> also true. you know those pajama jeans, they are printed like jeans. >> i remember that. that was a three month fad. larry: i have a feeling this may be the same. now some new home decor. candles that remind you of something. candles have released two limited-edition -- campbell's have released two limited-edition scents. one candle spells like tomato soup and grilled cheese. another smells like chicken noodle soup. it hopes they spark fond
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memories and inspire new moments of joy. that sounds like a reach. >> that may go the way of the all day pajamas. couldn't they just put on a can of soup at home? larry: that's the old way. this is the modern way. dion: get with it. >> so old school. larry: i am not one of the candle guys. they just overwhelm me. what about the rest of you? >> i don't mind them. but i'm with you. if they are too strong, if it dominates the room, it gets on my nerves pretty quickly. i like a pine scent or citrus scent. dion: i had a friend who bought me an artichoke scented candle the other day. >> good or bad? dion: i don't think artichokes smell like what this candle smells like, but i think people are >> >> trying to get more creative. are you being diplomatic? dion: yes i am.
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because this is my friend who gave it to me. >> if only this room smelled like an artichoke. dion: finally, it is of course thursday. it's tasty thursday. [laughter] that's not part of the segment. we are indulging just a little bit. take a look. >> you don't believe in miracles? what's this? introducing beyond fried chicken. dion: kfc has teamed up with beyond meat to bring you beyond fried chicken. the plant-based chicken was first introduced in test markets in 2020 and now is available nationwide for a limited time. larry: we have some samples right here to try as we take a taste. we are joined by beyond meat. how did you team up with casey? >> -- with kfc? >> thank you so much for having me. it's a true partnership with kfc. we are so excited to be working with them on beyond fried
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chicken and to make it available nationwide. it's going to be in 4000 stores all across the country, every single kfc, and it's a very exciting moment for us, the largest launch of plant-based chicken to date. so it's an exciting product. we worked super closely with them to replicate the taste and texture and the whole experience of kentucky fried chicken. we know people love kfc. people love to go to kfc. want to be able to offer them something that's plant-based. we want to deliver them and experience they are used to. larry: i'm sure you've heard this before, but it tastes like chicken. but what makes it special? >> it's special because it's exactly right. it tastes like chicken but it's plant-based. it's made out of simple, plant-based ingredients. the main source of protein is a non-gmo-based soy, and it has nuts, protein, it's delicious,
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juicy, and really the first of its kind. we've been working with kfc now for two years to move this to market in such a large-scale way. we did some exciting tests. we originally tested in atlanta for a very limited run and sold out in five hours. it was incredible. we did test in charlotte and nashville and in southern california. it sold out almost immediately and we are really excited to now bring it to consumers nationwide so they can enjoy it. larry: so sales are booming is what it sounds like. >> it's an excited time, a lot of interest in plant-based. and we find a lot of customers are looking for plant-based options at their favorite restaurants, like kfc. so it's been really terrific to offer that to them. larry: not to put you on the spot here, but sometimes some of these products, the substitutes
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are super high in sodium. while it may seem like you are healthy on one end, not so much on the other end. how about the chicken here? >> yeah, no, we feel really, really good about this option. it has all the benefits of plant-based meats, whether you are looking to reduce animal protein intake. a lot of people are trying to eat less animal protein for health reasons, environmental reasons, this is just a really, really strong option. and we find that more consumers are doing that these days than ever before. a lot of younger consumers are doing that, especially gen z, millennials, loving the whole idea of shifting to plant-based options. it's delicious and plant-based. larry: i don't know if you can see, but mike nicco was almost auditioning to be a food model as he held up this pork. -- the spork. >> you know what?
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i love it. you're hired. larry: thanks so much. and look for more chicken from beyond meat. appreciate it. >> help people check it out. larry: it does take lid -- taste legit. thank you. thank you. entresto is the number one heart failure brand prescribed by cardiologists and has helped over one million people. it was proven superior at helping people stay alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren, or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high blood potassium. ask your doctor about entresto.
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larry: a viral boardgame challenge taking the internet by storm. dion: using the valves is said to be one of many strategies for
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success in the game. larry: abc news reporter will ganz has a look at the game, the hottest thing out here since sudoku. will: i am obsessed. can't stop, won't stop. it's a free word game. the mission? to get a five letter word in six tries or less. after each guest, the tiles change colors. green means it's the right letter and in the right spot. yellow means the letter is in them word but the law -- the wrong spot. it can of like that old game show, lingo. >> times, t-i will: it's the same word for everybody. you can only play once a day. there's no app. it's just a website. no ads, and you don't have to
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enter your email. that has attracted people to the game because it feels quite innocent, and it just wants you to have fun with it. the recently, in a move many are calling s-h-a-d-y, this guy released the app, a promote with unlimited play for a $30 annual subscription. they wasn't having it. steal is a five letter word. congrats. they removed similar knockoffs from the app store. they apologized. meanwhile, josh is happy his free, no frills game is bringing people together in a time like this one. >> if you want to get into the game, there are a few words you can use to help narrow down the letters. for vowels, try the word adieu. for consonants, try the word , snort. four of the most possible -- popular letters in it. larry: mike, try snort.
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apparently, it's been around in other forms. maybe this guy got it from one of those. i don't know, big controversy. dion: our director, chris johnson, apparently plays everything the night. so he's hooked. larry: but only once. he's smart enough he only needs his one. dion: he is pretty quick on his feet. larry: if there was with friends, wouldn't do it, not with him. dion: terrible, mike nicco. mike: sorry. larry: look at this. mike: wanted to show you this. these are sand sculptors. mother nature brought a cold front to lake michigan the other day, and it flash froze the sand. now, the moisture in the sand turned to ice, which held the sand together. but then the wind picked up behind the cold front and it kind of carved out these 15 inch high sculptors. they didn't last very long because once the sun came up, it melted the ice and they fell
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down. it's one of those unique things that mother nature provides. let's look at what's going on outside, this gorgeous sunset. wanted to give you an update on our air quality. everyone is now healthy, again, moderate levels out there. we see that trend continue through the evening hours and into the forecast the next several days. let's talk about your temperatures tonight. mid to upper 40's by 11:00, a little bit cooler during the evening hours and last night, so maybe just a little bit warm. the rest of us are in the 30's and 40's tomorrow. you see the increasing high class from the south as temperatures reached mid to upper 50's at lunch and eventually 60 at 4:00 and falling back into the 50's. you won't need that umbrella for your friday evening activities, but you definitely want to dress warmly. upper 50's, low 60's, clouds and sunshine. dion: thank you, mike. just ahead, barbie has a new doll honoring a black activist.
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it's all part of the company's inspiring women's series. wells was born into slavery in 1862 and went on to write about racism. the dog is on sale on monday. larry: just ahead, women of the movement. >> this shows what one woman's courage, one woman's stance, what a difference it made. larry: the murde
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larry: abc's women of the movement continues tonight, takes a look at the murder of emmett till. and his mother's courage george nokia has a preview. >>'s name is emmett till. he was taken in the middle of the night from my uncles. george: it happened after vacationing emmett till was accused of approved -- inappropriate behavior involved with a white woman in a mississippi grocery store in 1955. for that, he was beaten, tortured, and murdered. his great uncle injured his knees that she would be safe in his care. >> only thing were going to have to worry about is how many fish he's going to catch and how fast his aunt lizzie is going to fry them up. >> terrible, terrible pain he lived with all those years in terms of what he offered and what he promised, what meant so much to him, and how violated he
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was, and the courage of him to go do what he did. george: but he did was testify in the trial of the accused killers. it would be called one of the bravest moments in the civil rights movement. brave beyond words. >> i want a public wake tonight. open casket. and i don't want you doing a thing to him. >> this shows you what one woman's courage, one woman's stance, what a difference it made. george: he remembers telling his own kids about emmett till. now as grown-ups, they understand it more because of what's going on in today's world. >> and it's a horrible thought. the feeling is worse to say that my kids are having to go through the same things that we went through. so, trayvon is very emmett till.
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