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a will indeed strike if a deal isn't reached. well moving to a focus now on health one of our issues and our commitment to building a better bay area santa clara county today began giving out at home antigen covid tests about 60,000 tests are being distributed and more drive through sites reservations were required to pick up the tests. they are available to those who live work or attend school in the county the county website to book an appointment though show
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slots at marshall cottle park full through next weekend. as of this morning, we do not have any more appointments available our for the duration of this limited engagement, which is going to end next weekend. the county is trying to make sure people in what they call at-risk communities have access to the tests for tests per person are being handed out. several new studies show that a third covid vaccine shot offers increased protection against the omicron variant. abc news reporter zareen shah has a look at the very latest research. three new studies from the centers for disease control highlight the importance of getting a booster shot to offer the best protection against the omicron variant that third shot reduces the risk of hospitalization by 94% when it comes to the delta variant and 82% for omicron. these boosters are dramatically reducing your risk of ed visits hospitalizations and deaths and even if people see these
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breakthrough infections among vaccinated those are mostly asymptomatic or mild. so impact really in our unboxing population a separate study finds if you are completely unvaccinated. you are 14 times more likely to be infected and 53 times more likely to die when compared to those who are boosted protection against infection and hospitalization with the omicron variant is highest for those who are up to date with their vaccination the us recording over 18 million new cases in the last month alone more than a quarter of the nation's total number of room covid-19 cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic on friday a federal judge in texas issued a nationwide injunction barring the government from enforcing president. biden's vaccine mandate for federal workers the justice department plans to appeal the decision. meanwhile, the body administration says free n95 masks from the federal government will be available at pharmacies and community health
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centers in coming days additionally free at-home covid tests from the government have begun shipping soaring shah abc news, los angeles now if you want to stay up to date on the latest covid headlines, we have more information at our website. just head to abc news well, just ahead remembering an east bay man who dedicated his life to helping others memories shared today of a young el cerrito police officer whose life was unexpectedly cut short also anti-abortion activists take to the streets of san francisco a look at the annual walk for life west coast and a pledge from our governor today as roe v wade hangs in
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visit ♪ windows open, i'm yelling unity ♪ ♪ side by side with my community ♪ ♪ celebrate, let's have a jubilee ♪ ♪ they've been there for us ♪ ♪ let's be there for them ♪ >> a large crowd gathered for a memorial in on or november an el serrateo police officer who died in a car crash. eric bern stein died january 9th. he was offduty when his vehicle collided with a van in san pablo. people gather at the el serrateo high school theater to share memories of bernstein. he was an athletic, caring,
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spiritual man who focused on his goals. >> one thing about jay is whatever he put his mind on, whatever he wanted to accomplish, whatever goal he set out, he got it done. he did the work. and he got it done. and cousin, i am so proud of you. i am so proud of you. anchor: bernstein worked as an in-home caregiver before become ago police officer in 2020 the el serrateo create a memory for him. there was as you can see a strong police presence as they marriaged from civic center down market street to the embarcadero. before the mark, the pro-life
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group gathered at the plaza on the anniversary of roe v. wade the decision that legalized abortion many years ago. this year, the number of marchers rebounded after the pandemic reduced the crowd to just 3,000 last year. california governor gavin newsom took part in a virtual rally organized by planned parenthood come me mem rating the 49th anniversary of the supreme court roe v. wade decision establish ago national right to abortion. >> today's california stands as proceed proud reproductive freedom state. we're to expand the access of reproductive care. >> both pro-life and pro-choice are anticipating the possibility of the supreme court overturning are roe v. wade. a supreme court ruling will address a mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks.
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the lion dance that the year's chinese new year parade in san francisco will have additional significance this year. i was so honored to be a part of today's i dotting ceremony waiting up the lion. this year's awakening will honor the spirit of a little boy lost to gun violence. >> spencer christian, the wind is calm. advisories have expired. so the question is, when will it rain? i'll have that for you when
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bringing the lion to life. they asked jesper lu. you may remember was killed by gunfire on an oakland freeway im three year's parade also has extra special significance for the troop. [enter] >> last year, we missed the parade. the year before we were lucky to be able to beat the shutdown. and so most of my students what happened after we perform all year, this is highlight is the parade so this year the parade is a go as far as right now. >> yeah, this was so awesome to see the chinese new year parade is roaring back february 19th. and truly, they deserve it. they've been working so hard. er got to meet some of the young people involved. and they really do practice all year long. footballly, they get to show off their work. >> that's great dion. spencer: we had some powerful
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and damaging winds. here's why we had the strong winds. look that the alignment of systems. center of low pressure to our east and center of high prefer pressure to our nose northwest and tight pressure gradient to other southwest so this gave us a powerful off-shore front. we had calm wind all across the surface. all locations with surface wind speeds under 10 miles per hour even in the higher elevation where is the most damaging gusts were earlier today. we are gusting about 15 to 25 miles per hour for the most part. here's a view from the east bay hills camera. a little bit of orange hue post sunset. 46 degrees in san francisco. 66 in oakland. wee got mid to upper 50's in mountain view, san jose, santa clara and half moon bay. we look back at that time city scape here in san francisco the temperature range t 62. napa 55. 60 at both fairfield and concord.
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54 at livermore and from emryville, a nice clear view. these are our forecast features who have clear skies with winds continuing to diminish. sunny and mild again tomorrow. although probably a couple of degrees cooler than today. and we'll have this dry pattern into next weekend. overnight, we'll see a few high clouds disappear giving us clear skies that will allow the temperatures to drop a little bit. we'll have sunny skies tomorrow. overnight lows will drop down. 39 degrees in concord. antioch and livermore. low 40's will be the lows and right around the bayshore line we'll be in the mid 40's. tomorrow, in the mid to upper 60's. 67 at san hoe say 66 in morgan hill. on the peninsula 45 degree -- 65 degrees. downtown san francisco will top off at 62 degrees in the north bay where we we have a
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couple of areas hitting 72 today. but that's mild for this time of the year and lit be breezy, but not gusty. over if in the east bay look for a high of 62 at berkley. 64 at heyward and castro valley and inland mainly in the low to mid 6 oh's. looking ahead starting tomorrow morning, notice the jet stream, the storm trek stays well to or north. this dry pattern will continue. it does aneiers on friday we play a front. and it could produce the first rainfall. it doesn't look like it will amount to much. i will be light rain or light rain showers. seven-day forecast. mid 60's will be the highs inland and in around the bay on monday. a little bit of a cooldown on tuesday and wednesday. temperatures will rebound. latelater in the week. thursday and friday before we have our next cool down on saturday and again, slight chance, just a very slight chance of some showers late
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friday and saturday that's our forecast. >> now, abc7 sports with chris alvarez. chris: much, much warmer. 49ers and packer just urnway. midway through the second. nine down #-0. a trip to the n.f.c. championship. we'll have test game at 11:00. bay area unite full effect. >> gabe kapler with the giants. sending all my sup fort the niners today. huge game. lambeau field. everything on the line. those are the games that are most gratifying to win. bang, bang niner gang. >> this is mark cot say i'm faithful to the bay. let's go nines. >> being from sacramento, i'm a proud member of the nine faithful. so i can't wait for you to take on the packers. let's go niner. >> i'm faithful for the bay. and i'm cheering for the nine,
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bang, nine gang. >> we were always told question play with anyone and we've been change especial think month or so we feel good for ourself. and we're up for the challenge thiser week. >> divisional weekend started in the a.f.c. number one titans hosting the number four bengals, bengals up. 16-yard score. high steps. it's 16-6, bengals. late third. titans down 69. great pass to a.j. brown and a great catch. 33 yards. one--handed snag. game tied at 16. tannehill's third interception the most costly pick by logan wilson. bengals already in titans territory. and the fans can't believe it. final play of the game. rookie evan mcpherson with a game winner. bengals win 19-16, their first ever playoff win. cincinnati is on in the a.f.c. championship either buffalo or kansas city. yes, it is only january. and yes, it was against the last
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place houston rockets. but steph curry ice nba buzzer beater called for a big celebration the warriors. has been a frustrating stretch for the dubs who have won 4-10. all of that being said, golden state is still second place in the western conference. the best defense of the night happened after the game-winning locker room to avoid any on court media interviews. but warriors p.r. studs,here strong and said no, thanks, steph. back in 2014 when andre iguodala hit the last busser beater, he made it to the locker room without being stopped that tease moment he realized he actually done it. >> i hit that shot .1, .4, one second whatever it is. but it's a different feeling when when it's a walk-off. it's good to know what that feels like finally. i didn't realize until raymond and brett played the best defense of the night trying not
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to let me go to the tunnel. >> were you really going to run into the tunnel? >> absolutely. >> was he too physically imposing? >> well, yeah, he brought back up. >> i was watching that live. very inside -- he's got to do an interview. and then i see brett and raymond and that's some good defense. steve kerr is going to like seeing that. >> i worked with raymond a couple of times in the past, and he's sneaky. >> absolute pros to think that quickly. i remember 2014, you ain't getting by me, steph. dion: whatever it taken. plus, it's a little entertainment. i love that. chris, thank you very much. stay with us.
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dion: you can always get our life newscast weather and much more with our new abc7 bay area app on android tv. tv. fire tv and roku. just search abc7 bay area and download it for free. getting out side to play just got a lot more fun in one san francisco neighbor.
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take a look. today was the grand opening of the casey jones playground. the city made renovations. they en clued a new ball field. new exercise equipment for adults, a walking path and a picnic lawn. another great reason to get outside this weekend the weather should be just fine. and that's all the time we have for this edition of abc7 news at 6:00. i'm dion lim. for spencer and kris andouille of us here, thank you for joining
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