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this is what we're getting this week and next. there are big drops across the board. the biggest difference is in alameda county. they received 15,000 johnson & johnson doses. santa clara county also taking a big hit. this week they got 9,000 doses. next week the county is getting 3,000 doses of that johnson & johnson shot. >> the dwindling supply of vaccines is happening at the same time the bay area is preparing to vaccinate more people. next thursday, anyone 16 and older is eligible to get their shot. robert honda joins us from levi stadium to show us how the shortage will impact the south bay and beyond. >> reporter: it's sort of business as usual here at the levy stadium. but what's become more regular and unpredictable is the vaccine supply. addressed the johnson & johnson vaccine shortage and how to
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overcome it. congressman row came here as santa clara county workers and volunteers are in the midst of a strange dilemma and expect more people seeking vaccine shots while getting less vaccine overall. >> my understanding is we will see many more come over the next three weeks. it was a shortage two or three weeks ago, but the situation is improving. but the congressman acknowledges the shortage is severe. it will get less than 3,000 shots this time around. >> well, there were concerns about the safety and the concerns about the incidents that took place. but we're hopeful that pfizer and moderna recover and we're hopeful that johnson & johnson will rectify any of the issues. >> facebook is getting ready to assist the ravenswood family health center. fortunately, it will administer
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moderna since san matteo county supply went from 700 last week to just 500. >> so with the shortage of vaccines and just the impact of so many of the communities here getting access to vaccines, we felt it was crucial for us to do our part. >> facebook also has big plans to set up clinics in central and southern california. but no matter where the sites are, progress still depends on the vaccine supply. in santa clara, robert handa. >> thanks, robert. take a look at who is eligible for the vaccine county by county right now. most counties are going with the state right now. anyone 50 and over can get the shot. anyone 16 and older who is considered high risk can also get the shot. on april 15th, as was mentioning for weeks now, basically opening up to all adults. but santa clara county right
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here is already allowing people to schedule their appointments for april 15th. contra costa county is already there, vaccinating people for a couple weeks now regardless of health risks. in alameda county, that same group, 16 and up regardless of health risk, you can get the shot if you live in 12 certain zip codes. go to our website. you can click on how to get a vaccine appointment right at the top of the page. it is on our trending bar. >> baseball is back from the crack of the bat to the roar of an actual real called. hours before first pick, fans waited in long lines before opening day. for the first time in more than a year, fans, as in real people allowed in the stands. anthony flores joins us live from oracle park. and i can see the map. that's still required, anthony. >> yes, it is.
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but, jessica, no more cardboard cutouts. actual people. this was a special day because fans were back in the seats at oracle park for the first time since 2019. now, this wasn't just a day at the park. fans had to show proof they were fully vaccinated or tested negative. there were other changes, but none of that seemed to take away from the excitement of opening day at oracle park. >> let's go giants. >> he's been going to giants games for three decades. after missing because of the pandemic, he says there was no way he was going to miss this home opener. >> since opening day, why wouldn't you come? >> he didn't mind the enhanced protocols fans had to follow to attend the game. >> giants doing an outstanding job to keep us safe, so why would you come? >> anyone 12 and older must show proof of getting vaccinated to
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get into the ballpark. but some felt the hassle. casey vargas says the extra precautions put an extra burden on fans. >> i do feel safe and that's good. but i feel like with the rapid tests required, it is an additional cost to every single ticketholder and that just doesn't seem fair. >> only about 9,000 fans were allowed in because of capacity limits. but there was no mistaking the excitement and the roar of a live crowd. other new additions, reminders to wear a mask are everywhere and so is hand sanitizer. to keep long lines from forming at concession stands, fans had to order their food on a mobile app and then pick it up. that didn't bother drew. >> we expected delays and stuff today. it's something new. >> even with all the changes, simply being back at the
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ballpark, brings back a sense of normalcy after a very challenging year. >> man, it is amazing, right? >> it's the new normal we have all gotten used over the last year and fans will have to get used to this year. but they had one more reason to cheer today. the giants coming away with a 3-1 win over the rockies. anthony flores. anthony, make sure you grab my cut-out and bring it back to the studio, please. >> i'll look for it. >> thank you. all right. throwing out today's first pitch bryan stow. you remember him. he was brutally beaten on opening day in 2017. making coach, some of the special guests at the game today. san francisco supervisor tweeted out this video. she was attacked a few weeks ago in san francisco and she donated
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more than $1 million to support the fight against racism toward asian americans. okay. if you are looking for more giants coverage, we have you covered. what's new at oracle park where you can explore an interactive map to take you through all the changes that fans will go through this season. oakland police are trying to determine if an attack on an elderly filipino man was a hate crime. someone carjacked him at gunpoint outside a grocery store. the attack happened yet and not only cost him his car but put him in the hospital and put him out of work. a family friend said something has to change. >> and it's really happening in our backyard every single day. >> reporter: she doesn't mince words when talking about crimes against the aapi community. not just because she leads a nonprofit dealing in activism
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but because it hits close to home. she says the family is still too frightened to talk, but sara also tells us the words leading up to the attack were racist. >> as they were trying to steal his car, they were talking about -- they thought he was chinese and so they were talking about covid and being an asian-american in america. >> reporter: her uncle relies on his car for his sole source of income and put up a fight to keep it. >> he was hit over the head with a gun and he was trying to stop him from taking his car and so he put his body to get in the way of getting inside the vehicle, and the person took off with his car and dragged his body in the parking lot. >> reporter: that fight handed him at highland hospital where he was treated for nonlife
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threatening injuries. the drama runs deeper than the physical ones. he also fears his attacker could return. >> this happened blocks away from their home, so we don't want to create friction around what's already happening in the community. >> reporter: we reached out to food maxx who declined to comment. police are trying to determine if this was a crime motivated by hate or simply a crime of opportunity and had not provided any other information. sara and the victim's family have taken to social media to ask help from the public in finding the stolen car. if you see it, you're asked to call the police. nbc bay area news. >> an asian-american athlete says she was targeted in an anti-asian rant at a southern california mark. she captured the incident on her cell phone where a man went on a
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racist rant. >> i haven't done anything. >> i'm not [ bleep ] scared of you. >> you're a loser. loser. go home. >> the video was posted on her instagram. you are hear the man hurling several profanities at the karate star. she was training for the olympics when the man started yelling and threatening her. she posted the video in order to share what happened to her to, quote, to protect each other. medical testimony today in the second week of the derek chauvin murder trial wraps up. today the medical examiner said he still classified floyd's death as a homicide. he said floyd's heart disease and use of fentanyl contributed to his death but were not the direct cause. those factors continue to be at the core by the defense, though. today baker acknowledged that they did play a part. >> in my opinion, the neck
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compression was more than mr. floyd could take. >> next week, the defense could get a chance to present its case. the prosecution is working faster than expected. minneapolis police officer derek chauvin is charged in the death of floyd and that happened last may, sparking outrage across the country. >> coming up, covid's impact on front line workers. a cool and breezy evening around the bay area. out of oracle park today what we will be talking about this weekend. our valleys returning to the upper 70s. a closer look when we come right back. we'll tell you about the explosion of fake covid vaccination cards hitting the market. the warning from the feds and what you should know. also on our series about the american worker, how one big employer bucked the trend and increased wages during the pandemic.
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more bubbles for less benjamins our amazing 20% off wine sael is going on now until april 13th at your neighborhood grocery outlet britain's prime minister marked today the death of prince philip saying, quote, we are united in grief in his passing and gratitude for his decades of selfless service. despite calls to stay away because of the pandemic, mourners left showers outside of windsor castle today lt known for his charp whit and loyalty to the monocarky, he fulfilled 20,000 royal engagements. she was princess to liz beth when they married in 1947. he died two months before he would have celebrated his 100th birthday. >> the royal family, you know, the king and the queen have been married for over 70 years and it is just a really sad moment.
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>> i will send my greatest sympathy to the family. >> prince philip did not want a state funeral and covid restrictions limit funerals to 30 people anyway, so his burial service will likely be family only. rapper dmx has died. the artist and actor suffered a heart attack last friday. he had been hospitalized since his stint. his family releasing a statement calling him a warrior who fought to the very end. his first studio album debuted in 1998 as did four more albums. dmx was just 50 years old. a string of dead whales found in the bay area. we know ship strikes killed at least two of them. showing the most recent dead whale discovered yesterday. now, there have been a total of four dead whales found in the last week and a half. the first one washed up last week in san francisco. the marine mammal center says they don't know yet what killed
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that whale. then this past saturday, another whale was found here moss beach in san matteo county. that whale and the one found yesterday were both killed by ships. now they're still investigating the fourth dead whale found. a ucf study is shining a look on the impact of the pandemic. they say the mental health impact on er workers. nightmares, exhaustion and ptsd. the lead author of the study about the results and interviewed a nurse who described very similar experiences. >> reporter: in emergency departments across the country during the pandemic, the crisis hasn't just been about the damage covid has inflicted on patients. front line health care workers have also been victims of the virus even if they didn't contract it. >> approximately half of the participants in the survey or in the survey study were found to
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be -- to have significant levels of anxiety and emotional exhaustion and burn-out. and then approximately about a fifth of the participants were at significant risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. >> dr. robert rodriguez is the lead author of that new study that was done from the cdc and conducted last summer when much less was known about the virus. some 1,500 health care workers in emergency departments across the country participated. some of the biggest worries included getting their loved one sick, contracting the virus themselves and patients with unclear diagnosis that could get others sick. >> i would say i wasn't able to sleep much. my dreams actually started incorporating in the pandemic where people were wearing masks and if people weren't wearing masks in my dream i could feel anxiety and fear that covid
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would be rampid. >> at ucsf the nurse helped with covid-19 clinical trials and says during the early pandemic she felt spence anxiety. but later a lot of insomnia and burn-out. >> it is important to recognize what happened in the past and the struggles that front line providers had during that time. so that we can be prepared for other pandemics for the -- and other natural disasters that can occur. >> dr. rodriguez says this latest study is an important reminder for hospitals and health care facilities to provide more mental health care support to their staff. anoushah rasta, nbc bay area news. >> it does seem sort of far away from when we first started with the pandemic. but i do remember those intense feelings of anxiety. remember when we were bleaching everything and that high level of stress. >> we were sanitizing our grocery bags before we put them
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in the fridge. >> we've come a long way. that's for sure. >> what a way to start the weekend. glorious outside. >> yeah. beautiful sunshine out there. a little windy in a few spots. the wind cooling off the coast in the inner bay as short-term cooldown we're seeing today before temperatures rebound for the weekend. if you are going to be out and about, watch out for those gusty winds. it is still a cool evening out at oracle park. 53 degrees. sea gulls don't seem to mind out there. happy everybody is back with able. the wind northwest at 15 miles an hour. tomorrow, by the way, temperatures warmer, back into the 60s. walnut creek 65. look at that wind southwest at 20 miles an hour. so a cool, blustery evening. we're seeing more of it too. northwest wind at 20. even with the sunshine, you see these beautiful pictures
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focussed behind me. it is jacket weather out there behind me. numbers dropping to the 50s. low 50s by 8:00 tonight around san jose before the low clouds start to fill in once again. here we go. it is the copy and paste forecast. patchy low clouds. mostly in the mid-40s bay side. but a bit of a change for tomorrow afternoon. more like the weather we had yesterday with more 70s out there. the sea breeze won't be quite as strong. this trend will carry through the weekend. we should see numbers close to the mid-70s up towards con card and walnut creek. 76 in santa rosa. sonoma probably the warmest place around the bay area tomorrow. notice how the coast and san francisco continue to stay relatively cool as those winds will stay on shore. early afternoon start for the giants game again tomorrow. but a little warmer. still breezy.
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early afternoon should be in the low 60s. in terms of any spring showers, obviously we are not seeing any of that this weekend. we are expecting maybe toward the end of next week, we may see a system here over the sierra that will bring a chance of showers for parts of lake county. but the best odds by next weekend should be over the sierra. warmer for you means mid-60s. at least not the 50s like we had today. a little breezy and a bit cooler as we head towards tuesday. for the valleys, you will get into the 70s tomorrow. sunday the warmer of the two days and then upper 70s as we start the week and stay there. still no signs of any rain. but less wind and warmer weather for your weekend plans. nicer and warmer out there, too, this weekend. back to you. >> okay. looking forward to the weekend. >> total baseball weather. >> thanks. coming up, a big rock slide hits the breaks on a popular
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corporate america taking more steps in the fight against asian hate. today 3,000 safety kits to chinatown. the bank says this is in response to attacks. the kits include whistles and bilingual id cards. >> these kits can reach as many community members as possible to help them feel safe and supported. >> they are hoping to deliver these across the country. now a moving story from san jose. literally. this is a story about moving an entire restaurant. for years, this bistro hosted hungry shark fans, but it is also smack in the middle of the future google village. this week the owners announced they are moving, building and all, to little italy a few blocks away. the home has moved before. the owner says years ago his grandfather moved it here.
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coming up at 6:00, have you noticed the increased gas prices in the bay area are soaring. we're going to have that for you coming up tonight at 6:00. coming up on "nightly news," the fbi warning about fake vaccination cards. lester holt joins us in one minute. a long-awaited homecoming. >> we do mean long. these photographs today of covid-19 patient on his way home after a tough, are you ready, 80 days in the icu. tonight he is back home in lake county in his own bed. staff in the hallways cheering for him when he left. family and friends have something to celebrate. go, phillip. >> for sure.
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lots of rest inside your own home and in your own bed. have a good night, folks. "nightly news" is next with lester holt. we'll see you at 6:00. bye. tonight the tributes pouring in from around the world for britain's prince philip the husband of queen elizabeth dying at 99 less than a month after a lengthy hospital stay. his death coming at a tumultuous time for the royal family after the departure of harry and meghan how covid is impacting funeral plans. and the royal love story spanning over seven decades. the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy on george floyd testifying what he said about the role drugs and heart conditions may have played in floyd's death. and how another medical expert on the stand challenged his findings vaccinations halt


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