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lives, because it makes us better people. so i try and inspire that message as much as i can. >> he used to be a lawyer in hollywood before he became an artist. the exhibit had be here for two months on grant avenue near union square. >> this is when you tell your kids, "keep your hands to yourself", don't touch anything! through information about the omicron variant. the head of pfizer sharing the new data about the level of protection that his vaccine, pfizer provides. >> three doses against omicron are almost equivalent to the two doses effectiveness we had against the original variant. >> and not just pfizer here. what dr. anthony fauci believes the research will reveal about those who've gotten the moderna vaccine. also, is there a link
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between omicron and hiv and how treating one can slow down the other. and president biden's ambitious plan to cut emissions. the timeline he's giving the government to slash all emissions to zero and how he'll try achieving it. the news at 5:30 starts right now. the head of the world health organization is urging countries to accelerate vaccination programs to slow the spread of the omicron variant, this as pfizer says three doses of its vaccine appear to be effect ever against the new strain. >> reporter: the head of pfizer says new tests show its vaccine is less effective for people who had just two shots without a
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booster, but adding the third dose appears to jump. >> it's almost equivalent to the two-dose effectiveness we had against the original variant. >> reporter: while two doses may not be enough to stop a break through infection, they would likely stop serious infection or death. president biden praised the research. >> if you get the booster, you're really in good shape. >> reporter: while omicron could be the dominant strain, it's delta responsible for the majority of hospitalizations and deaths. >> the bottom line is, for those who are upvaccinated, please get vaccinated, and particularly,
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those who are fully vaccinated, get that booster shot, because that makes a difference. >> reporter: while moderna happens said how effective its vaccine is, dr. pfizer believes it had be similar to pfizer's. in washington, chris pollone. a lofty goal from the government, the president signed an executive order cutting emissions. it calls for the government to use all clean electricity by 2030. another attempt to create a bigger market for clean tests, including electric cars. plenty of jobs but not enough people filling those jobs. the latest labor turnover survey reveals job openings rose to 11
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million in october. the most openings came in accommodation and food services. employers are scrambling to find workers. nearly 4 million people quit their jobs in october down from september, fewer people left their hospitality jobs. have you asked for a raise? maybe now is the time. many employers have budgeted for a raise. >> more pay can create more inflation. that makes sense, right? if xyz corporation has to pay employees more because they're dealing with a rise in the cost of living they have to compensate, it's raising prices because it's paying its
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employees more because of inflation, and that contributes to inflation. this is very different than the start of the cycle where prices went up because the supply chain was messed up. that was supply and demand inflation. the worry is inflation will continue even after the supply chain kinks are worked out. now we know that bosses are planning raises next year because of a new study and poll from the conference board showing just that. on average companies say they're budgeting for 3.9% increases in wages, the most since 2018. the biggest raises will go to workers under 25 who traditionally work in entry-level food service and retail. >> you can see scott mcgrew and our morning team avenue morning
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4:30 am. president biden said he was very straightforward with president putin yesterday. the u.s. would pursue strong measures should russia invade ukraine. the u.s. would build up military capabilities in here countries that border russia. >> but i made it very clear. if, in fact he invades ukraine, there will be severe kons kwebss. severe consequence. economic consequence like he's never seen. >> he said it was provocative to pose the question on whether russia planned to attack ukraine. not just the united states, several other countries are
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joining the diplomatic boycott of the olympics. today canada, the uk and australia will join the u.s. in the boycott. athletes will still go. boris johnson said the uk would technically be boycott the diplomatically. one of america's allies has a new leader. olaf schultz became germany's new chancellor take over for angela merkel. lawmakers gave her a standing ovation. schultz has high hopes of modernizing germany and combating climate change. mark meadows is now suing the house committee investigating the january capitol attack on january 6. this comes hours after the committee vowed to file contempt
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charges against him. in that lawsuit, meadows asked the court to invalidate two subpoenas he says the panel issued without legal authority. errier today they said they would seek a contempt charge. he says the panel wanted to ask about topics he believes are under executive privilege. the mississippi case challenges roe v. wade. lawmakers have reviewed law that would make california a sanctuary. this includes possibly paying for travel, lodging, for people from other states. more than two dozen states are poised to ban abortions. workers are working onion
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as -- >> reporter: the health officer says she's intrigued by these findings, and so are other medical ex-parties. ow cron is the one to watch right now. of all the other unnamed variants, omicron evolved faster wan more mutations, because it likely originated with someone with a compromised immune system, likely someone with hiv. dr. hoffman reported similar evidence. >> she developed those mutations within a short time span, 15 days where her immune system was not working properly to evade or control the covid next. >> reporter: dr. hoffman says the hiv patient is an example of
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how somebody with an already-compromised immune system could spread the mutation rapidly if she had not been isolated. the patient responded so well to readily-available aids treatment. battling the hiv pandemic could be key to solving the covid pandemic. >> we can actually stop their infections in their tracks and reduce the chance for spreading any sort of new variant. >> reporter: the stanford discovery was applauded by dr. peter chen hong of ucsf. the message is not to stigmatize hiv patients or anyone with compromised immune systems but doing all we can to get them treatment. >> we're not really sure where these variants emerged, but it does make a good case for being
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kpree hechb sieve in taking care of everyone's health. >> reporter: both reiterated the need for getting vaccinated. in san jose, robert handa, nbc bay area news. up next, not in compliance. restaurants in contra costa county are not following protocols. some are wondering why the health department isn't doing something about it. you've bought something from a company that's just not shipping to you. i'm chris chmura. we'll show you how to get your money back and possibly make a federal case out of it, that's next. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. more clouds today, areas of drizzle in about eight minutes.
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♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪
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♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪
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. supervisors in contra costa county want the health department to crackdown on restaurants who aren't complying with covid rules. there are about a dozen restaurants not checking vaccination status. instead of fines, the health department is giving them warnings. county supervisors say that is not good enough. >> we have done the informing. we have done the educating. and it's not fair to those businesses that are complying. it's not fair to the employees of those restaurants. obviously, patrons choose to go there, but the employees work there. >> the head of the county health department says the policy hasn't changed. she promised her department will follow up with restaurants who were given warnings. okay, it's that time of year when punctual people who bought their gifts early now face sluggish companies that can't deliver. >> i was punctual.
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>> you can get your money back if those deliveries don't come on time. our consumer investigator, chris chmura says you have a long-standing and little-known federal civil rights here. >> the year was 1975. watergate had just ended. ford had just replaced nixon and elsewhere in washington, d.c., uncle sam finally stood up to companies that don't deliver. we've heard the excuses, we're back ordered, processing, lost your invoice. when the government took action, many old school catalog and phone orders were going nowhere. these days the scourge is unfulfilled internet orders. one consumer-friendly rule applies. behold sub section 435 of the federal trade's mail, internet
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or telephone rule. businesses must ship within their advertised time frame, and if they don't, you get a refund. the seller can ask for a time extension. but if you say no, you get a refund. the ball's in your court. if the business doesn't advertise a shipping window, it's 30 days. if they don't ship within 30 days, you get a refund. a company might try swapping items to fulfill your order, that's okay. the fcc says you may accept a substitute, but you don't have to. if you say no to a swap, the company has to give you your money back. send the seller an e-mail, let them know about the ftc rule and that you know about t make sure you send that e-mail to the actual seller, not some third party market place posing as a
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middleman. if they don't respond, you can file an official complaint. or you can tall them toll free, 877-ftc-help. >> thank you, chris. let's bring in jeff ranieri. >> i can relate. >> you're late already? >> no, i ordered something over a month ago, and we just got it today. daryl was like, there's somebody here i don't recognize, and he's like, oh, wait, it's a package. they start using these third party delivery services, too. >> i just got a note today saying that the package that i was expecting in a few days will now be delayed due to inventory. >> a lot of people dealing with shipping supply issues. at least you got your package, jeff, that is good news. more good news, weather is just around the corner. >> if you have a delivery on the way tomorrow, the weather's going to cooperate. it shouldn't get in the way of
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any delivery drivers. it is going to start off chilly. lots of 40s, 42 in the south bay, 41 in the tri valley with clouds to begin. we're going down as well to some of the chilliest weather in the north bay with 40. san francisco 48 and east bay 46. it would start to break up over the north bay first, but, again, we're overcast through the east bay, peninsula and south bay. and here we go. we should start to clear out into some sunshine as we roll through tomorrow. but daytime highs going to stay chilly all day long. check this out. my forecast here, 50s all across the bay area. not too many differences as you travel through the bay. it's going to feel pretty much the same, 57 in concord, 54 in san francisco. let's fast forward into the
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storm system. this is a subtropical tap of moisture. when it takes aim at california we just get this onslaught of rainfall. take a big hose, point it right at the state. once we hit sunday morning, can you see it's going to be lining up over the north bay. as we move through sunday night, we'll begin to see it move through peninsula, east bay and also the south bay. and here's where we get into some very heavy rainfall. looks like widespread coverage of rainfall as we move into monday and heavy, heavy sierra snow. now, this is not only going to be hitting the bay area, check out this rain accumulation map. all of the west getting hit from this wet weather pattern will certainly be in the bull's eye. this magenta color is rainfall averages of 2-3 inches for parts of the bay area. most of this is the same. i've made some minor adjustments, but we're looking at rainfall from .75 to 3
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inches. i think the mountains would be in the three-inch range. peninsula could be two to three inches and the south for the south bay, a little bit less, with .75 to 1 inch. sierra snow, that's what i've adjusted, 2-6 feet is now going to be possible. we've got 50s as we roll through the next seven days. the other thing, once we hit friday and saturday morning, check it out. 37 friday morning. 34 on saturday. so, it is going to be cold. you're going to feel it, and look, we've all been waiting for this. you so you get your package, it feels like december outside. >> it feels good. not done yet, tiger woods is returning to the golf course for the first time since his near-fatal car crash in l.a.
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despite being among the highest-rated vaccinated counties in the country, covid is rising in marin. so far, there's no plan to bring back indoor mask requirements. hospitalizations and deaths are staying low. that's upside. as of tonight, only two people are hospitalized in the county with covid. dr. matt willis joins us tonight on our 7:00 newscast and tells us why he might reinstate the mask mandate and the punishment for the parents who sent their kid to school knowing the child was positive for covid. that's ahead at 7:00. if you're planning to take your kids to new york to see a broadway show, better bring the vaccine card. kids 5-11 must show proof of at least one dose.
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the broadway league announced the changes today and the policy will be in effect at all 41 broadway theaters in new york city. just a few miles south of broadway, take a look at this, a christmas tree set on fire, this morning outside the fox news building in manhattan. police caught a man they say set the fire as he was trying to get away. the fire cost an estimated $500,000 of property damage. ten months ago he nearly died in a car crash this southern california. now tiger woods is getting ready to play competitive golf once again. woods and his 12 year old son charlie, will tee off together in florida. this will be the first competitive golf for woods since his leg was injured in that car crash. in february he was driving to an l.a. golf course when police say he sped along a curvy road and crashed.
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♪and say that i'll be there, 'ere long!♪ . well, this has been a rollercoaster season for the 49ers. the season ended today. the niners would be a wild-card team. >> season doesn't end today, though. get ready for a road trip to snaet this weekend.
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>> a fake punt returned for a touchdown. richard hightower, 49ers special teams coordinator called it the perfect play by the seahawks. it was the second week in a row the 49ers special teams unit gave up a touchdown. >> we can't have those plays happen and expect to win, and i know that, and i got to get better as a coach. the guys know it. >> also looking to recover after a sub par performance is jimmy garoppalo, the 49ers quarterback threw two interceptions in the loss to seattle. >> i try to be hard on myself, grade everything like i normally would, and once you hit that certain point you have to move on to the next week. you always want to bounce back and perform the right way. >> jimmy g will get the chance sunday at cincinnati. they last played the bengals in 2019 before they drafted joe
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burrow. they'll be ready to go sunday in cincinnati. >> i pride myself on being available for this team and for the defense. >> it's still not clear if deebo samuel will be out there on sunday. he's dealing with a groin strain. he worked out on the side today and is hopeful to return to practice on thursday. running back is also an issue. jamychal hasty is the only one not dealing with an injury. >> whoever's back there, we'll be ready to roll. >> the niners currently hold the seventh and final playoff spot in the nfc with five games remaining in the regular season. kickoff sunday is at 1:25 p.m. in santa clara, anthony flores, nbc bay area. >> we will be watching on sunday. >> a little hiccup. at 6:00, now restaurant
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owners in san francisco are getting more and more code violations. >> how are we going to fix this thing, how are we going to find the money? you know, it's very, very, very frustrated. >> the amount of money some restaurant owners have already paid and could pay in the future. also much-needed rain is on the way. jeff ranieri updating his forecast that could bring a one-two punch to the bay area. and no longer a death row inmate, scott peterson has been resentenced but wasn't allowed to address the court today. >> i think what he would have liked to have said is he wanted to talk about the fact that he did, one of the things that real i will upsets him is this concept that he did not want to have a child. >> much more to this story as well. could the 49-year-old peterson get a whole new trial and eventually be a free


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