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this new variant, a cause for concern but not a cause for panic. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne and i'm pam moore. the world health organization is warning that the omicron variant. >> represents a very high risk to the global community bay area health experts say their level of concern remains in a holding pattern and they want some key questions answered. force and kermit reports. >> we know very little about this. this variant at this point they are doctors weighing in on the latest covid-19 threat. the variant, which is beginning its spread across the globe. we have evidence that it may be more transmissible. we certainly know structurally it has some changes both mutations and deletions. >> that. are worrisome in terms of how well it would respond to the immunity we have from vaccines or previous infections of the early indication is that may be more transmissible. more data is needed. >> and doctors also say we still don't know if it can
evade the covid-19 vaccines and then the big question is. >> does it cause more serious disease. the reports are that the people get over crime now having mild disease not a big group of people running into the hospital. example. but again, it's early days period. doctors say now more than ever it's time to make sure you are as protected as you can be. >> if you have been debating whether to get vaccinated vaccinated or not. this is another in a long list of reasons why you should. it's very probable that the vaccine being fully vaccinated is going offers protection against this virus. the question really. is how much protection and doctors also point out even mccrone of aids the vaccine. >> it still may be effective in preventing severe disease and death. >> when we get the giving the message to the body to make antibodies that's only part of the immune picture. we also
make a whole host of other unions sell not captured by these tests and they include t cells and memory b cells that would probably. not care the antibodies recognize it as well because they'll be there to kick the virus out of the body and prevents you from getting very ill infectious disease. experts say like everything else with covid-19. >> this is happening in real time and that means we're going to need to wait, probably 10 to 14 days to get those critical questions answered. in the meantime, they say take those extra steps to protect yourself. dan kerman kron 4 news. >> travel bans are now in place for non us citizens coming from 8 countries including south africa. here's a look at those countries. the white house first announced the restrictions last week in an effort to contain the spread of this new covid strain is it's been telling you is called on kron today
president biden acknowledge while the travel restrictions cannot prevent the spread of the variant. they can slow the spread. >> it gives us time gives us time to take more actions to move quicker make sure people understand you have to get your vaccine. you have to get the shot. you have to get get the booster. if you. >> as for how the new variant is affecting air travel in and out of the bay for shells clip. it was at sfo earlier today. >> here at sfo, there are very few, if any direct flights from that part of the world most flights will connect through heathrow or jfk or another large airport. the emergence of this new coronavirus variant is very concerning because travelers are just now getting back to traveling the way they were before the pandemic. i talked to a couple of people here at sfo on monday who say they are concerned now it's become very scary. >> the fly because now that the book about the new. new if a covid-19, it's become to be
scary. the job and especially in the afternoon. yeah. because like, you know, it's was a don't know. he's okay to divide us know. that's become a now, so far the travel restrictions only apply to those 8 countries from the southern portion. >> of africa. there are no indications that the travel ban or restrictions could be broadened to include other countries, although that is a possibility. if they find this variant coronavirus is a real danger. but for now at sfo, charles clifford kron. 4 news. >> no new cases of the new covid variant have been to tuck detected rather here in california, at least not so far. but state health officials say they are on alert. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains the state's latest response. >> california health leaders say they're closely monitoring the on the kron variant, the new covid-19 variant first found in south africa is not yet on the list of 10 variants. actively being tracked in california with no cases detected here yet or in the united states overall. but
state health officials say it's only a matter of time. california has a public private sector partnership to analyze genomic sequencing called covid net that officials say will help detect on the kron variant early in the state. meanwhile at airports across california. state officials say they're preparing to increase covid-19 testing from legal residents returning from some african countries. health leaders say they're also doubling down on covid-19 vaccine and booster shot efforts. while the omicron variant has yet to be found in any california cases. covid-19 numbers are slightly increasing following the holiday weekend with the now 3% positivity rate statewide. the state is averaging about 4,100 new covid cases per day. the latest data showing the other variant of concern, the delta variant accounts for 99% of cases sequenced state leaders have warned of a potential winter surge that coupled with the new variant of concern prompting governor newsom's tweet while on vacation saying in part, we will continue to be guided by data and science. right now. the best way we know to
protect yourself is to get vaccinated and get your booster go today. don't wait. meanwhile, the california department of public health says it's in communication with federal health officials to continue gathering information on the new variant in sacramento. ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> if you want to learn more about this new variant to scan that qr code on your screen. it will take you to our special coronavirus page on our website. kron 4 dot com. there you can read all about on the kron as well as find vaccine information around the bay area. >> other news now today oakland city leaders honor the kron 4 security guard who was tragically shot and killed while on assignment last wednesday and tonight police are still looking for the gunman a $32,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person who shot and killed kevin nishita over the weekend. oakland police released this picture of what's believed to be the suspect vehicle. it's a white 2004 to 2008 acura tl. >> it has 4 doors in a sunroof. it does not have a front license plate. oakland
police say the gunman shot machine a while trying to steal our reporter's video news camera. passed away saturday morning from his injuries today open city leaders came together to honor initiate force has might be has that part of our coverage tonight. >> so you're about play actions about the tragic shooting death of you. >> and we just extend our grief. to the friends, the family, the huge community that we know and benefited from the service of kevin shida. >> oakland. mayor libby chef and council shade lauren taylor and reed share their reactions to the shooting death of kevin nishita, a security guard who was gunned down last week while guarding kron 4 news crew working on a story in and again, this is a gun at them. so we must tackle the gun epidemic and this.
>> then u.s. doesn't have city boundaries. and so we have to come together call for regional action. >> i had the opportunity meet. kevin on several occasions and always, a warm inviting sort of smile. company have. my heart broke when i initially learned of his passing. he deserves to be caught. >> and to have been. working with a sense of protection in the city and not shown up for work. with any fear or trepidation losing his life no luncheon and has he come in. you and i know you know him personally. >> and again, our heart goes out to you and everyone at prom. >> how is it that cried for 2. a fund has been set up for shooter's family donations to his family can be made to the kevin that she trusts at metropolitan bank in oakland. >> donations can be made in person or by mail the
information that is on your screen is also on our website at kron 4 dot com. oakland's mayor and city leaders address the city's increase in gun violence today giving a glimpse into the city's plans to add more officers to the streets and reverse recent budget cuts forced rob nesbitt has more now on oakland's sense of urgency to try to stop yet another homicide from happening. >> a year ago. city leaders all over the country were calling for police reform and the de-funding of police departments in oakland. the city is planning on reversing cuts to the city's police force. >> when it comes to gun violence in oakland city, councilor lauren taylor says everyone feels the pain my introduction to gun violence was when it was. shot in the face. an innocent bystander drive-by shooting. it's why he and councilmember treva reid spoke out monday about what they are calling a public health crisis in the city. police say the most recent
victim was a man who was shot and killed while trying to be a good samaritan at lake merritt sunday afternoon. the victim in directed auto robbery in progress. >> and was shot by the passenger in the suspect vehicle. the suspect drove away in a black toyota rav 4. according to police who are offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest while investigators work to solve the city's 100 27th homicide of the year. mayor schaff says steps are being done to prevent another senseless death will not only police department over 678 officers. but in fact, maintain. >> those middle staffing mayor schaff says the city will be making the case to reverse police budget cuts and a hiring freeze of an additional 50 positions in the department starting in july. >> she plans on taking a closer look at the city's bail policy. the amount of time it takes for cases to go to trial as well as the ability to use the city c spire policy to its full extent which include the
threat of punishment. if services and compliance with the message of peace and freedom are not taken up mayor schaff says a hiring plan for new officers will be brought before council by friday. >> i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. >> coming up at 6 addressing the supply chain and inflation challenges. president biden has met with the ceos of some top companies about fixing these problems. what this could mean for american shoppers. and don't let your home be the target of porch pirates. if your package gets stolen, chances are placement. is it going to come very quickly how to ensure you do get your online orders and a big shakeup at twitter. we will hear from a scene that editor to find out what this means. and it's been very dry for a long time. sunshine war weather could be soon. a sea change in the pattern may be some rain. we will talk about that coming up next. two loads of snot covered laundry. only one will be sanitized.
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two loads of snot covered laundry. only one will be sanitized. specialist about dupixent, wait, what? adding lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria detergent alone, can't. >> well, your money shoppers hit the stores black friday but still not in the numbers seeing before the pandemic traffic was down about 28% compared to 2019. but according to data from sensor ramik solutions, in-store shopping jumped by 48% compared to last year. pandemic you shoppers stay home because of covid and for the first time ever online shopping on black friday dropped by about 100 million
dollars analysts say this indicates consumers are prioritizing in-store shopping this year in order to avoid shipping delays or they will buy online and pickup at the store today. of course, cyber monday when people turn to their computers to look for the best deals for holiday gifts. amazon. best buy and dell have some major discounts retailers are dropping prices on items including 4 k televisions and apple air-pods. you can also find deals on dell laptops and the latest roku streaming. stick experts say be ware of hackers, though they are warning people to use secure wi-fi while shopping free public wi-fi may create opportunities for hackers to access all of your information. one problem, of course, was doing most of your holiday shopping online is making sure your packages in intercepted once it reaches your doorstep. >> package thieves always pose a huge risk for customers. but if someone does steal your order this year. you may not get a replacement in time for the halidays. if you haven't
place your order yet here are a few tips that could help you out if your workplace except deliveries, you can have your package shipped there. you can also require a signature or try ordering curbside pickup instead. if you order has already shipped. here's a couple steps you can take track your package to figure out when exactly it's going to arrive and then plan accordingly. if you're not going to be around ask a neighbor to grab it for you and as for a more long-term solution. you can also look into installing a package lock box for delivery drivers today president biden met with the ceos of some major retail and they actually talked about the supply chain issues and the inflation problems facing the nation kron four's, washington correspondent basil john has details. >> got represent lot american shoppers. president joe biden in ceos of several major retailers are looking for ways to tackle global supply chain
issues inflation. we retail industry leaders association supply chain, vice president just dan kurt says plans are in place to prepare for a strong holiday season. they know where the products are and they know you know how to best get them to the end point, whether that's the store shelf the consumer's doorstep. but dan kurtz says there are still there's always going to be something that you need to navigate and that's where that, you know, the response of supply chains. >> really do come in handy increasing the immediate supply of goods can help but experts say retailers should look into both short-term and long-term solutions companies have. >> their own interest in making this approach and work because otherwise they got nothing to say mit center for transportation and logistics director. you'll see sheffey says the administration can help by temporarily loosening truck driver our regulations or allowing younger drivers to enter the system. the only thing that the government, ken, do.
>> increased flexibility, especially the short term chef. he says as long as americans shop early, they shouldn't be affected. but those who wait should expect delays and higher prices reporting in washington. i'm basil john. >> twitter co-founder jack dorsey is stepping down as ceo dorsey says the company's chief technology officer will take over. dorsey will remain on the board until may of next year to help with the transition. he has led the company for 16 years earlier we talked to cnn editor at large ensure about the change in leadership and what could happen in twitter's future. >> well, if you look at other companies out there who now have not been found or ceos by having these people who have deep experience with the companies, but also have kind of fresh take on things you have examples where microsoft turned around a lot of their culture and started working
together in ways that they had under the previous leadership. you have google trying to kind of find its next big thing after search and even when you think about where all these other companies are going apple went from being already a large company to being one of the largest tech companies in history and that was all under 10 cook. so for twitter. a lot of this opportunity is saying, ok, well, maybe we reconsider the way we handle stuff like harassment maybe we start reconsidering the way we handle how we build community and what we look at community, what we think of as a good community on twitter. >> dorsey co-founded twitter back in 2006. he served as ceo until 2008 before being pushed out of that role. then he returned to lead the social media giant again, that was in 2000. 15 after former ceo costolo stepped down twitter. shares have jumped 85% since dorsey took over as ceo 6
years ago. we saw how foggy it was. the golden gate bridge. let's see how it looks at the embarcadero whole. look, there's no fog. pham looks nice out there tonight is not too cold place. last time i was up there. yeah, not bad. if you're right along the coastline, though. you are seeing some of the real ground fog going across the golden gate bridge. boy, it has been really think it's stunning today watching the wind switched directions along the coastline. it was up in the 70's in the morning with an hour dropped a good 10 plus degrees. and now that sea breeze carries some of that dense fog on shore right now. but it's right there at the surface temperatures today. yeah, they're running above the average has that big dome of high pressure sits up above 60 degrees in san francisco. 68 degrees. also in oakland, 70 in san jose. 68 degrees and look more beautiful. 70 degrees in concord and 72 degrees. 12 degrees above the average in santa rosa, things have changed a little bit. we've had that offshore wind bringing that nice weather this weekend of a sudden you start to see a little bit of a sea breeze kicking and that brought some of that fog back in along the coastline. a cool down the temperatures out of
the beaches. now overall pattern. not going to change that much. unfortunately right now. high pressure overhead. we've got a couple of weeks systems. you've got this little swirl off the coastline that weak area of low pressure. that's not going to factor in the one we be worried about is this one. and that is just so far to the north of pacific northwest just can't get here. that ridge continues this to rebuild as these fronts kind of move through. so temperatures out the door right now. we've got 60 degrees in fremont. it's 57 degrees in livermore 59 in oakland right now. 55 degrees in the bottle and 54 degrees in petaluma. we're going to no major change overnight tonight mostly clear cool a couple of patches that fog outside. then tomorrow sunny skies and some hazy conditions. we may see a return of some coastal fog late today and the more sunshine kind a home on so here's the overall pattern. the jet stream well, to the north now all the way up in the pacific northwest in canada sending all that rain and that direction that's way it's going to stay for tomorrow and probably for the better part of this week. high
pressure going to be dominate our weather. keep those temperatures running above the average. and look at that offshore wind. we're going to see this play out on and off throughout the week ahead. hopefully next week we start to talk about some more rain. >> thank you, lawrence. coming up, a french bulldogs stolen at gunpoint in the east bay. we will hear from the distressed owner. but for sacramento has a new millionaire thanks to the millionaire thanks to the state lottery ♪ christmas music ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ if your dry eye symptoms keep coming back, what?! no! over the counter eye drops typically work by lubricating the eyes and may provide temporary relief. xiidra works differently, targeting inflammation that can cause dry eye disease. it can provide lasting relief. xiidra is the only fda-approved non-steroid eye drop specifically for the signs and symptoms
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making progress. but some advocates for people who are homeless are pushing back on the strategy as kron four's. rob fladeboe tells argue that some newly installed barriers are creating new problems. >> what was easily the largest homeless camp in san jose is now surrounded by concrete k rail barriers. many of the 150 to 200 an ounce people living in the camp every located next door. just east of spring street near columbus park. the barriers are a temporary solution designed to keep on house people from returning to their previous campsites. but a nosedive tickets like pastor scott wagers says the barriers are making it those trying to bring food and other services into the area. >> we've had trouble thanksgiving. we distributed maybe 500 meals and we had to get back up on spring street to get into the camp. we had to go down the trail with a truck and distribute the meals where if we have access from the roadway. it's just so much
easier. the barriers went up just before thanksgiving after the faa gave the city an ultimatum to clear the camp or risk losing millions of dollars in federal funding. >> in a statement, the airport said in part this closure creates a long dead end street that still allows are unhoused residents and service providers to access the area helps decrease through traffic to increase safety and help prevent illegal dumping it's a recipe for disaster right now. can president scott margin says the barriers that resulted in overcrowding and will hinder access for firefighters and other emergency crews the way that the motor homes are stacked together out in that field. there's no distance between them and they're starting to do this to make areas for the roadways to go through. >> i think there's going to be fires and i think they're just going to be more conflict down if we're really going to move people out here in the next several months. then let's have a strategy. let's have a plan and let's work together. >> and let's be mindful that everybody's needs. the barriers are to remain until