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>>streaming now from kron 4, the bay area's local news station. >>thanks for joining us here on kron on at noon. i'm noelle bellow. our top story today. the scramble to slow the spread of the omicron variant. we have team coverage this afternoon on the new health orders going into effect across the bay area beginning in san francisco. kron on sarah stinson has the very latest on new guidelines for mega events across the city. >>in the new health order, san francisco is redefining what a mega event is considered indoors and outdoors. the city
is also now requiring booster shots for attendance. all of these mega events starting february 1st, an event indoors is now being considered a mega event. if there's more than 500 people, it was 5,000 people and events outdoors are considered mega events with more than 5,000 people instead of 10,000 people, this goes into effect saturday up to date. vaccinations will be required, including boosters beginning february. 1st, the new booster requirement was already going to be required by chase center starting on the first. so it's aligned with the city on that events at the chase center won't be affected. officials tell me because it was already considered a mega event and fish officials work with the city there to stay in compliance for attendees. 16 enough proof of a booster will be needed as soon as they are eligible 12 to 15 year-olds must also be fully vaccinated. the boosters will not be required until march 5 to 11 year-olds will either need to
show proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19. test before attending and 2 to 4 year-olds will need a negative antigen test one day before the event or a negative pcr test. 2 days before the event while announcing this new health order. the health department also said they're formally recommending everyone to use a kn 95 mask saying that it's much more protective against the variants of covid-19 that we're seeing right now, including omicron rather than the cloth mask. of course you can still wear those. but health officials are saying that the kn 95 mask is the most protective reporting in san francisco. sarah stinson, back to you. >>we are working to speak with an official with the chase center about how this is going to affect events and games there in the future. we'll have that for you later this afternoon. plus, what kind of mask should you be wearing when you attend these events? kron on's rob nesbitt digging into mask recommendations from san francisco's health department and the cdc. you
can watch his report tonight on kron. 4 news at 5. now headed down to the south bay where san jose has implemented a new health order. that's the first of its kind in the country as kron on's camila barco reports. if you're planning to attend a sharks game or another large event down in san jose should be prepared. show proof of your covid booster or a negative test result. so if you want to go to a sharks game or a concert at the sep center. >>you must now have your booster shot. san jose city council members voted unanimously on this booster mandate and they say it's for the long haul. >>it's important for the city of san jose to take a leadership role because we know that the only way we're going to get out his command of the site is pandemic is by working together. >>the city of san jose has become the first city in the state and the country to implement a booster mandate. booster shots are now required for people who step inside city owned venues for any
indoor event with 50 or more people. this includes snp center, the convention center, the center for performing arts and historic theaters. people who also worked for the city of san jose are required to have their booster shot. city leaders say this mandate is going to avoid hospitals from being overwhelmed. you know, god forbid a heart attack or stroke or some other issue, you need to be able to get into the emergency room and get care. and we just don't want to see our system overwhelmed. some council members say your chances of getting infected with the omicron variant are low with your booster shot compared to only having 2 doses. >>ucsf infectious disease expert doctor peter chin-hong says the 3rd dose is the sweet spot for the ultimate protection. if you look at many other vaccines, a given and threes. >>measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis b, human papilloma virus. and there's a reason behind that. you've got much more durability of protection,
the city's booster mandate applies to anyone 5 years or older. >>but there are exceptions. like if you received your second dose of the covid vaccine within the last 6 months or if you are a minor who is in eligible to get the shot? >>if you don't have your booster shot, you could provide a negative covid test. the booster mandate takes effect on february 4th in san jose. i'm camila barco reporting for kron. 4 news. >>sonoma county is asking people to stay at home as much as possible for the next 30 days. the county also issued a new health order that went into effect overnight. it limits indoor events to a maximum of 50 people and outdoor events to no more than 100 people. the monthlong order is in response to a surge in covid-19 cases. there positive testing reached an all-time high in sonoma county of nearly 17% this week. now, these new restrictions come as the cdc says the omicron surge
is causing an increase in both hospitalizations and deaths across the country. cdc director doctor rochelle walensky made the announcement at today's white house covid response team briefing doctor walensky says approximately 1600 people are dying each day from covid and that's up 40% from last week. hospitalizations are also up from last week, just shy of 20,000. people are being hospitalized every day for covid-19. horton to know that omicron continues to be much more transmissible than delta. >>the sudden and steep rise in cases due to omicron is resulting in unprecedented daily case counts sickness, absenteeism and strains on our healthcare system. the risk of hospitalization remains low, especially among people who are up to date on their covid vaccines. however, the staggering rise in cases over 1 million new cases each day has led to a high number of
total hospitalizations. according to the cdc, more than 1 million new covid cases are being recorded each day in the united states of those cases. 98% are omicron variant. >>happening soon, governor gavin newsom's going to be speaking about his covid emergency response package for the state which includes his plan to increase testing and vaccinations. >>inflation persisting, the governor was in san diego earlier this morning. >>helping to clean up a homeless encampment. there. he highlighted his 14 billion dollar proposal to confront the state's homeless crisis by creating 55,000 new housing units and treatment slots. the governor is scheduled to speak at 12 30 this afternoon. we're going to bring that to you live as soon as it begins. another big story we're following this afternoon is the rising cost of pretty much
everything. new numbers out this morning show consumer prices. >>actually went up 7% over the last 12 months. that's the biggest spike we've seen in almost 40 years. kron on's child charles clifford joining us now live from the east bay. charles, what does this mean for my wallet? >>well, what it means for your wallet is that every dollar you earn is now worth $0.7 less. so let's say, bring home $1000 in pay. you're out 70 bucks. that's not good. let's go and take a look at some video here. now, if you've been out to the grocery store lately, you've probably noticed prices have been going up for a while now. and there's also shortages on certain items. if you try to buy appliances like a washing machine or something, those prices have gone up. if you tried to buy a car like i'm trying to do, you probably really notice the prices for used and new cars have gone up sometimes by like 30%. it's tough out there. and the reason for all this is that that actually the economy's doing well. people are working. they're trying to
spend money, but because of supply chain issues created by the the supply and demand is high supply low demand and that has resulted in higher prices and inflation. now, the federal reserve is charged with keeping an eye on inflation. they've been saying for a while that the inflation was temporary, but it persists. and now the fed is showing signs that it might do something about it. here's the fed chairman, jerome powell yesterday. >>if we see inflation persisting. at high levels longer than expected, and then then we will you know them if we have to raise interest rates more over time, we will. >>all right. in raising interest rates, not a great plan, not something that nobody wants because that will basically slow the economy down, which will bring inflation down. but it keep people from buying homes and usinesses from borrowing money, not a great solution. also, that doesn't address the supply chain issues at this point. no one knows when the fed might raise interest some people have speculated that it could be a small incremental
raises over the course of the next year. so that's the very latest here in the east bay, charles clifford kron, 4 news. yeah. even those small changes. not necessarily welcome. charles, thank you for that live report. >>some good news here. renters in. california may be getting some much needed help. the california department of housing and community development now has 62 million more dollars from the u.s. treasury to help renters who fell behind on their housing payments during the pandemic. according to the h c d california received more than 30% of all federal funds dedicated to this purpose. despite that, it's still fall short of the demands needed. the hpd says the state will continue to request funds to help struggling households in the months to come. there is a group of california lawmakers expected to announce a plan to give tax relief to the state renters. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala is following that story. she's going to have all the details for us coming up on kron. 4 news at 3. we do want to
switch gears here now and get a check of your forecast. another beautiful day here in the bay area after we saw so many weeks of gloom and rain. we have seen several days now of sunny skies blue skies out there. kron on meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez has the details. favorite risa. hey there. no. well, yeah. we are tracking hazy conditions. moderate air particles out there right now in the bay area. >>mixed in with that sunshine radar for not tracking a cloud in the sky, but we are going to notice some changes during the overnight hours from now. until then, though, enjoy these milder temperatures already warming up into the mid 60's for half moon bay at 63 degrees. low 60's. for those of you in san jose with sam a tail also at 61 degrees as his dublin. but alameda in downtown san francisco currently 57 degrees with widespread mid 50's. for most of you in the north bay. pretty uniform numbers out there. it seems like 57 is a lucky number from petaluma all
the way into valais hope for your wednesday afternoon. so great way to just get over that home for your workweek forecast when trucker overall tracking some calm conditions out there. but we are going to notice the return of dense low clouds and fog during the overnight hours impacting your thursday morning commute, mainly impacting those areas right around the bay area. shoreline visibility could be at or near 0 at times. but we're going to stick with low 60's for the remainder of this week. find out if any wet weather is heading our way in my full forecast in just a few minutes. noel, back to you. thanks for coming up here on kron on more bay area, teachers calling out sick. we've got details. >>on where classrooms may be empty today. meanwhile, the governor says he does have a plan to fix that school staffing issue. we've got those details coming up next.
>>governor gavin newsom signed an executive order to try and address the staffing shortages at schools during this surge. the order makes it easier for schools to hire and extend assignments to substitute teachers while allowing them to stay in those roles for longer if needed. it also lets certain retired teachers return to classrooms to help out if they're called upon the executive order will expire on march 31st. the san francisco
unified school district is handing out take home covid tests, kids that it received from the state. but getting tested at a district site can still be a problem for some parents and teachers who are desperate to find out if it's safe for them to return to the campus. first, you have to navigate the district's website to figure out exactly where the testing sites are since they rotate locations regularly. they're also narrow windows of time to get tested at each site. parents, teachers and administrators all seem to agree on one thing. the process needs to be simplified. district testing itself. as i said >>is, is it forever schedule and what makes the most sense is testing schools. we've seen this in la there are other bay area districts that are making testing a lot more accessible and site based trying to navigate the county's testing process. you can find all the links you need at kron 4 dot com. >>they were unified school
district is expanding covid-19 testing for its students and staff members. right now. the district says they are regionalize ing test centers and lengthening test times a mobile testing unit will also be coming to the school district's office today. this testing is for staff members. only it starts at 10 o'clock. and at 06:00pm the mobile unit will be parked in the visitors parking lot at the school district office. that's located off amador street. staff members can also get tested here on friday as well. with increased difficulty scheduling a covid test and at home covid tests being hard to come by. what should you do if you feel sick and can't get yourself tested? ucsf infectious disease specialist doctor peter chin-hong says because you could potentially transmit the virus to others, people who are untested and sick should go into isolation immediately. >>to keep us off from people from society. you all yourself up in a after the 5 year
symptoms, i'm proving you can go out into the world with a mask on. but additional 5 days. if your son doesn't not improving, you basically stay until your symptoms are improving and wear the mask for the remainder of the time to make up 10 days. >>medical experts say if you have no symptoms but you are exposed to someone who does have covid. if you've been recently vaccinated or boosted, you need to mask up for 10 days. if you leave the house. now the cdc is considering an update to its mask guidelines, possibly recommending and 95 or kn 95 masks for says cloth masks. this is in response to the highly transmissible omicron variant. the current mask recommendation from the cdc says masks should have 2 or more layers of washable breathable fabric. the masks should completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snug with no gaps. these guidelines
could still be useful of n 95 not readily available. there's no estimate as to when new mask guidelines would be released. but multiple studies have shown cloth masks, offer the least protection, especially when it comes to being indoors. the covid-19 test sites that were closed in san francisco over the past 2 days are set to be back open today. the health department says several sites had to close on monday because of a nationwide software glitch that suspended the testing providers services. the department said they were working to reschedule appointments for people who had one scheduled on monday and tuesday. the test provider color says people can make an appointment for walk-in or a test today. president biden has delivered his strongest endorsement for voting rights during a stop in georgia. the president calling on senators to change the filibuster rules to force federal voting rights through despite widespread republican objections. raquel martin has details. good
morning. while the vast majority of democrats here on capitol hill are applauding the president's more aggressive tone off capitol hill. some civil rights groups say this comes just a little too late there saying that they want to see the president not only speak out but put a plan into action. >>i'm tired to be quiet. in a fiery speech and georgia, president joe biden put federal voting rights on front street. he's demanding democrats alter senate rules to get to sweeping election bill to his desk immediately. i will not pledge i will defend the right to vote our democracy against all enemies. but on capitol hill delivering on that promise is easier said than done. west virginia. democratic senator joe mansion says while he supports protecting voter access, he objects to changing the filibuster rule which allows democrats to bypass republicans to pass the bills on their on filibusters. what makes the senate hopefully work when it's supposed to work and republicans agree the
senate isn't broken and donate fiction. they argue the rule change will damage democracy insisted the voting bills on the table are designed to give democrats an advantage at the polls purely and simply a power grab. but democrats argue the bills are necessary to stop a republican power grab and dozens of states states like texas, florida, kansas, iowa, new hampshire and montana have passed laws making it harder, harder to register to vote. senate majority leader chuck schumer is vowing to hold a vote on the rule change as early as this week. and senator schumer will need every democrat on board in the senate in order to change the rules. this my dad not being the case. he says he wants to hold a vote by martin luther king day. >>for now in washington, raquel martin, back to you. >>oakland police need help finding an elderly woman they say was assaulted in the chinatown neighborhood. police releasing video of the attack. you can see the woman walking down the street. one of her son walking behind her, shoves her to the ground on provoked.
this happened monday at the corner of 9th and franklin streets just outside the pacific renaissance plaza officers arrived on scene but were not able to locate the victim. she's described as roughly 70 years old about 5 feet tall. police are also searching for the suspect who was last seen heading north on franklin street. oakland city council members have introduced new legislation to ban the distribution or creation of untraceable ghost guns. the guns do not have serial numbers and they can be purchased online, delivered right to people's homes and assembled in just a few minutes. authorities say there are a growing problem across the bay area. city council is expected to hold a vote on the ban next tuesday. similar laws have already been passed in los angeles and san diego. you're watching kron on. we'll have more news after the break.
>>congressman, in the u.s. house of representatives have given a special tribute on the house floor to the late nfl legend john madden east. a congressman eric swalwell led the tribute yesterday. his district includes pleasanton, which is where matt and passed away last month. madden was the head coach of the raiders from 1969. to 1978. he then went on to become one of the most popular nfl commentators in history. but congressman swalwell says john madden was much more than a football
icon. he was a fixture in the east bay community. john madden was simultaneously a larger than life hall of fame coach and broadcaster. >>but also someone you can hang out with and have a cold miller light at the outback steakhouse in dublin after his grandsons football game. bump into at ace hardware on a saturday afternoon looking at power tools. or join for ham and eggs after mass on a sunday morning at vick's all-star kitchen on main street and pleasanton. well, our nation mourns his passing at the age of 85. the loss is particularly felt and the tri valley community. we share. >>so i went on to say whether you knew him as a coach or broadcaster or a video game icon, there's no denying the legacy maddon leaves behind in football and pop culture. a public memorial service is set to be held from at and on february. 15th and oakland. those details are set to be released sometime next month.
some san jose city council members are considering whether to allow non u.s. citizens to vote in local elections. the measure would give more than 200,000 noncitizen residents in san jose, the right to lawmakers and weigh in on different policies. new york city enacted a similar measure last month. san francisco passed a law in 2016 to allow non-citizen parents to vote in school board elections advocates say expanding the vote will benefit people who are here from all over the world. you're watching kron on. we'll have more news after the break. everyone needs health insurance. covered california is making sure more people can get it. new federal funding of $3 billion is available to help more californians get covered.
>>welcome back. 12, 30 here on this wednesday afternoon. and teachers, staff and administrators at frick united academy of language in oakland are staging a sickout today and tomorrow the group says they are taking matters into their own hands to mitigate the spread of covid-19 on its campus. the school has reported 22 cases of covid since reopening after winter break. the group says they're seeing 25 to 75% of students absent from each usd has not issued a quarantine for the school. so staff says they're taking it upon themselves to call out sick for the rest of the week. now, schools already not supposed to be in session on friday. so this means that today sickout well, actually result in a 5 day quarantine
period before classes return after the martin luther king junior holiday next week. meanwhile in oakland restaurant is trying to help keep schools in session by donating 10,000 kn 95 masks to the oakland school district. the owner of noodle belly made the donation after hearing of the need among students across the district. officials are going to be delivering those masks later this week to get them in students hands before the three-day holiday weekend. now over in contra costa county school officials there are asking community members to step up to fill in as substitute teachers just like many other bay area schools, schools there are dealing with teacher shortages because of a covid outbreak. the county has averaged nearly 2000 new cases in the past week and the west contra costa county leaders had to close campuses for 2 days last week and this week, despite all of this, the county's public health
director says in person learning is still better for kids and families. >>early on, we were like, oh, no, the kids are going to transmit it to each other and though the safer at home. well, it turned out to being at being on mask and playing with their friends. i'm actually probably cause more transmission and then being in school. >>kron on's believe chagall is in touch with the school districts over there in the east bay regarding the request for substitute teachers. he's going to have more for us coming up on kron. 4 news at 3. and this isn't just a bay area wide problem. school districts all across the state are actually struggling to stay afloat. amid this latest covid surge, the los angeles unified school district reports of 3rd of students and 2000 teachers actually missed the first day of classes for the new semester yesterday. the district says more than 78,000 of its workers and students tested positive for
the virus since testing began last week. now the district says this comes despite a majority of both groups being fully vaccinated. however, we are learning that when it comes to younger kids here in the state, less than a quarter of 5 to 11 year-olds are vaccinated right now the state is recording just under 19% of kids in the age group having received their 2 doses. the numbers come as hospitalizations for children under the age of 18 with covid are now higher than ever before. some doctors are calling low vaccination rates and high hospitalizations. a gut punch overall. 63% of americans are fully vaccinated, including 54% of children between the ages of 12 and 17. now the biden administration is stepping up increasing federal support for coronavirus testing for schools. the administration announced yesterday its making 5 million rapid tests and
5 million lab-based pcr tests available to schools starting this month. the goal is to ease supply shortages and to promote the safe reopening of schools. the white house says states will be able to request those tests immediately and they'll be available for use by the end of the month. leaders say keeping schools open as a top priority. >>we know in person learning is what's best for our children. so keeping schools open safely is a top priority. and we know what works to keep schools open. vaccinations masks better ventilation distancing contest. >>currently more than 96% of schools in the united states are open for in-person learning right now. we want to switch gears here. it's time to talk about our forecast, taking a live look outside at the golden gate bridge that american flag is what been pretty good. a little stronger
than kron on meteorologist mabrisa rodriguez. joining us now with more on the there are no well, we're tracking moderate air particles because of above average temperatures and lack of rain within the last couple of days. that trend is going to continue through tomorrow as well. very hazy skies out there. >>for those of you in the east bay over berkeley tracking widespread 50's and 60's as you head out the door for your wednesday afternoon. fremont 62 degrees. 58 degrees of peace for alameda and hayward. a little bit milder, though, for half moon bay and san mateo already warming up into the mid 60's at 63 degrees with widespread mid 50's. for those of you in the north bay santa rosa. 56 degrees with the 2 degrees. warmer currently at 58 degrees. so we are tracking crystal clear blue skies, but we are going to see some changes tonight with the return of cloud cover. and this is going to act like a blanket warming up our overnight lows into the
mid 40's mix of sun and clouds by your thursday afternoon. that's going to contribute to a slight cooling trend, but still going to remain with seasonable temperatures on thursday. but today, widespread low to mid and upper 60's from coastal valleys. we could be anywhere from about 5 to 10 degrees above average. today is going to be the warmest day of the next 7. and you could see little change, though, within the next 7 day forecast. unfortunately, no rain in sight. no well, but enjoy the upper 50's to low 60's for your afternoon highs. back to you. >>we know we've got a lot of good rain over the last few weeks. thanks, mabrisa. >>happening right now, governor gavin newsome is speaking about his covid-19 response across the state. down in southern california. let's listen in. >>to a little bit of this press conference. such an
overwhelming foe as covid has been our alliances have expanded. i want to proud for profoundly thank you and the state of california for all the help that you have provided our residents and businesses. this has included rent and mortgage relief, eviction protections, the vaccination clinics and test sites like the one we're all out today. this site has been a fixture and paramount park for quite some time. now. in fact, we're the first city and los angeles county to host a mobile covid testing bus and have coordinated ongoing covid test. and now 2 of our parks and the city. i'm proud to say that the city of paramount has been quick to act during the pandemic. we've conducted mass vaccination events but callow yes and faith. fema and mobile vaccine clinics with the county at 4 city parks and
special events. and just a couple of weeks ago, we distributed over 1500 as you can see the governor standing there. he's going to be speaking in just a moment. as soon as he begins, his remarks will bring this back out to you live right coming up here on kron on. we do have a one-on-one interview with doctor bob wachter, covid expert and voice of reason whose son recently contracted the virus. his comments. >>coming up, you're watching kron
>>45 is the time. and let's get you the latest now on covid-19 and what we're dealing with here in terms of where we are now and easily. it's transmissible, especially the omicron variant. nobody knows that better than doctor. bob the chair of ucsf department of medicine, his son who was fully vaccinated and boosted recently came down with it. and doctor, bob, watch your joining us now live to tell us more about that story. good morning, doctor, watching. thank you so much for joining us this morning. my pleasure. thanks for having me. absolutely. first how is your son this morning? and for those who haven't been following your tweets, we've been fascinating to read here over the weeks bring people up to speed on what the story is with your son and your experience going through that as a father and a doctor. >>sure, i don't know how does this morning because it. 45? and so he still sleeping. he's a he's 28 years old. he lives
lives near me. and san francisco works downtown and customer service has been very careful was wearing an n 95. but that has gotten 3 shots. got it. and i've been studying this and tweeting and speaking about this for 2 years, but it's different when a family member gets it. and i decided to tweet about with his permission, mainly because it was so ordinary. it's the experiences that millions of people are going through yet a case. but i found the decision making finding tests and finding that the pcr funding and s that was incredibly hard. the decision-making about should he take a medicine or not? and how do you do that? risk. one morning i tried to call them at 90. didn't pick up 10, pick up. i knew his chances of having a terrible outcome. we're very, very low but still cross my mind that he was dead. and so all of that happens when the u.s. or balance the facts with the emotion of it being someone who's very close to you, it's very hard for everyone. it's tough because
>>i know you read about these stories and you warn people about it. and then when it impacts you so closely like that, i mean, all these thoughts start to come to your head, like you said, don't pick up the phone. odds are they're fine. but pops in your head. what if they're not? what if they're that small fraction of a percent that that don't, you go well. and tell me a little bit, too, about this whole struggle that she had in terms of deciding what to do in the end, he isolated and he took a test that you had stashed away that you gave to him to confirm that he had covid. but yeah, there's lots of treatment options out there, but they're not all plausible. >>yeah, well, in terms of of of that nicely. that's clearly a no-brainer. have to isolate. but if his case pointed out a few of the things that we see sometimes every now and then the test on day one is negative. and that was true for him. and then it turned positive to his symptoms were such that we assumed he was positive and a even with a negative test. so that's a good lesson. the second was
trying to figure out should he get some sort of medicines. there are multiple choices and monoclonal antibodies. a couple of pills now available and id medicine for our patients. and because he's relatively young, his risk was relatively low and all of those medicines are in short his doctor decided not to which was the right call, but just the struggle in trying to figure out what is risk of going to the hospital getting very sick. how good are the medicines and are they available? was was a big deal. andthen the decision about isolation the cdc says on day 5 he could have gone back to work as long as he wore a mask. but by that time had found test and tested on monday, 5 and still floored lee positive, which means he still infectious again yesterday. that was day 6 till positive. we'll see ho he is today, but it just shows the serve. the tension and the complexity of all of these guidelines and trying to apply them in real life. and, you know, i do this for a living and i think very hard about it. i think for everybody else, these are incredibly
complicated decisions that you're trying to do in real time where you're balancing your life and and with imperfect and rapidly changing information. it's very, very tough for people. i guess the lessons coming out of this, as you pointed out in your tweets to our. >>importance of being things might not have gone as smoothly for your son. had it not been vaccinated and boosted. >>by the way, is that still your sentiment this morning? >>well, there's no question about it. i think people can look at breakthrough cases. i understand the logic. well, look, he got 3 shots. he still got the infection, but he felt really crummy for 2 or 3 days. and i can't prove this, but i certainly probabilistic lee his chances of getting very sick and needing to go to the hospital and dying. many, many times higher if he got that infection and he hadn't gotten vaccinated. it's clearly the right thing to do. and i believe that was part of the reason why he had a relatively mild case for a lot of people who are vaccinated to get infected. they have a few bad days but they don't end up in
the hospital. the icu. and that's largely because they made the right choice with vaccination and boosting. you know what i found interesting was fact that he did nothing wrong. >>he did what all of us are told were allowed to do. now you're fully vaccinated. you get together with one other person is fully vaccinated. his case. they just got together to watch a movie. >>and that was enough. and so what does that say to the rest of us? and at some point tweeted about it this morning at some point, we're all probably going to be exposed to the omicron variant. we don't all have to get it. >>right. i think that's the key point that that you, of course you're going to get exposed. probably one out of 10 people walking around in the bay area today has from. they don't miss them. don't know it. so you are going to be exposed to it unless you're hiding under your kitchen table. the question is, are you going to get it? and i still think it is prudent now to try not to. i really do not buy the idea everyone's going to get it. i think that's absolutely wrong. and so wearing that being careful about indoor gatherings and
part of the reason i think that is every bit of evidence as the surge is going to be quite brutal and then start coming down very quickly. it's already peaked. seems to be coming down in boston in new york, in washington. obviously we've seen the curve in south africa. so it's not like you're in hunker down mode for 6 months. it really feels like if we can make it through the next month, we may get to the other side of this. and i think it's going to be a better place because so many more people will have immunity. this is a milder virus on average. and i think we'll be able to go back not exactly back to 2019, but back to a much more normal life. if you are less careful now in the next week or 2, this virus will find you because it is so good infecting people. >>but i like that ray of sunshine that you offered with that the light at the end of the tunnel hopefully is drawing nearer as more people become vaccinated and hopefully year from now. is it your prediction that we might be back to life as normal a year from now? >>i don't predict the year
from now anymore, because this this darned thing as too many curve out predicted that that the spring will be terrific. the question is, will a new variant come out and screw things up and how long will the immunity that you get? not for vaccines? because if you get that, if your vaccine immunity wanes, people take a the immunity of all the people who are getting infected and were not vaccinated. how long? well does that immunity lasted that last for a long time. then we'll be in great shape if we get lucky with variance. it's possible last for 3 to 6 months and they'll be at risk again. so it's hard to say i'm a year from now. certainly hopeful. and i think more likely than not will be in a good sugars crossed. talked about off the tank. you so much for joining us this morning. >>thank you. >>you're watching kron on. we'll have more news after the break.
>>time to talk winners and losers on wall street with financial expert rob black. joining us as always, to help us understand what we're seeing on the markets. robin, this morning it's sort of just an ok start. everything is positive, but not by much. what's grabbing your eyes? >>let's go back. i guess. 72 hours, the passive hold back. start the week. then yesterday the fed. reserve chairman jerome powell, started talking the senate. he said inflation is bad. but our economy strong and i'm going fight inflation. markets rally imparted today. we're just going to digest it. looks like it looks like we're
going to higher with big coin. and with all markets rising. but going back as the day progresses inflation we learned last year's inflation numbers was up 7% year over year. that's a lot. out of 7 per cent. everything pensive but everything is getting more expensive. everything. but even some example shelter was up. 4% doesn't sound horrible. used cars up. 37 1% energy up while 29% gasoline prices up. 49 1% food prices up 6%. so there's real inflation has people like you and for sure of note expected to shelves. lot of grocery stores are supply chains getting disrupted again in asia. so we'll have some problems. bank of america and other banks or eliminating overdraft as fintech and millennials are saying we don't need old-fashioned banking anymore and came crashing in floyd mayweather being sued because they came out with acts and or smith's last year getting between 500,000 a million dollars to tell her instagram followers how great it is. it
went down. 98% of the owners ran away with your money. so they're getting sick. okay? yeah. >>saw that. come in. once a those headlines started to break. well, a moment ago, you mentioned that drop house comments fueled a late rally yesterday also fueled speculation that what higher mortgage rates are around the corner. and so now we've got a little bit of a boost in demand. people trying to buy up the house while they can. while the pilots quote, unquote, cheap. >>and we had some crazy trends in real estate in the last couple years. pandemic is obviously some people looking for bigger homes and more rural areas. that's been a trend, then low interest rates. this field, housing prices going higher, record low mortgage rates, kind of mortgage last year for 2.3%. wow, crazy. good. but now that mortgage rates are rising, another trend is emerging. people are panicking and they're trying to buy real estate. now while rates are low, if you're asking me here, smart uncle with money, which you which is more important, low rates or the cost of the home. i'm going to go with
lower rates because there are 30 years your payment will get easier for you as your wages go up with your payments. stay static and mortgage in your home. go up or down in value whether or not over those 30 years should go up in value. so a lot of people are are pushing to manage a very strong january band right now. again, homeowners are just renters are getting left in the dust. is that we're standing? >>on i just get that that that that bottle of home ownership just gets further and further away in the distance. i don't i can't just can't catch up with it, but it's a struggle. the law minors are dealing with my potential advice for you, james. yeah. consider buying in like a state like florida or arizona where he may retire and putting richards in it. so you're getting exposure equity with pretty good low rates. now i'm in a plan b for later. >>not a bad thought, actually. all right. we'll get some coffee. and then lastly this morning, let's talk a little bit about apple trying to get into baseball. how and why. 191 billion dollars in cash is how. i'm there to buy their
way into lot like amazon did with thursday night football. amazon kind of goofed around for a couple years with thursday night putting in. >>from an approach the broadcast booth his masculine and aggressive. but they're going to be betting on the monday and wednesday game package. major league baseball is a lockout right now. it's the owners have come up with new revenue sources. i predict apple, google, microsoft, netflix and maybe amazon. all us are buying into splice sports as a way of getting you to use their products down the road. i think people like anderson cooper in tucker carlson, by the companies like apple and google feed news, if not something like a cnn, cnn starting a paid channel app right now. so the world of abc, nbc, cbs and fox is an independent stations like ron, it's going to get tougher and tougher because we don't have a billion dollar war chest like on big tech companies still apple tv plus need something something and it's live. local games will still stay local. stay with regional covers. but mlb needs money to
pay players more money. this is the answer. okay. so apple's cap apple's you looking in the baseball. so if i understand your rights, let's say the giants are playing. i don't have to have apple tv to watch them that they're playing monday wednesday because >>local games are still on the broadcast channels, but games outside of the area. i might have to watch on apple tv. >>and the red zone, every premium packages going start in been honored by the big tech because they have the cash again, a billion dollars in the last baseball contract for mondays and wednesdays went to espn for about 300, 50 million right? billion dollars. nothing. apple. i mean, it is literally a drop in the ground war bucket. it's it's not it's a rounding error in their welcome to the 21st century. i mean, i guess. all right. thank you very much. rob has always let rob know what you want to talk about when he joins us tomorrow on thursday, facebook, twitter, send in your thoughts there. e-mailed directly at rob at rob black. >>dot com.
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