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person learning and they want to keep it that way. >> the president is clear the nation's schools can and should be open. >> with 1 million new covid-19 cases each day in the u.s. the biden administration is fighting to keep kids in classrooms by doubling testing efforts for k through 12 students, teachers and staff dot com variant is driving unprecedented demand for testing. so we need to ensure school leaders have the support they need to meet that demand. >> starting later this month, the white house will send 5 million free rapid test to schools every month along with 5 million lab-based pcr tests to tap into what covid response coordinator jeff zients calls an underused resource. there is significant lab capacity in this country. >> so we're working with schools to take advantage of the lab capacity that is open. while testing is increasing vaccination rates among elementary school, children remain low. >> more than 2 months after they became eligible right
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now, less than 20% of kids, 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated. one of the best thing that we can do is get our children and our teenagers vaccinated. and then once we do so practicing all those layered mitigation strategies, cdc director doctor rochelle walensky says masking should be at the top of that list while some schools are giving out higher quality mask to better protect students and staff. we'll ask is agency has not yet recommending one over another. any mask is better than no mask. >> and starting this saturday, private health insurers will have to cover up to 8 at home covid-19 tests every month for people on their plans live in washington. i'm jessi tenure. thank you, jesse. >> health experts now say most people will get infected with covid because of the omicron variant. that is what the head of the fda told a senate panel yesterday. commissioner janet woodcock told senators at the priority for the country should be making sure hospitals and other essential services still function during
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this time. however, there could be relief on the horizon, at least a university of washington model is predicting that cases will hit their peak by next wednesday. after that cases should fall sharply because those who can be infected will have been infected. and speaking of that, one of the people who knows a lot about covid and is comfortable talking about it is the chair of the university of san francisco's department of medicine. but doctor bob wachter says it's very different thing to have the virus actually hit your family kron four's. catherine heenan joins us now from the newsroom to explain. katherine, very doctor. wachter is known for his long covid over the last couple of years. he likes to stay positive. he explains things in layman's terms. >> but now he's talking about what it was like when the omicron virus hit home. his 28 year-old son, his son was fully vaccinated, had a booster shot but still got sick. so on some recent days, the doctor has sounded more like a worried father, then a
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detached expert. he says it is important to share the story. he talked to or james fletcher today. >> 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 and how do you weigh as 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. >> the experience to a lot of people are going through, including the fact that the first home test showed negative results, although the
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symptoms told a different story. so the family did a second at-home tests. that one was positive. the doctor says his son is improving. he's thanking people for their support. will hear more from him coming up at 06:00am and can. >> catherine, thank you. supply chain issues and covid have contributed to the rising cost of pretty much everything for consumers. new numbers out today show consumer prices went up 7% over the last year. and that is the largest spike in almost 40 years. well, for shells, clifford has more. >> with inflation now at 7%, that means that every dollar that someone earns is now worth $0.7 last than it was before the pandemic. for instance, if you bring home $1000, you're out 70 bucks. anyone who's been to a grocery store lately? that's probably notice the prices of things are going up. also, a shortage is on some items. if you try to buy an appliance like a washing machine, prices have gone up. if you've tried to buy a used or new car, you probably noticed prices have
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gone way up sometimes by 30%. and the reason for this is that the economy is actually doing well. people are working. they're trying to spend money, but because of supply chain issues created by the pandemic truck drivers being out sick people quitting their jobs or losing their jobs during the pandemic. it's expected. and then then we will you know them if we have to raise interest rates more over time, we will raising interest rates would essentially slow the economy down and bring inflation down. but it also means that would cost more to buy things like a new home or for businesses to borrow money to keep operating and raising interest rates also doesn't address the supply chain issues. now, at
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this point, it's unclear when or if the fed might actually raise rates. there's a lot of speculation that it could happen in multiple small increments over the course of the next year. but for now in the east bay, charles clifford kron, 4 time. take a look outside as we wait for the camera. pop up on the san mateo bridge and a beautiful shot. but the kind of a pink. >> sunset in the background painting and an even more beautiful shot behind our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow right now. that we're just say looks like looking at kill away right now. the lava justeflowing through. but this is our beautiful sky out there right now. gorgeous sunset. >> as we have the second row here, we're going to see this. i think these next couple days, some of those high clouds helping the filter that sunshine a bit and bring in those great colors, those reds and those oranges and even some purple up there right now. we're going to watch some changes coming our way over the next couple of days. we've seen a cold front off the coastline. a lot of clouds now that you're seeing your skies actually coming up from system out of the south. you see that overnight tonight and tomorrow
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morning looks like we're going to keep things dry, though, are kind of setting things well to the north as far as the jet stream all the way up into 7 northwest and canada for that matter. well, we've got high pressure overhead. so that rich kind of weekends only to expand again as we get into saturday and sunday, keeping drive through the weekend. and it looks you've got another week system kind of rotating through southern california as we head toward a the lot of part of next week. but otherwise, right now, looks like we're seeing the stay dry for quite some time. so looks like things are not going to change significantly weather-wise. just some cold nights out their 30's 40's for overnight lows by day. we'll see those temperatures popping up this 50's and much of san francisco for tomorrow about 57 degrees and a pacific up. 57 also in san bruno. love those mid to high level clouds floating on by probably knock down the temperatures. a little bit of high pressure weakens mid 60's in parts of the south bay about 63 degrees in pleasanton. 61 in union city. 62 degrees in concord, 60 degrees in the napa valley and mild. 59 and play on 60 degrees in mill valley next
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few days. a few clouds continue to move on by some great sunsets. but keeping it dry right through the weekend. thank you. coming up on kron, 4 news at 5. what do you do and your significant other is a way you have the whole house yourself. >> a new survey reveals some surprising happens. us popular dating app hinge is out with a top dating deal breaker of 2022. will share the biggest turnoff for singles. with less moderate-to-severe eczema, why hide your skin if you can help heal your skin from within? dupixent helps keep you one step ahead of eczema with clearer skin and less itch. hide my skin? not me. don't use if you're allergic to dupixent. serious allergic reactions can occur, including anaphylaxis, which is severe.
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>> dating can be challenging. but a new study finds being open to therapy may make you more attractive to potential partners. the dating app hinge found 88% of singles on the app. her for dating somebody who goes to therapy and 97% of his users prefer to take somebody who actively takes care of their mental health. the dating app is predicting that ignoring your mental health will be the dating deal breaker of twenty-twenty to a new survey reveals what people do when their spouse leaves the house. 2 thirds of the respondents to a poll for rain. >> said they binge watch tv shows or movies that their partner doesn't like more than a 3rd say they cook or bake or do things. also that their partner doesn't like. the same number said they either talk to their pets or to themselves. the survey of about 2000 homeowners age. 35 or older also revealed that 35% of them are more concerned about their to do lists or deadlines. then the security
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of their neighborhoods overnight. >> still ahead on kron, 4 news at 5 with covid antiviral pills beginning to be distributed across the country. the warning health officials are issuing tonight about m
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>> 2 and i buy role pills are approved to treat high-risk patients who have contracted covid-19 one is already in limited circulation in parts of the country. but doctors warn that this is not a one size fits all medication.
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lauren leighton is in alabama where some of those pills are already being distributed. >> both companies, pfizer and merck have antiviral pills on the market meant to f-ght covid-19 at home. pfizer's recently began shipping to alabama in a very limited supply. the patient course >> is, you know, started bills that we've got 700, 80 course is divided among 39 policies. >> doctor west stubblefield with the alabama department of public health tells me both prescription sing promising for many in preventing severe disease, even though pfizer is nearly 90% effective compared to merck's 30% isn't foolproof can be dangerous for people who have underlying to the and also if you're taking other medications, certain meds can react with the pill, rendering the medicine, less effective even potentially toxic. in some cases, the fda has a list of medications that could cause some kind of interaction with pfizer's prescription, including certain types of blood thinners. antidepressants, painkillers more it extensive so field is
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the burden to get it right. is on a prescribe or it can get complicated. patients are not consistent with one doctor, let you go over like places you've never been before. >> then they don't have your medical history course was trying get made good decisions unless they have all that all the information. that's why he says it's crucial for the patient to do their due diligence. absolutely critical. that everyone described his medication, speak to the prescriber to tell them exactly what their own so that they can check the lists and make sure that there's a country that haitian with that particular medication. if you know, this is pretty extensive >> again, that was or late in reporting for us tonwght. >> take a live look outside the golden gate bridge. and boy, what a clear night across the bridge tonight and time to maybe not too early to start thinking about the weekend and making a run up to top. yeah. why not write get out on the slopes that nice powder up there? of course, we've had tremendous a start. >> the snow season so far. and it's a little break in the
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stormy weather. that's good. if you want to get the slopes, no new snow machine groomed up their 20 lifts are open. 62 trails. how about if you head up the palisades? you're talking snow conditions of 66 inches there at the summit machine room. 29 lifts opened 245 trails. there's a lot to ski on their kirkwood. you've got a beautiful conditions. 80 inches of snow on the ground. >> it lifts are open. same with 54 trails. and how about our friends in sugar bowl? yeah. looking good. 115 inches on the ground machine room. no new pattern just yet. but we'll wait here. probably take a little bit of a break. and then we'll get back to some stormy weather as we get in toward the end of the month and february. all right. donner summit, you're looking good. the roadways are open and clear. you can get up there very easily. now without the worry about chains, no storms in the forecast right now. kim, things dry looks like partly cloudy skies for tomorrow friday, mostly sunny and should be a good start. the week in just a few more clouds moving on in. hey, how
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about that sunset tonight? even the colors. just sunset, fiery red. now they're starting to dim somewhat, but still some beautiful colors moving across our skies tonight on the sunset in just a gorgeous day, looks high pressure is going to weaken just a little bit. and so we have these pretty nice days is pretty mild days with temperatures in some cases getting the error at 70 degrees. i think we'll be cooling these numbers down just a bit highs today. 61 degrees in san francisco. 59 in oakland, 66 again for the 3rd day in a row in san jose. 61 in livermore in concord and 63 degrees in santa rosa. you see those clouds streaming up from the south and that's what we saw from the sunset today started out a lot of sunshine today. then by the afternoon, the clouds start to make their way into our skies. and that's where we sit now playing those clouds moving in overhead for tonight. >> likely going to see those clouds keep us from getting too cold outside overnight lows going to be a fairly reasonable temperatures out the door right now. we've got 54 degrees in livermore. 56 in dublin, still 60 degrees in
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san francisco and 60 insanely yeah, i see reasonable still be cold in spots. you'll still see some 30's in the north bay and 40's elsewhere around the bay area, but could be a lot colder this time of year. 63 for high in san jose for tomorrow about 62 degrees in santa rosa. 57 oakland. and as we look out over the next 7 days, we're keeping it dry. in fact, we're probably going to be dry a lot longer. that may be the next 2 weeks or so as dry weather settles in across january. and we look towards february hopes more rain. all right. thank you, lawrence. >> for your help. tonight, a study published in nature, says that the common cold can offer some protection against covid out of dozens of participants who were exposed to covid those who did not end up testing positive were found to have greater levels of t cells in their bone marrow. the doctors stress it is important to note that the professionals do not recommend you intentionally get yourself sick. >> a noose harvard study suggests that men can push up
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their way to heart health minute can do 40 push-ups and one attempt have a 96% reduced risk of developing heart disease as opposed to men who can do no more than 10. in fact, push-ups for a more accurate predictor of heart disease. then treadmill tests. researchers say the push up test may be an easy no cost method. we're assessing cardiovascular health in almost any setting. >> the sag award nominations are and eat. he's michelle turner is breaking them down for us. that's coming up. when a truck hit my son, i had so many questions about his case. i called the barnes firm. it was the best call i could've made. call the barnes firm now and find out what your case could be worth. ♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪
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>> the screen actors guild award nominations were just announced and entertainment tonights. nischelle turner has the latest. >> pam and ken, i'm going to focus on one of the bigger categories, outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture with rosario dawson and vanessa hudgens presented live on instagram. so as go ahead and take it >> so exciting. don't look up. >> leonardo dicaprio scored an ama long side. jennifer lawrence, cate blanchett, jonah hill and timothy but leo told us there was one cast mate and fellow nominee that really left awestruck as soon as a young woman by the name of meryl streep walked on to set. i mean, all of us are on our toes she's just a marvel pushing these snow, but good time to take out the lady gaga jared leto driver. now pitino are not for their work in house of gucci.
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>> i had to get a bump because of gaga has very coachable line. >> from are and house people shouted at me when i'm on stage all the time in vegas of the lake in thu middle of a really serious on anna, some of gulf. >> he gets on the company. good. thank of the nominees include jamie dornan and dame, judi dench for belfast, marlee, matlin and amelia jones is cota and will smith in the cast of king. richard, i had secretly in my mind felt that i would never make anything better than the pursuit of happiness. >> and i never said that out loud. and then i saw king richard. >> and tune in to e tonight for more sag award noms. plus, denzel washington talks to us about losing his mentor, sidney poitier for entertainment tonight. i'm michelle turner. >> we'll take a look at this. 2 wombats are taking on the role of gartner's for a woman in australia. you can see
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sylvie and tina. they are rummaging through a garden bit and munching on any plants that can find. and while that summer, she feels native to australia, caretaker of the animal says that this pair actually had a tough start to life, but are now loving their new home and focusing on their favorite things sleeping and eating. >> a huge asteroid more than twice the size of the empire state building is expected to race past earth at 43,000 miles an hour, the asteroid will make its flyby on january 18th at one 51 pacific time. it will be too small to see with the naked eye, but it should be visible with a telescope. the asteroid's approach will give astronomers a chance to study the surface and to learn more about these ancient space rocks. it is the oldest are right that the closest the asteroid will come to earth for another 2 centuries. it's going to be a while before we see that wraps up kron. 4 news at 5 o'clock. but we have a lot more ahead on kron. 4 news at 6 san
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francisco now recommending restaurants require proof of a covid booster. but will they do it? we check in with local businesses to find out if they support a poster mandate and those costs masks were used to might not be enough to protect you from omicron. what health officials are now recommending. >> as cases continue to spike the news at 6. coming up next.
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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at about 50% are supportive or would be supportive of a city wide mandate or a wider geographic mandate. >> now it's 6. a new survey suggests a majority of restaurants in san francisco are in favor of a booster mandate. doctors have said being vaccinated and boosted can really make a big difference. but so far there's been no requirement that those dining in have a 3rd shot. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron. 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne and i'm pam moore across the bay area and the country restaurants have
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been particularly hard-hit by omicron. >> between staff testing positive or being exposed. many eateries have had to close because they have not had enough bodies to run the businesses kron four's. dan kerman live for us in san francisco with more on this new survey among the restaurants in the city than well, you know, throughout the bay area, many places don't even have a vaccine requirement to dine in san francisco does. but right now they're only recommending that. >> booster check. but some restaurants seem to feel like if it was mandated, they would go ahead and do it. a new golden gate restaurant association survey finds half would support a mandate that all customers over 12 have a booster to dine inside. >> about 50% are supportive or would be supportive of a city wide mandate or a wider geographic mandate. 25% are still you know, last week, i'm sure changed. now at the new data. currently, the city requires

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