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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. >> we saw a few cases that take them as prescribed and then they have rebound symptoms. then they feel worse again. >> infectious disease researchers are closely monitoring rebound symptoms. good evening. i am ama daetz. >> this comes as this is becoming more available across the country. " the lead researcher studying the rebound symptoms and joins us live from the newsroom.
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>> some of the rebound cases researchers are noticing are very small. a majority of the people are getting better within the first five days of treatment. a large supply of it just made it to the county today. the number of locations with the supply are slowly getting -- today, the first sight of his kind opened in the bay area. >> they will get a rep in antigen test. most of those test results are available within 15 minutes. if the person is eligible -- then they are going to get screened. >> the deputy health officer
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confirmed anyone who was within the first five days of experiencing covid symptoms could drive to the college of san mateo site sunday through thursday to get screened for this. >> they have 100 courses of paxlovid. it seems there is enough for the state of california. >> it was approved in december for high-risk covid patients. clinical trials confirmed it reduces the death and hospitalization risk by 89%. now, as more people are taking it, researchers are reporting some rebound covid symptoms after the treatment. >> it fell dramatically better and then about four days after he finished paxlovid, he had rebound symptoms with his heart racing, feeling unwell, short of breath. the doctor is the read -- lead researcher for the study. he believes tommy can play a role in a possible rebound effect.
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>> we don't really understand the biology of this yet. one theory is taking antiviral medicine too early can change the natural immune response somebody develops and maybe when the medicine disappears, the immune system is not really ready to control the virus that is still there. >> the state expects to add more tests to treat sites. going back, researchers say they have been tracking the impact of this antiviral bill. he said several people developed long covid were able to access this and now claim to feel better. more research is needed. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> health officials in santa cruz county are urging people to take precautions. they are advising that people mask up to avoid the spread of covid and they recommend to stay home if you are sick. keep windows and doors open.
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santa cruz county is one of three counties in california advancing to the moderate level of covid risk. new data shows the bay area is getting hit harder than other parts of the state. dustin dorsey spoke with experts about why this is happening and when cases may drop back down. >> we are hearing troubling information. we have some good news despite a cases. hospitalizations are only slightly up taking. >> what is happening is that the cases go up but hospitalizations are staying low. that was true for the vaccinated with omicron being one. >> now, the taft's, nine of the top 10 counties with the highest covid infection ratings are bay area counties.
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working from home and health mandates have -- that has allowed people with infection to spread. >> everyone is tired of the pandemic. we wanted to recapture some of the missed opportunities. make no mistake about it, there is a lot of covid out there. >> it is best to keep your covid so much about you. >> we probably need a new vaccine because the virus has evolved very much since the original vaccines. now, if you want to prevent infection, we may need to have a new vaccine. >> how long until we can see
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that little comeback? -- lull come back? >> hopefully they will peak in about two weeks and then come down by the end of may. hopefully we are looking at a better summer. >> that would be good news for all. >> oakland police are being -- are investigating the death of a man near the port of oakland. police did confirm that homicide investigators are taking over the case. >> we are investigating an armed robbery happening outside a popular restaurant. >> you can see three people standing in front of a restaurant.
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two of the suspects arrested in the case were only 12 and 13 years old. we had the details in a story you will only see on seven. >> mentally, i don't even want to go out to oakland anymore. >> requesting privacy as they work through their pain. siblings that remember the terror outside of their aunt's home. >> they got out of the car and walked toward us and one of them was brandishing a gun at his hip. >> they were there to join family and be at their terminally ill cousin's bedside. she was shoved to the ground. >> i knew they were after my keys. >> the suspects took keys and a
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phone. three days later, police documents show a 12 and 13-year-old were arrested in connection to the crime. >> they were young but it looked like they had been doing this point enough. i broke the story involving one of the same suspects who was 11 at the time. an 80-year-old man was knocked to the ground. days later, that same youth carjacked an asian woman in oakland. over the past year, multiple law enforcement agencies have told me young people continue to commit armed robberies across the bay area. the question stands of why they keep reoffending. >> they keep encouraging the youngsters. they were precluded from interviewing them with regards to the crime. many times they are taken into custody. >> as for the siblings, while
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they were outside dealing with the trauma of being carjacked and assaulted, the ailing cousin passed away inside. >> i wanted to give the police information while it was still fresh in my mind. >> she hopes there is a way to hold these young people accountable. >> it is just sad to see that asians are being targeted. it is so unfair. >> the man suspected of showing a san jose father has been spotted.
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san jose police accused them of shooting and killing his neighbor. prosecutors filed former -- filed charges today. they appear separately in court today and faced three counts of murder stemming from the alleged shootout that left six people dead and 12 wounded. they did not enter a plea today and will be back in court in june. they could get the death penalty of -- if convicted authorities are looking for a third suspect. plus no information about the event formerly known as the gilroy garlic festival. what one organizer is planning for this year after the annual
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out-of-state corporations wrote an online sports betting plan they call "solutions for the homeless". really? the corporations take 90 percent of the profits. and using loopholes they wrote, they'd take even more. the corporations' own promotional costs, like free bets, taken from the homeless funds.
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>> new fallout from that bombshell leak from the supreme court. fencing has gone up as an additional security measure. justice samuel alito who authored the draft. chuck schumer says the senate will vote next week to begin debating a measure that would protect abortion rights at the federal level. >> republicans will have two choices. they can on the destruction of women's rights or they can reverse course and work to prevent the damage. >> but that bill is a long shot. unlikely to get enough republican votes to pass. more bay area companies say they will pay for employee access. levi strauss said they have already reimbursed employees who had to travel out of state for abortions and other services.
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it will cover the expenses of employees who get abortions. the tech firm told employees they will report -- they will -- investors have wrapped up the worst rating day of the year on wall street. the dow dropped more than a thousand points, wiping out all of the gains from yesterday. when they both had their best days in more than two years, some experts called today's losses and overcorrection to big gains. >> president biden announced karine jean-pierre has been promoted. she will follow jen psaki's last day. this will be the first black and is easy -- lgbtq person in the role. >> coming up, an update to the
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story we told you about last month about a bay area couples challenge in removing a under district attorney gascón, i prosecuted car break-ins. all repeat offenders, often in organized crime rings. but when chesa boudin took office, he dissolved the unit and stopped me from collaborating with the police on my cases. now home and car break-ins are on the rise because repeat offenders know they can get away with it.
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chesa boudin is failing to do his job. there's a better way to keep san francisco safe. recall chesa boudin now.
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>> in case you are not aware of this, today is well past bourdais. cybersecurity officials are encouraging all of us to change and use stronger passwords to prevent id theft which has grown 68% during the pandemic. given though looks into why you don't want to wait to do this. >>-2021 was a banner year for id theft with personal data taken in computers and smartphones and shared on the so-called dark web where hackers can break into bank accounts and search email for even more data. >> the pervasive mindset is that that will never happen to me until it does happen. quick security experts don't like to say we are lazy but people do tend to create simple
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passwords. that makes it easier for data thieves to guess. once they have discovered your password, you are out of luck. during the pandemic, consumer vulnerability has worsened. our kids are using mom and dad's computer and are not aware of security breaches. root work has made these devices look like this. they can actually read all of your traffic through your computer and see it. correct the bad guys are fishing via text messages, warning of a data breach and giving you a link to change your password so they can use it. it is tempting to respond but security experts say to pause and think about the consequent as.
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while facial recognition is available, it is not a universal tool. the moratorium infringes on the constitutional rights of rental property owners and violates state law. the plaintiffs who were recently profiled have been powerless to remove a tenant from this fremont home with a accused of violating a rental agreement including nonpayment of rent for two years. they had no comment about the suit. >> questions candy and ice cream
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is struggling like so many small businesses. they are offering boxes with the best available chocolates and confections for about $36. the owner says nice to these boxes she was able to pay the electricity bill for the first time in months. prestons has sold about 200 boxes since late march. >> time to check on our weather. we definitely felt the change today. >> it is feeling a little cooler. >> noticeable. no doubt about it. i want to show you how much cooler right now compared to 24 hours ago. try 24° in ukiah. 19° cooler in concord. here is the reason why. it is a cold front pushing into the pacific northwest bringing a stronger sea breeze and basically even a little morning drizzle. almost an inch at some of the
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remote locations there. we do have a beach hazard statement. a risk of recurrence here. here are live pictures from all of our terror cameras. you can see the sun is being filtered by quiet a bit of cloud cover. in case you want to get away, here is a look at the hawaiian airlines forecast. you are looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies tomorrow. mid 60's to mid 70's in our local airports. exploratory cameras here. this was a lot like today. we are looking at windier conditions for the weekend. a chance of showers on monday. tomorrow morning, because of the cloud cover, you will be insulated.
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it will not be chilly. you can see a little bit of drizzle as we go into the afternoon hours, mid 70's in land, upper 50's to low 60's along the coast and it will be breezy again with clouds filtering the sunshine. a stronger one coming in sunday and into monday. this may bring us some showers. a possibility of continuing into tuesday. if you buy this computer model, we may actually have measurable rain under 50 hundredths of an inch for most of you. this is impressive. morning drizzle, breezy afternoon, the wind starts to
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ramp up over the weekend. mother's day is going to be windy and cool there the wind continues monday, temperatures bottoming out, a chance of some showers before we turn things around mid week. >> moving forward with plans on a new garlic festival. stockton is not the successor of the event. >> i have open arms, inviting every person that is involved. >> he is planning to bring the
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festival back to our area but he could not say where yet. >> this could become the 1st st fair in california to offer legal cannabis. they are working to secure a permit for on-site sales and consumption in a fenced off area. the city has previously approved permits for outside lands and this year's 420 celebration in golden. >> still ahead, honoring the late san francisco mayor on what would have been his 70th birthday. i was injured in a car crash. i had no idea how much my case was worth. i called the barnes firm. when a truck hit my son, i had so many questions about his case.
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>> today, the nba suspended dylan brooks for one game for this heart fell on gary payton. he was ejected. payton suffered limit give it -- ligament and muscle damage. you will be able to watch game three on saturday, coverage
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begins on game five after the game. >> today, the team unveiled a statue of the late one here. he called chase center his legacy project and strike a deal that third, across the bay from oakland. this comes on an already significant day. >> this is a way to celebrate his 70th birthday. such a great celebration. >> you can find the statue rent outside of chase center. >> world news tonight with dave in your is coming up next. we thank you for joining us tonight.
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i am ama daetz.
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fanduel and draftkings, two out of state corporations making big promises to californians. what's the real math behind their ballot measure for online sports betting? 90% of profits go to the out of state corporations permanently. only eight and a half cents is left for the homeless. and in virginia, arizona, and other states, fanduel and draftkings use loopholes to pay far less than was promised. sound familiar? it should. it's another bad scheme for california.
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tonight, breaking news on several fronts tonight. the reports of bloody battles inside that steel plant in ukraine. what about the civilians still inside? also, the breaking headline involving one of the covid vaccines here in the u.s. and bracing for severe storms right now. first tonight, video from a group of ukrainian fighters showing what could be their last stand against russian forces at that steel factory in mariupol. video posted by pro-russian separatists showing brutal bombings from the air. up to 200 civilians including children trapped in the tunnels and bunkers. also tonight, the pentagon now responding to reports that u.s. intelligence may have helped ukrainians kill top russian commanders. what the u.s. is now saying tonight. ian pannell in ukraine.
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