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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. >> hello i am kristin you're watching getting answers live on abc seven we are asking experts your questions everyday at three. online video viewing has exploded, teen say youtube is one platform they said they cannot live without, unfortunately a new report says the content kids watch also shorten diversity. you have probably heard about the chorus, whether most well-known and respected boys chorus in the bay area if not the world, they're about to head to europe for a unique tour. today you will hear from the executive director.
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today is a first day kids under five can potentially get a covid vaccine. to have been approved, one by moderna and the other by pfizer. joining us now to talk about that and other covid elements is the infections disease specialist. the joining us. >> thank you for having me on. kristen: let me ask you might -- my question, there is some confusion, there are two vaccines and the dosages and dosing schedules are different. please give us a d -- details. >> for kids who are younger, if they are under five, we have two choices, one is moderna. it is a bigger dose, one quarter of the adult dose. is given into shots. we have pfizer, 1/10 of the
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adult dose given in three shots. those are your options, the biggest take away from parents is that it is very safe so far. because it is a smaller dose we did not expect anything surprising to come. the second thing, given the sequencing, you have to prepare and back city now -- vaccinating now in time for the school year. kristen: one will take longer than the other to complete. >> buys are for example, does -- pfizer, for example dose one, dose two occurs three weeks later, was three occurs a weeks later -- 8 weeks later. modernity is four weeks the two doses. kristen: it is a little confusing, it is available now
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for the youngest kids, still not available for over -- older kids is that right? >> as parents may know, kaiser has been available for some time now -- pfizer has been available for some time now for the five to 11-year-olds and the 11 to 17-year-olds. for those two age groups modernity had not been available, the fda one more time to look at data around heart inflammation. it gives a relatively higher dose of all age groups, they looked at the data, the same time they're looking at the under five data. they have found at least in the trials no risk of heart inflammation for kids age five to 17 years old. kristen: for this age group would you give the same advice you give to a adult? -- adults? you said to get the one you can
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get. is the of advice the same? >> is the same, they're pretty much the same we like to compare and contrast. they will probably give your body the same signal overall. the biggest difference is the under five age group we have two shots versus three. most people think that some point those under five-year-olds will need a booster. kristen: unlike previous vaccine rollout this is being distributed differently. counties are not doing mass vaccination clinics. what is the way for parents get them for their kids? >> the places include drugstores , that might have at first, will not find drugstores doing all the age group under five, some will sequence it older kids first versus younger kids within that six months to five years
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age group. you will have pediatric offices, the most convenient places for parents to take their kids. you can catch up on other shots, in preparation for the school year to come. i think that has been popular. you can get it at hospital systems, like the first vaccines for the under five age group was given in ohio in a hospital system. you can get through the county as well. children's museums also plant. -- plant. ned. >> i looked at the walgreens website and they are giving it to kids three and up and cvs was saying 18 months and up. are they spacing them out so they have the personnel to handle the shots? >> i think it is the personnel, i am not exactly sure why, it is the same dose, whether or not
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they wanted to use a different procedure in different drugstores. you will find in pediatric offices and health systems once it is available it should be available to every kid over the age of six months. kristen: if you have a question about the vaccine for the youngest kids under five please put it on facebook live if you want. some parents are vaccine hesitant if they got the shop for themselves, whether typical or -- what are the typical or common worries? >> i think the most common statement many parents give, is that my kid already had covid breakthrough and they did ok. why should they get a vaccine? it is the same argument for adults. it is not whether or not you have had covid or not, it is the amount of times your immune systems gets reminded for
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insurance for the future. that is the second argument, we are thinking about omicron flavors. we cannot predict what will happen with covid. the lasting want to have happen is covid evolves into something that is more dangerous for kids in the fall or winter. is amazing that we have this technology now. i think that kids do get sick themselves, we look at hospitalizations during omicron, i was surprised to see more kids under five were hospitalized during omicron than older kids. that was because they were not immunized or were not eligible to be immunized. also kids airways are very small. because omicron makes so much mucus you can imagine it does not take very much for the airway to become revised. at the -- to be compromised. at the end of the day you want parents to be confident, parents
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to further trips abroad or across the country because they worry about the plane, this gives parents much more confidence for sleepovers and things like that. kristen: i want to address if our numbers are coming down in terms of cases in the bay area and if you think we are headed into a quieter summer? >> cases, knock on wood, i have a wooden desk, seem to be cresting. there is some debate on how fast it will go down because we are all moving around now. my hope is july and august will be decent. people are saying covid does not take a vacation. i am crossing fingers that does take a vacation for july and august. at least to a substantial amount. in the hospitals we are doing pretty well and have done pretty well all the way through, i'm hoping that also continues in the fall and winter. kristen: speaking a vacation, i
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am not sure if that is why you are wearing the hawaiian shirt, headed out? >>'s dated -- state of mind, holidays to celebrate -- hot days to celebrate. kristen: thank you, will be right back with one of the authors with a new study on
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kristen: welcome back we do want to tell you about some breaking news as san mateo county, getting the latest information about that sky 7 is flying over a fire close to edgewood park that is in and unquote -- unincorporated city you can see the flames right now, really dry
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brush and trees there on the park. this is right on the edge it started right before 2:30 this afternoon. a lot of smoke rising as the fire burns. it is not too big yet, we are trying to get the exact acreage for you. there are homes in the area in the hills we have not heard of any evacuations being ordered, although we do see firefighters tweeting to be away from the area if you can. we will continue to follow this story for you. in the meantime, a new study finds youtube is falling short when it comes to telling stories there affect our world, our neighbors, our cultures, they partnered with the university of michigan and looked at racing youtube videos viewed by children, joining us is whether report's co-authors. what inspired you to do the study? >> when the biggest inspirations, if you're being
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honest, is the influx in the consumption of youtube in the past half a decade. especially since the pandemic. during that time children were not in schools. they were in homes spending a lot of times on their laptops, phones, computers. a major influx of the consumption of youtube away from this traditional media that we see typically watching television, tv shows, film. kristen: that is where they are spending all their time and being influenced, it is important that the contact reflects the diversity of our society. what did you find in terms of what is actually in those videos? >> what we found is youtube is missing the mark. as you previously stated, with youtube being a platform that has user generated content, we found that videos that were viewed by children not reflect the ethnic diversity of children, preteens, teens cross the u.s..
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teens were consuming ■videos tht were heavily depicted with racial accents, the use of the and word jokes, one in 10 videos that we watched. we looked at 1242 across 242 children. children were seeing a lot of the same depictions and stereotypes that you see in traditional media.c characters,k indigenous people of color that were on youtube were not being heard. their voices were not being leveraged. youtube is missing the mark to pushes affirmation out to children. when they are on these platforms they can see positive empowering depictions of themselves. kristen: when underrepresented minorities work shown in the videos, how they depicted? >> again, stereotypical depictions. you have a lot of the stereotypes you see in
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traditional television and films. the black, lazy, violent, aggressive. the hyperlink -- hyper sexualized latina, the mysterious indigenous characters from native cultures, a lot of stereotypes from asian cultures were depicted if there depicted at all. if they were not just a background character with no speaking roles. kristen: i ask this question, fully aware that i've never heard of them, i am so unhip, who are the main contact -- content creators of the drivers that kids watch? >> there are a lot of content creators, not a specific main content creator. summary people are on youtube, i can get on, you can get on, my child can get on and create content. when the content is being created there is not this editorial process being taken place, i can create a video and upload it, if it is popular it will deceive the liens of using
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shares and likes -- millions of you -- using shares and likes. kristen: is the answer to encourage more underrepresented minorities to become content creators and youtube is plainest as a platform -- blameless as a platform or do you think there is something youtube can do? >> i believe it should be a lot easier to flag inappropriate racially insensitive konta down there platform. they do have a -- content on the platform. they are putting money into bipoc creators to support the content they great and push out. i do believe youtube can do something with the algorithm. we also saw videos that depict stereotypes had far more views than ones that did not. kristen: more views as is and they are popular and kids want to see them? >> absolute, children want to
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see positive empowering fictions of themselves always, you too can see that -- empowering depictions of themselves always. youtube can push the algorithm, increase the spread of videos. kristen: would you recommend parents do? >> i do recommend parents sit down with your children, i have two south, sit down and watch -- i have two children myself, we sit down and watch. i look at the content she is consuming and have conversations about the characters. if there is something that is inappropriate discuss that so they understand that this depiction is not a depiction of all people that racial group. look at what channels are subscribed to so you can see the themes of your children are consuming on irregular basis. having -- on a regular basis. having conversations with her
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children and being active in their media conversation in general. kristen: great advice, thank you so much for talking with us today. will be right back with a member and executive director of a course in the bay area headed to course in the bay area headed to a big i was injured in a car crash. course in the bay area headed to a big 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. i called the barnes firm. it was the best call i could've made. your case is often worth more than insurance offers. ♪ theryarttorneys♪ ♪ call one eight hundred, eight million ♪
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kristen: after more than two years and practicing and waiting, 87 incredible young singers from the bay area are about to travel to europe for a tour that includes a collaboration with the world-famous vienna boys course. if you have not heard about the ragazzi you're in for a treat. [singing]
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kristen: crystal clear and beautiful to those masks, that is amazing. joining us life now artistic executive director kent jue. and jan -- ian. we heard it a special day for you. >> is my birthday. kristen: happy birthday, age 14, what a birthday present to leave on thursday and go on this tour with kent and all your friends. long-delayed, you're been planning all through the pandemic? >> this is the second year we have tried to get this to work off and running -- tour off and running. we are thrilled that we are departing on thursday. kristen: hopefully no delays, kent, disclosure, we have known
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each other for a while, i child is likely -- lucky to have you as a music teacher. wise music so important -- why is mesic so important in a child's life? >> i love being able to explore the emotional integrity of art through singing and share that love of music and joy with kids. >> one of them is ian, you tell me, the ragazzi boys course as been around for 30 years. how many singers are there, how do you practice? >> there is multiple levels of groups in ragazzi. as you gain more experience and you are in ragazzi for longer i've been in there for seven years you move up to the groups i am in the highest trouble groups, -- travel group, we have
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practices and rehearsal twice a week for two hours. we practice our songs and work hard to create the most beautiful is a quick and -- music that we can. some of the most iconic places, this twirl be hitting austria -- to work will be hitting austria and italy? >> we have performances and services that we will be singing in at saint stephen's, for example the center of venice and the iconic church of st. mark's in venice. the first one was in vienna. we are so excited to have this collaboration with the vienna boys course, where the best choruses in the world. we have had this on the calendar now for two years, we are excited to finally meet them and sing with them. kristen: i think they are excited to sing with the world famous ragazzi boys.
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we able to rehearse together via zoom? >> during covid, one of the board members help develop the ragazzi virtual studio. technology that removed most of the lack time caused by zoom and internet and actually let us practice quite well together in real time during covid. it was spectacular to continue to do that. kristen: i hate to put you on the spot, actually i love it, we use in a little something? 30 seconds of something you do on the tour? you got this. >> how about, will the circle be unbroken? >> ♪ will the circle be unbroken , by and by and by.
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there is a better home awaiting if we try lord, every tribe -- trying ♪ >> great job. >> if it sounds like good coming across a laptop microphone, i am sure in person it will be amazing. where can people see this? will be live-streamed if they cannot join you in europe? where else can they see your boys perform the summer? >> sure, take a look at our youtube page and you could buy more commission at our performances will not be live-streamed from europe, will be taking lots of d.l. and reposting our -- lots of video and posting our favorite clips. >> we have a summer clamp --
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camp that we are offering, use asians who want to try out, -- musicians who wants try out we offer a half-day weeklong camp. we offer a free minicamp where boys can test drive the ragazzi experience before we start up our semester in september. kristen: fantastic, i normally do not endorse our guests, if you get a chance to sing with ken jue do it.
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kristen: breaking news out of san mateo county that we are following sky 7 is over the
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spire -- fire burning close to edward park, and unincorporated redwood city. you can see flames as well as smoke rising, the fire started after 2:30 this afternoon, putting out a love smoke if you are familiar with the area is very hilly, edgewood park, there are hiking trails there off of 280 there, you can see that there is an area chart. last -- charred. last a we checked it was five acres, we have not heard confirmed evacuation orders. there is some indication on woodside road, that area east of piñata road, there may be evacuation warnings going on right now. we will try to get the most of this information wise and bring that to you on abc7news at 4:00. they consumers are joining us today on this interactive show getting answers, we'll, will be
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