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change the ending. >> it's getting so much hype, i'm finally watching it. >> i refuse. >> it's so crazy. >> no. >> but now i have to finish it, but now i'm going to be bummed that the ending -- >> are you going to get the costume for halloween? >> that's why i had to watch it, but it's crazy. >> okay. >> just crazy. that's all i'm going to say. what's coming up next? >> coming up now at 5 krk 30, a giant hurdle cleared to give school age children the vaccine. an fda panel gives it the thumbs up. >> the data they're going to be presented is going to show it's extremely safe. >> what's next? we bring in a covid expert to break it down for what it means for you and your kids. >> plus, they had the power to stop it but did nothing for a month. the new details we're learning about facebook's attempts to stop vaccine misinformation. >> plus, it could either be a home run or a strike three. the pivotal decision tonight that will decide the fate of the
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a's new waterfront ballpark. >> the news at 5:30 starts right now. i'm janelle wang. >> we apologize for that technical glitch. i'm jessica aguirre. after countless tests, a lot of meetings and much debate, we're one step closer to younger children being table get the covid vaccine. an fda advisory panel has voted to back the use of the pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. that approval from the fda is first step to getting kid-sized doses into arms early next month. nbc's alice barr has the latest from washington. >> dr. wharton voted yes. >> pfizer covid vaccines for children as young as 5 are one step closer after an fda advisory panel voted today to recommend them. >> it is pretty clear to me that the benefits do outweigh the risk. >> the pfizer data shows its
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child sized doses are more than 90% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in 5 to 11-year-olds. >> the data that they're going to be presented and pour over is going to show that it is extremely safe. >> one focal point, mild inflammation of the heart that appeared in some older teens and young adults post vaccine. there were no documented cases in the study of 5 to 11-year-olds, and doctors say the risk is higher from getting covid. >> actually causes myocarditis at far higher rates than we see with vaccinations. >> many parents are eager to sign their kids up for the shot. >> i'm very hopeful they will approve it. i think anything to keep our kids safer. >> a recent poll shows they may be in the minority, with only 30% of parents planning to get their children vaccinated right away. >> i think honestly a solid year of testing and people, you know, really working out the kinks in it will do us better. >> that's worrying for many doctors who say vaccinating
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elementary aged kids will be key in getting the pandemic under control. >> not only can they get sick, but they can also spread it to others, and that's the big concern. >> though pediatric covid deaths are rare, more than 700 children have died from the virus since the pandemic began. the cdc weighs in next week before a final decision that could allow shots in arms by early november. >> pfizer is also conducting trials in children younger than 5. and moderna plans to submit its trial results to federal regulators soon, saying early data shows its vaccine produces a strong immune response in children as young as 6. in washington, alice barr, nbc news. >> well, parents who are vaccinated themselves are a little more hesitant to get their younger kids vaccinated against covid-19. let's bring in our infectious disease expert from ucsf. hi, dr. peter. thanks for joining us again. i have asked many parents
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myself, some who are gung ho about getting vaccinated themselves are going to wait when it comes to their kids. what are your thoughts on that? what would you tell parents who are hesitant? >> well, the time is now for several reasons. we have really downplayed the effect of covid in kids. in the bay area, it hasn't been that bad. we haven't had as much virus. in many parts of the country, delta has led to more than 200% increase in hospitalization of kids. i think there have been something like 3 million kids who have gotten covid over time, 8,000 hospitalized. it's one of the top ten diagnoses of kid deaths in 2020. so i think i'm not worried too much about delta as much as the next variant coming along. we want as much insurance as possible to continue to protect these kids. apart from that, of course, kids are the vector of virus at home, and of course, having a kid infected in school is no small
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potatoes, it leads to a lot of mayhem, a lot of disruption, and really tough to keep kids in the classroom. >> only about 2200 kids participated in the trials. do you think that data is sufficient enough to ease concerns for parents? and why? >> yes, for sure. at this point, we're talking about one third the dose, and people have actually modeled how much myocarditis or inflammatory disease of the heart you would see, even with a larger population. and given the lower dose, it's modeling much lower than you would get with covid. and again, much of the myocarditis we have seen in older kids, young adults mainly, they self-resolve. people do quite well, and again, it's the risk benefit, and you know, right now, again, in these trials, nobody has had these untoward effects. in fact, with one third the dose, kids have had lower amount of chills, lower amount of
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fevers compared to the comparative group who was older getting three times the dose. >> if a kid were to see a side effect, when would it happen? i remember i think you said for adults, it would be like within six to eight weeks if you did see anything. >> yes. so generally in kids, and in the history of vaccine trials in kids, most of the really serious effects occur in the trials within the first two months. this hasn't been seen yet. i think the kid vaccine is going to be very similar to the timeframe for adults. again, with mrna vaccines, the reaction, which we all took 15 to 30 minutes on depending on history, there isn't a lot apart from the potential myocarditis, which has been seen in young adults, males, and we're going to watch out for it but it's not something i expect to happen a
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lot. >> that is reassuring. we want to talk about a recent ucsf led study that showns teens who were diagnosed with covid, they developed something called sudden severe psychiatric who got covid. what is that? can you explain that? that's something i haven't heard about. >> yeah, so what people are discovering in covid is that really affects too much of our body, including the brain. not much until now has been learned about how covid really affects the brain, and certainly with chronic covid symptoms, we hear about brain fog. in the study, adolescents had symptoms like suicidal thoughts, paranoia like fears, delusions, foggy brain. they all were in the context of acute covid. when they looked at the antibodies in the cerebral spinal fluid, the fluid that feeds the brain, there are
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antibodies that were developed because of covid in the body that attack pieces of the brain that led to these psychiatric symptoms. so we think about, you know, other symptoms like brain fog and, you know, shortness of breath. but i think the psychiatric symptoms of depression and delusions and paranoia, these are really, really increasing being recognized with acute covid, and it's something you definitely don't want your child or adolescent to get. in fact, one study showed one third of these kids had a new diagnosis of psychiatric diagnosis during covid. of those who got the psychiatric diagnosis. >> another reason doctors say kids should get the covid vaccine. doctor, thanks for your time. >> as the headlines come down on vaccines and covid restrictions, we are updating our website 24/7. >> well, nbc news -- >> thank you, bye.
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>> bye, dr. peter. >> nbc news has received thousands of facebook's internal documents which a whistleblower shared with congress. they shared at last spring at the time of the vaccine rollout, facebook researchers found they could reduce vaccine misinformation by tweaking how posts show up on users' feeds, but facebook froze and took a full month to implement the changes. the documents also show how comments on posts are a hotbed for anti-vaccine messages. when a researcher suggested disabling comments on vaccine posts, that idea, according to these papers. were ignored. facebook said it made progress in addressing vaccine misinformation. now, coming up tonight at 7:00, we're continuing this conversation about those facebook papers. we'll be joined by shira frankel, a "new york times" journalist who has also written a book about the turmoil inside facebook. she's going to share her take on what the leaked documents reveal and what needs to happen to fix
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facebook. join me for that tonight at 7:00. >> a senate committee wants to know whether snapchat, tiktok, and youtube are also doing enough to protect children who use those platforms. facebook has been under fire for the way its apps, including instagram, negatively impact teenagers' mental health, especially when it comes to girls. snapchat and tiktok have faced far less scrutiny, but that changed today when senator amy klobuchar grilled top tiktok executives. >> recent investigation by the "wall street journal" found that tiktok's algorithm can push young users into content glorifying eating disorders, drugs, violence. have you stopped that? >> yeah, senator, i don't agree with the way the "wall street journal" went up that. with that said, we have made a number of improvements to the way people can have control over the algorithm. >> three executives committed to sharing the internal research on how their products impact kids.
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that comes in the wake of facebook's internal documents that i just told you about being exposed by the whistleblower and at 7:00, we're going to go into this deeper. >> crucial step for the a's to get their new waterfront ballpark. tonight, alameda county will decide if it will help cover the cost. melissa colorado has more on this between county officials and the a's. >> helping the a's finance the howard terminal project is becoming a game of hot potato playing out between oakland and alameda county. they asked alameda county to get involved in negotiations with the howard project. now it's up to the board of supervisors to decide should the county reimburse the a's for costs for building infrastructure, affordable housing and new parks. >> millionaires need socialism from taxpayers just like you. >> demonstrators including a port of oakland employee and a
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retired coliseum employee stood outside the county administration building in oakland this morning calling on the board of supes is vote no. >> stop giving money to billionaires to wreck the port of oakland. >> during the meeting, the a's president repeated the line we have heard again and again. it's howard terminal or good-bye oakland. >> we're here to see if this can be a viable path. >> several county supervisors said they were on the fence about diverting future tax revenue to a new ballpark project, instead of spending that money on essential services. the a's biggest cheerleader, oakland mayor libby schaaf, who urged county supervisors, don't let memories of a bad deal with the raiders get in the way of a good deal with the a's. >> we're not asking you to be in the sports business but asking you to be in the affordable housing and public parks business. >> what assurances do we have
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that this is going to live up to all of the glamorous expectations you're putting out for us today and is not going to come back and bite us? >> in oakland, melissa colorado, nbc bay area news. >> up next, closer to striking a deal, maybe. the latest on the battle over president biden's budget and where it goes from here. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. i'll show you where we're still seeing high water, plus the warming on the way and even more rain chances. i'm bag with this in about six minutes.
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unresolved which may mean a vote may not come in the next couple days after all. nancy pelosi says she is, quote, on the verge of something major, transformative, historic, and bigger than anything else. but the road to get there has not been easy. progress being made allegedly on president biden's key legislation. let's bring in our political analyst, larry gerston. the road to get here has been very, very difficult. and even today, now we're hearing about another plan about taxing billionaires because they want to come up with some money. i mean, this has been a difficult road to get to where we are even now, and we're not really clear where we are. >> yeah, taxing billionaires is a big one because kyrsten sinema doesn't like the idea of raising corporate taxes or personal income taxes for those making over $400,000. where are you going to get the money? and so now this is being floated. that's one of the big issues here. the other big issue happens to be some of the benefits that joe manchin doesn't like, such as
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extending social security benefits, hearing, eyeglasses, things like that. that's a big cost. between those two, as we say, the democrats right now are between rock and a hard spot. they're getting closer and closer. those two seem to be the two remaining issues, but they're big issues. >> all right, so you brought up manchin and sinema. those have been the two lawmakers that have really kind of big holding their ground in this deal. the president met with manchin, and how is the president -- how did that talk go? especially since manchin initially wanted, you know, the deal initially was about $6 trillion, and manchin said from the beginning he's not buying into that number. it needs to go way, way down. >> right. it went from $6 trillion to $3.5 trillion. now it's somewhere between $1.5 trillion and $2 trillion. coming out of that meeting, schumer and others seem to think it's closer to $2 million. manchin seems to think it's closer to $1.5 million. after a while, a half of
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trillion dollars seems to be a lot of money. that's one of the mysteries. we don't know what would come of it. we know this much. president biden gets on a plane tomorrow. he's going off to the g-20. nato and other big meetings including climate. he wants to be able to say something about climate. and unless this package gets put together, at least in terms of a framework that is real, biden is going to be empty handed. >> and manchin from the beginning has been very clear about what his number was. that he was willing to go with. sinema has been more of an enigma in all of this. at the beginning, being very unclear about what it is she really wanted. is she starting to be more vocal about where her line is? >> all we know so far about sinema, and you're absolutely right, she's been very quiet, all we know so much about her is what she doesn't like. she doesn't like the tax structure. she hasn't complained about the benefits so much, but if you don't have the money for it, it doesn't matter. and we have to realize, here in
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very blue california, look, joe manchin is from a republican state, period. kyrsten sinema is from a leaning republican state. these guys are thinking about their future because if they can't be in the ball game, they can't play. and so that's why they are much more reticent compared to the other members of the senate. >> so where are we looking at? if you were a betting man, which way are you betting here, larry, and when are we going to see this if potentially passed at all? >> last week, it was hanging by a thread. today, it's hanging by a string. there's a long way to go still, and a very little time to get it done. the democrats feel worried for a lot of reasons, particularly looking at the virginia governorship race. they want to show something to them and the voters. they're going to have to put their heads together real fast, swallow hard to come up with something that will be viable for everyone. >> critical for the democrats
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head nothing to 2022, for sure. thank you, larry. >> thank you, larry. okay, let's get a check of the forecast now. quite a change from sunday. we're drying out and seeing a warm up later. >> we're going to go 4 to 7 degrees warmer tomorrow. everybody at home, it's a much needed break that we all really are looking forward to. we wanted the rainfall so badly. it came, it was extreme. did produce flooding and damage. and that's what i wanted to start off with tonight. there's still one spot left across the bay area where we're still seeing extremely high water. it's at mark west creek near mere abell heights, northwest of santa rosa. we saw this crest over the past 24 hours at 58.48 feet. but it's still currently at 55.57 feet, so it's near flood stage. but i do think as we head through tomorrow and certainly through thursday we'll continue to see that drop below flood stage with that drier weather building in. as we get you to storm ranger,ia
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can see showers off to the north. we have seen a little over santa rosa but this is breaking up and moving out. it's going to set us up with the next change tomorrow. it's from this area of high pressure. this is pretty massive considering what we just went through. it's really kind of the flipped scenario for us. i don't see extremely hot air with it, but definitely a 4 to 7 degree warmup, also some morning fog starting to return. let's get you ready to go for the wednesday morning forecast. you can leave the umbrella at home but have the jacket. temperatures will be in the 50s. if you're getting up early around 5:00 or 6:00, watch out for patchy areas of ground fog because we had so much rainfall recently, we're getting the colder temperatures at night. we might see some of that form, especially here for parts of the south bay and also the east bay. again, that's very early in the morning, 5:00 or 6:00. right here through san francisco, we'll start it off with 56. the north bay there at 53. as we move through the day tomorrow, temperatures again warming up, so i think down here across the south bay it's going
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to be a better day for you, especially if you have storm damage to clean up from. 71 in cupertino. a little breeze out of the northwest at 11, but once again, the sunshine returning. right here through the east bay, 73 in antioch. still getting the cool breeze off the bay to keep you in the 60s from oakland to hayward. the peninsula, lots of 60s except in palo alto, at 70. san francisco, 66 in downtown, and through the north bay, also that sunshine returning with lots of 70s. weather stays similar like this all the way through friday's forecast and then more changes next week. a quick look at next monday and tuesday. we're seeing about a quarter to a half inch. the green and yellow color showing again next monday and tuesday, we could see about a quarter to a half inch with a brand-new storm system. moy my seven-day forecast. we're dry on halloween on sunday. then those rain chances early next week, and for the inland valley for the halloween forecast, we're looking at 67 degrees. take a look at the reservoir levels and what could be causing
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the extreme rainfall yesterday. coming up at 6:00. >> thank you so much. up next on the mend but still not traveling. the one big event queen elizabeth will be missing. ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪
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all roads lead to rome for this year's g-20 summit. work crews put the finishing touches on the convention center. leaders of the world's most powerful nations are set to meet here saturday and sunday. climate change will be high on the agenda. it will also focus on the pandemic and the world economic recovery. before the meeting, president biden and the first lady will visit vatican city and pope francis friday. >> britain's queen elizabeth has canceled her planned trip to the climate conference. she was ordered to rest after a hectic few days. she hosted a business meeting and attended a horse race. she still plans to address the climate change delegates in a recorded video message.
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>> well, how did steph curry and draymond green enjoy a night out? we'll let you know next and why it has the warriors team owner scratching his head.
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green and curry enjoyed a high-end dinner which included a bottle of wine that cost $5,000. green says he put the wine on the tab of warriors owner. the only problem is he isn't on the road with them right now, so he didn't get to enjoy it. steph jokes when you hear the cork pop on a bottle that's expensive, it sounds different. >> i'm thinking he's not going to notice that was put on his tab. >> $5,000 to him, nothing. >> he probably said treat yourself. >> they deserve it, for sure. right now at 6:00, power problems stretching for days. people saying the price of this weekend's powerful storm. >> so i was trying to use an ipad with a cellular collection to zoom calls. it was really tough. >> pg&e scrambling to bring thousands of people back online. >> plus, the bay area deputy found guilty in a deadly shooting, but a mistrial called for the more serious charge. we're live outside the
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courthouse with reaction to the split verdict. >> she tried to stop an asian woman from being robbed and she ended up in the hospital. the stabbing investigation in san francisco's financial district and the witness who tried to stop the woman from chasing down robbers. the news at 6:00 starts now. good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> i'm janelle wang. the aftermath of the pounding storm. 9,000 pg&e customers in the bay area still in the dark. we found some on the peninsula who have not had electricity for more than 50 hours. more than two days. nbc bay area's marion favro is live with the look at the impact on homeowners and businesses. >> the peninsula was definitely hit the hardest. right now, about 4,000 pg&e customers still have no power. if you look here, you can see that ike's sandwich shop is closed because they have no electricity. so is five guys and great


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