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cases making it one of the biggest hot spots in the nation. and that's why some are now raising questions after learning the city has largely given up on contact tracing, new cases. >> it's personal to me. >> district six supervisor matt dorsey and other supervisors question about that decision today at a hearing to formally declare monkeypox a public health emergency. the health department declined to talk us to about the issue. in a written statement, said early on every case was investigated but many of the individuals were not willing or were unable to share the names and contact information of partners. this made it difficult to contact trace all new cases and due to a lack of information, it proved not one of the most effective strategies. our strategy shifted approximately four weeks ago when we pivoted tow encouraging self-referral of contacts. that's the same explanation they say they got from the city health officer today and at least one of the supervisors
tells us he gets it. >> i understand both side and the concerns. i have a lot of confidence in the public health department that they're doing the best that they can. >> dr. george who led the contact tracing efforts during the early days of hiv says he also understands why public health officials switched to a self referral approach. >> much more time limited framework. to be able to try and name a trace partners. but if you can't trace them, you can't trace them. and then the strategy becomes you've had the exposures within the last x number of days, you should be evaluated and vaccinated. >> and far as this call to action goes out here, organizers say that maybe they're being effective with these demonstrations that they're doing outside the federal building on a weekly basis. initially the city said it needed about 35,000 doses of the
monkeypox vaccine to be effective initially. they received about 23,000 so far and now 10,000 more doses are coming to the city. and those walk in clinics tuesday through saturday at san francisco general are now set to reopen. in san francisco, tom jenson, nbc bay area news. >> thank you for the update. the monkeypox health emergency has been changing day by day. we're keeping you updated both on air and online. for the latest on cases, symptoms, vaccines, visit nbcbayarea.com/monkeypox. >> olivia newton-john was named one of the world's most beautiful people died. she was the perfectly sweet sandy in "grease." her songs are part of america's soundtrack for decades. ♪ deep inside you're the one that i love ♪ >> she was the one that we loved. newton-john was born in england,
raised in australia. she moved to the u.s. in the 1970s to promote her singing career. according to her post from her husband and her official facebook page, newton passed away peacefully at her ranch in southern california this morning. she was surrounded by the people who loved her. newton-john was treated for cancer over years. mostly for a tumor at the base of her spine. devoted herself to helping other cancer survivors, traveling the world to raise money and awareness. >> i want to say in my lifetime and that's my goal. >> newton-john's 1973 u.s. debut album "let me be there" produced the first top ten single. a series of albums accelerated her music career that would sell more than 100 million albums and produce 15 top ten singles and "grease" won her worldwide fame in the movie. was followed by a starring role in a 1981 music video of
"physical" won newton-john one of the four grammy awards. she was 73 years old. police arrested a man for an attack. he was beaten near his home in the district. police are trying to determine if the attack is racially motivated. here is our bay area reporter in san francisco. the attack on former san francisco arts and immigrants rights commissioner rhu happened last tuesday near his home. that is in san francisco supervisor matt dorsey's district. >> i reached out to him. i talked to him last night. i think he's doing well. but, you know this is something that rattles him and the whole community. >> news of the arrest came yesterday at the same time that hundreds of aapi community members gathered in washington square park to demand more be done to keep asian elders safe. prosecutors say these crimes have become priorities for their offices and private groups in san francisco and oakland now
provide escorts for elders to and from their homes. but the attacks continue. commissioner chu is 70. days earlier a 70-year-old woman that calls herself miss ren was beaten outside a senior community. these are photos taken by san francisco police central station showing station commanders meeting with her in the hospital. her attackers still on the loose. san francisco police believe on sunday they caught up with the man who assaulted commissioner chu. >> san francisco police officers assigned to the station located the suspect matching the description from the august 2nd incident. officers detained the suspect. >> reporter: the 34-year-old man in custody is facing aggravated assault and elder abuse charges. he is also being interviewed by detectives to see if there are any potential racial bias enhancements that could be added. sfpd identified the man as 34-year-old derrick yardy from san francisco. supervisor dorsey says part of the fight is making sure those who commit the attacks know they will be found and prosecuted. >> we have to be vigilant about
sending a message when someone is arrested and brought to justice. that's how we send a message to would-be attackers. that there will be accountability for it. >> in san francisco, nbc bay area news. san francisco's appointed district attorney filed to become the elected to the job. a highway fool of supporters greeted her as she entered the election department to file her election papers. the mayor appointed her to the office after voters booted the june recall. within weeks she went to roll back the policy and demonstrate that she's making her own way. >> my main folk us is working on the drug dealing situation so that we can irrad indicate the open air drug market that's are going on. >> she also wants dangerous criminals behind bars and not on the streets and take steps to
lower gun violence. >> it's back to school this week for many bay area school districts. in oakland, the first day of school. it is starting with a teacher shortage. they're looking to fill some 40e to 50 positions. san francisco unified has about 100 vacancies. during the pandemic, many teachers across the country retired early or left the profession altogether citing difficult of learning meantally hlth needs among students. it leaves returning teachers with a big burden. >> i do not understand why our government chooses to fund certain sectors and not others. for example, why we spend search money on wars and not on our education system? >> oakland unified is not alone in the struggle. you can see on this map. data from the state education department shows over the last school year oakland unified had underprepared teachers in 42% of the classrooms.
19% in san francisco and 13% in san jose unified. >> we continue to follow the mckinney fire. now 40% contained. so far it's burned over 60,000 acres. the fire started nine days ago. crews say right now it is hot. it is dry. and the winds are picking up. close to 90 homes have been destroyed. >> climate change could be creating another problem for all of us. scientists now say it's worsening our infectious diseases. it's all laid in and out a study called nature climate change. scientists say climate hazards like flooding, heat waves and drought and they found that worse than 58% of the 375 known human infectious diseases. we're talking malaria, cholera, anthrax. but for scientist, they also looked at illnesses such as asthma and allergies and animal bites. and they found those too seem to
be worsened by climate change. much this is not a prediction. it's already happening. >> it is hay gigantic bill that supporters claim will fight inflation and climate change at the same time. but does it really? the inflation reduction act passed the senate and now on the way to the house. joining us now is our business and tech reporter to break down what it does and does not do. scott? >> well, we're talking about a lot of money here. it is hard to spend hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money and fight inflation at the same time. this is what they're trying to pull off in the inflation reduction act. i'm paraphrasing a 755 page bill here. it does a lot of spending and some cost cutting. for example, $300 billion going towards the fight against climate change largely in the way of incentives. we're going to break those down tonight at 6:00 and 7:00. also some prescription drugs likely to get less expensive because of the negotiations with medicare, the affordable care act was extended but a cap on
the price of insulin did not make the cut. also, legislation to create a 15% tax on billion dollar corporations. much that's expected to bring in a lot of revenue. but is all this really fighting inflation? the nonpartisan congressional budget office says not likely. >> rights now there's still kind of excess demand in the economy to the extent that people can push up prices and wages and get away with it. >> so, scott, this does seem like a lot of spending. that's what republicans are saying. that's not really all that anti-inflationary. >> right. we're putting a lot more money into the system. but we are getting some back with the tax on corporations. that will help with some of the tax base. but you're right, if we want to fight climate change, that costs a lot of money. if we want to put more money into the system, that puts more money out there. thacht is how we get inflation. so again as we talked about the last few weeks with raising
interest rates, fighting recession, it's a very delicate line that these politicians are trying to walk while still getting a lot done out there. >> so who are the real winners if this bill is passed by the president? >> i think there will be some help for those on prescription drugs. the tax base, if that tax on corporations, we'll see a lot, even here in california of tax money roll in. that's good news for a lot of the tax supported programs. also we'll talk about this more later tonight, but if the climate change bill gets passed and expected to get signed by the president pretty soon, that not only gives more incentives to corporations, it gives incentives to us to fight back against climate change. . >> okay. thanks, scott. >> you bet. >> as we continue to navigate our way through a volatile economy, we're getting a new look into how home buyers and sellers feel about the market. consumer confidence is not high right now as you might imagine.
according to a monthly survey done by fannie mae, consumer confidence and housing market dropped to the lowest level since 2011. and both prospective buyers and sellers are feeling more pessimistic. look at. this last month just 17% of buyers surveyed, right, believed it's a good time to buy a house. that's down from june where it was 20%. now as for people looking to sell their homes, right now 67% of them think, okay, that's a good time to list their homes. but in may, that was 76% of people. obviously the mortgage rate outlook, job loss, all of it is a concern and among the reasons why people are a little leery of either getting in the market or getting out of the market. coming up, covid numbers continue to be too high, researchers say they're working hard on a new treatment for the virus. could it be a game changer?
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days. hospitalization rates are even dropping more. in fact, across the state, they're just 4400 people in the hospital because of covid. that's down 2.5% lower than just the previous day. now some people are calling it a potential game changer in the fight against covid. it's being developed right here in the bay area, too. we're talking about a nasal spray that could potentially stop the virus in its tracks. as in not actually infect you. we spoke with the uc berkeley scientists behind what is now very easy to use treatment. >> for uc berkeley professor, the past two years have resulted in some marathon days in the lab. but those 12 hour sessions may have resulted in one of the bigger breakthroughs yet when it comes to treating covid. >> it's basically a salt sprinkled in with a dna molecule and sticks to the virus like velcro and prevents it from
making home. >> this team created this formula which he says can be delivered using a nasal spray. what makes the spray unique is its ability to tackle the virus at its source. the. >> because it binds to sequence that is common between all the different variants, it's going to be very difficult for the virus to mutate around it. >> you're putting something on it. feels like you're having some, you know, you're doing some intervention. >> ucsf doctor says that the nasal spray is a viable treatment. doctor nars team still has a lot of work to do, dr. hong is encouraged by what he is seeing so far, specifically how the nasal spray attacks the virus. >> it looks at the part that doesn't have anything in the protein. so and these parts may have less change from variant to variant. >> bottom line, it's a single tool they believe will be capable of fighting multiple variants, even as the virus continues to evolve.
as far as when they will make it to your local drugstore, dr. nars says he has more work to do before they can give a date including moran mall and human trials. berkeley, nbc bay area news. it is a search that is growing more desperate by the hour. the search for a teenager who disappeared this weekend from a tahoe area campground. she is 16 years old. she was last seen saturday morning at a party at the family campground. she is 5'7" with hazel eyes and wearing a black tank top with green pants. investigators believe she may have been kidnapped. sheriff's dpu deputies say their searching over the lake and flying over the i-80 corridor. her car is missing as well. it is a silver 2013 crv. the license plate -- if you have any information at all, please call the county share you have's office.
outside lands just wrapped up and looking forward to next year. this year saw the festival's return to the old traditional summer time spot. much of the prepandemic spirit too. more than 220,000 people came to golden gate park. a lot felt like it was prepandemic again and they're not done. if you missed it this year, they released a date for next year, august 11th through the 13th. >> make sure your weekend is clear for next year. >> hopefully not sold out already. we know how fast they sell out. >> they haven't put the tickets out yet. just telling you the days so you can put it on your calendar. >> oh, man. >> let's talk about the weather. usual fog in san francisco. the it's pretty clear outside. >> it's nice. we're getting a break. we still have the foggy coastline. it is really going to set us up again with some amazing august weather. right here across the bay area. let's take you into that.
let's take you to san francisco. you can see the blue sky that she is mentioning through downtown. you know, it really has been, again, magnificent. currently in san francisco, 66. a little breeze out of the northwest at nine. we get fog coming back tonight. eventually those 50s. not only in san francisco, but let's take you to the south bay. this is probably one of the most comfortable spots in san jose for august. this is also just off the chart amazing, beautiful, 77 degrees. we have a breeze out of the north at 17. and eventually we'll drop here into the 60s as we roll through later on tonight. if it you're doing anything outside this evening, you don't have to worry about the weather. it's really going to be on your side. i want to take you into the weather pattern. this is so interesting the past week and a half. if you remember back to last week we had a tropical moisture, all the thunderstorms in california. and we had quite a bit of humidity in the bay area. now in some parts, that pattern was really pulling in that humidity from this area of low
pressure. this same system is in just about the same spot. we're not getting any major tropical moisture moving in from. this but this thing is basically just been moving around without any kind of road map lately. eventually it's going to get its act together this week. it's going to start to move up the coastline and this is basically for us going to mean more cooler weather in place. also a pretty stable fall pattern. so our weather, really, we can thank in part to this system that is just been slowly moving up the coastline. let's take you into tomorrow morning's forecast. we've got more of the same when it comes to fog. widespread from the north bay down to the south bay. spotty and drizzle near the coastline. then here we go. oh, yes. we're going to clear out plenty of sunshine for the inland valleys. patchy fog right here at the coastline. so numbers to start, maybe a light jacket for you if you're up around 5:00, 6:00, 7:00. 60 here in the peninsula. i also you have coming in with a mix of 50s here through the east bay, san francisco. north bay chilliest at 55. day time highs tomorrow, again,
it's a ten for august. if you put it on a scale, 1-10, i'm going 10. this is beautiful. 79 here. 80 in san jose. move over to the east bay. 83 in livermore. oakland, 73. the peninsula, 77 redwood city. san francisco, 70 in the mission. a little heat. there towards the marina, 65. the north bay 78 in mill valley. 80s right up to clear lake. ten day forecast, no heat waves the next ten days. just a mix of 80s and 90s. so in the seven day san francisco, we hold on to the 60s coming out away and through the inland valleys. we're looking at the 80s here through thursday. some 90s, friday, saturday, sunday. but we can handle this. in years past, we're talking about, you know, 100 to 105 in august. so i can see you both are smiling. >> yes. sounds great. >> thank you, jeff. >> you got it. >> still to come, changes coming to the iphone. let you know homuch battery let you know homuch battery w
a major headache for a furniture store after a car smashed into the showroom. crews had to tow the car out. by the time our camera arrived, you can see that huge hole there. that's what was left behind. this happened a little before 11:00 p.m. sunday night. this is on east 14th and san leandro. police say one driver was involved. no word yet on any injuries or what exactly happened. if you're a public servant, you might qualify to have your student loan forgiven. up to a million californians might qualify for the loan forgiveness. so far only some 10,000 applicants have benefited and the deadline to apply is october 31st.
state attorney general went online to announce the program which is available for public servants such as teachers, firefighters with ten years of service. to see if if you're eligible, head to the public service loan forgiveness website and do it before halloween. many iphone users are missing a feature and it may be making a comeback. the battery percentage and stat quus bar at the top of your screen. the iphone 10 came out in 2017, apple hid the battery status indicator and the notification shade. with the latest beta version of the ios 16, the percentage is back on the main screen written as a number inside the battery i con. apple spokesperson won't say if the battery percentage will make it to the final cut of the new operating system. okay, top gun continues to soar to new heights. we're going to
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million. it has a way to get to the number one spot. that belongs to 2015's "star wars: the force awakens" which grossed $936 million. >> interesting. i love titanic. >> i'm saying. you can watch us live on roku, apple will tv and now raj joins us. i think raj would pick -- >> "top gun." i like it better than the first one. >> i saw it for the second time last night. >> we'll see what is coming up. >> there is a lot happening. donald trump says the fbi raided mar-a-lago. what were they look forg? also the largest ever investment in fighting climate change. president biden underscored the climate benefits of that new bill just passed by lawmakers as he is touring severe flooding in kentucky. >> we suffer the consequence of