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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron 4 news at 6. >> the fact that you have meeting immunity isn't enough of a reason to, you know, justify a public health recommendation at this point. >> 6 local health professionals and infectious disease experts say a booster shot is not yet needed. at least the science doesn't suggest it yet. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne and i'm catherine heenan and for pam moore tonight, a new study shows that pfizer's 2 dose covid vaccine does remain affective after 6 months. >> but not as strongly as first thought. now pfizer is again recommending a booster shot. however, medical experts say that at this point studies do not indicate the booster is needed. >> kron four's dan kerman live for a cent at ucsf with more. dan. officials say what?
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>> would indicate that a booster is needed is if those breakthrough infections that those who are vaccinated or sending those folks to the hospital or those folks are dying. they say that is not what's happening and that is why a boosters still, it's not suggest. >> a new study finds the effectiveness of pfizer's 2 shot covid-19 vaccine diminishes over time the study conducted prior to the emergence of the delta variant fines. what initially was 96% protection from infection drops to about 84% after 6 months. however, the 2 dose vaccine remains nearly 97% effective against severe disease. and that's why federal and local infectious disease. experts say this unpublished unreviewed study simply doesn't support a booster shot. >> if you want to take away from this study we may need boosters based upon the day they had. i don't think you can quite conclude that at the end of the day, we're still not seeing hospitalizations
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and in large numbers, certainly not deaths and people who are vaccinated. >> in a separate smaller study. pfizer found giving a 3rd dose of the vaccine after 6 months increases antibody levels against the delta variant to exactly what you would expect. >> with any vaccine. if you get a booster shot, that's why we give boosters of boost your in a body level. and while expected medical experts say that alone is not a reason recommend a booster either. doesn't tell me. >> if it prevents you from getting infected again with another very and on anything. it just tells me that the number of antibodies increases after you get a booster shot infectious disease. experts say the focus now should be on getting shots to be unvaccinated. >> to stop the spread of the virus before a new variant worse than delta emerges, the more disease you have. being spread. infection being transmitted. you want to have
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an increased probability of getting variance and the more people are unvaccinated whether as a voice of virus is being transmitted. the more chances you to create these super variance of the future. >> an infectious disease. experts say if these new variants down the line proved be more effective against the vaccine that will not need lead to the need for a booster will lead to the need for a new vaccine. >> live ucsf dan kerman kron 4 news. thank you for that. meantime, a big move from 2 major bay area tech companies today. people work at facebook and google. >> will be required to be vaccinated against covid before they return to work. both companies made that announcement today. google is rolling out a new policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once or campuses are fully reopen. this will be in mid october. facebook says it will work with people who cannot be vaccinated for medical or
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other reasons. it's planning to reopen offices at 50% capacity by early september in san francisco mayor london breed says the city will not hire. anyone who is unvaccinated that new policy began today. all 35,000 current city employees are also required to get the shot but not until the fda grants full approval to the covid vaccine currently the pfizer moderna and j j vaccines are only approved for emergency use. >> summer vacation is over. ih is back to school for students in the brentwood unified school district. it is their first time back to campus since march of 2020 students and teachers are required to wear a mask indoors face coverings optional outside the superintendent edge that teachers are not required to be vaccinated. the first day of classes for all students just about 3 weeks away and the south bay's biggest school district. and as san jose
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unified prepares to welcome students back teachers and staff. they're being given a choice when it comes to being vaccinated against covid kron four's rob fladeboe explains. >> always quiet now here at willow glen high and dozens of other schools in the san jose unified school district. but when school starts on august 18th teachers and staff. we'll start to be vaccinated or be subject to testing says district spokesperson jennifer maddox. so we want to make sure that if we do have the virus up here in our schools which is going to happen at some point that we find it as quickly as possible and don't allow it to spread throughout the school because the last thing we want to do once we get kids back in person is have to close a school again, the district says about 90% of its 1400 teachers are already vaccinated. a small number are exempt for health or religirus reasons. a system will be in place by the first day of school to test unvaccinated teachers and staff twice a
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week. we've been testing our employees since april at last year. all employees have had to do surveillance testing at least once a month up to this point. >> we're now changing starting in august 2. if you're vaccinated, you no longer need to do surveillance testing. if you're not, then you need to move. you need to bump up to twice weekly for the testing. it's less clear what percentage of the district 27,000 students have been vaccinated. but the district is also mandating that masks be worn with some exceptions both inside and outside school buildings out of. >> making sure that we're creating a safe as an environment as possible. schools have lots of people in one place together. so even outdoors physical distancing can sometimes be challenging. so we just want to ensure that everybody is as safe as possible. we don't know which students are vaccinated and which ones aren't. and so we want to be sure that everybody is protected and the best way to do that is for everyone to keep wearing their mask. he in san jose. rob fladeboe kron 4 news. >> and for more information on things like the high transmission areas, the mask
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mandates, restaurant requirements. you can scan this qr code on your screen will take you to kron 4 dot coms page dedicated to pandemic information. >> today marks 2 years since a gunman cut through a fence and opened fire on a crowd of people at a concert during the gilroy garlic festival. members of the gilroy community. they've been gathering throughout the day to remember the 3 people killed. >> kron four's. gayle ong joins us from a memorial. but it's happening tonight in gilroy. gayle. >> catenin. can the memorial just ended a few minutes ago here at the line and downtown your why the mayor of gilroy and the santa clara county district attorney spoke. there's also a prayer service and a moment of silence for the 3 lives lost 2 years ago today. so what they're doing right now, they're getting ready for an open house in about half an hour. they're opening a you know, we're a strong resiliency center and that's going to help vic the victim's family and those who
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are impacted by the mass shooting 2 years ago. they're going to offer group counseling therapy victims advocates will be there to assist if anybody needs it. so that's happening at 6.30 people here. they're just gathering and that they are they were they were just here to remember those victims and that day where this is one of many events that happened throughout the day. live in dwight gayle ong kron 4 news. they >> members of the gilroy community. other members also came together today to honor the victims. the city's mayor and the vice mayor were both on hand for the small laid flowers on the memorial that honors the 3 victims. >> the roys police chief and mayor thanks the community for pulling together. >> we the countless acts of terrorism by members of our community. place himself in harm's way. help those in. >> thank you to the entirety of the bill were community. we're helping each other.
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consoling each other. strengthening each other, listening to each other and a fall. all praying for each other. >> as for the garlic festival itself. was canceled last year because of the pandemic. but it is being held this year. although it's a scaled way down its now a drive-thru event. you can buy tickets online for this weekend. we have a link on our website. kron 4 dot com. >> happening now, a statewide flex alert is in effect until 00:00pm tonight. that means again that people across the bay area being conserved urged to conserve using a power. the agency in charge of california's power grid says hot temperatures could lead to power disruptions. could lead to rolling blackouts. the power alert again will be in place until 09:00pm and everyone and courage to conserve energy and to avoid using major appliances during that time. all right. time for a look at the forecast.
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talking about hot weather and we're looking at the view from our sutro tower camera. yeah. beautiful shot san franci co with the fog. probably the coolest spot in california right now. lawrence, because it start to heat up again. yeah. right along the coastline, but not really excessive kind of interesting that they're seen. >> issue with the powers we're seeing really just an ordinary summer day around the much of the state. got hot hundreds in the central valley. that's not that unusual for this time of year. 101 right now in bakersfield. one. '02. >> in fresno 100 to sacramento 104 in reading certainly hot but not excessively hot. in fact, national weather service talking about that to the big dome of high pressure. this is pretty usual stuff. we've got the big rich year and that ridge is bringing the hot weather of cajun little start to flex back toward california. we start to heat things up also start to get some of that monsoonal moisture in train in that circulation. that's when we start talking about more thunderstorms. but that's going to back off a little bit today. the temperatures to cool. we're seeing the fog moving along the coastline. that's brought those temperatures down tomorrow. again, it will be hot in the central valley. you're looking at triple digits. sacramento
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also modesto and bakersfield about 73 in los angeles. but well, you're not going find that heat coach side. you've got some nice, cool air moving in with the fog and the low clouds. and i think that's going kind of play out here. in fact, locally. we're seeing those temperatures in the 60's out toward the coast got pleasant 77 degrees and warm and san jose 92 still hot in concord, 89 degrees in dublin, 89 in livermore, 74 degrees in the napa valley. but these temperatures pretty typical of a summer day in california, guys, back to you. >> thank you, lawrence. coming up, we're going to head to oakland where city officials have approved a new budget aimed at tackling the sideshows and 911 problems plus another bay area city just approved body cameras for its police officers. officials say this could help build trust and accountability. and governor newsome hits the road to get a firsthand look at damage left behind by the tamarack fire. this is now burned an area one 5th the size of los angeles.
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after my car accident, i wondered what my case was worth. so i called the barnes firm. i'm rich barnes. is your accident case worth more than insurance offered? call the barnes firm now to find out. you might be surprised. police officers are now equipped with active body cameras. they went online last night. >> this after the city council approved the police department policies for body and dash cameras. kron four's. phillipe chagall has the story. >> just over 100 officers work. the streets in the city of antioch and all of them are being assigned body cameras. the first group to use them.
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activated their equipment just before midnight tuesday. the cameras went live with the first shift. that started after the council meeting, the city council unanimously approved the police department's body and dashcam policies. the program was approved in march but the police oversight committee made up of council members worked over the past 4 months to finalize the details of their use. the police chief city attorney and committee all support the final draft. lieutenant the hills says the cameras will remain light for the entirety of an officer shift except for when they have to tend to personal matters and depending on the severity of the case recorded footage will stay in the police department's cloud system for a minimum of 3 years or forever if need be. and it's not just for the officers because it's for the district attorney to use it for attorneys to use and the 4 victims and witnesses and accused of crimes to use to so they can have some kind of. >> record of what happened when the officers come out there, the cameras are a product of a 5 year. one 0.4
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million dollar contract with the manufacturer. >> mayor lamar thorpe says bringing these cameras to the city of antioch is decades overdue. this is a huge win for the city. all of these eastern contra, costa county and the bay area as well as the country because. >> people demanded police reform. we're delivering on that. the dash cameras are not expected to hit the streets until later this year. >> the city still needs time to retrofit patrol cars for their use in antioch believe all kron 4 it has been 2 months since an 84 year-old grandmother went missing in san francisco. jean phone was last seen around the safeway store in the city's marina district. >> after highway patrol officers dropped her off. there she was last seen wearing a red or pink puffy jacket. the purple sweater brown pants, black boots and a red beanie long has a home in the richmond district and because of her age and possible medical condition. she's considered to be at risk. fires have gone up all
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over the city and parts of sausalito in marin county as well. fong does not speak english. so if you see her, you're asked to call police kron four's reached out to police for an update on the case. but so far we have not heard back. >> also in san francisco, a move to honor the elderly man who died after a man rushed up and shoved him to the ground. it happened in january. it was just one of a string of attacks on members of the asian american community supervisor catherine stefani wants sonora lane named for that man. it's in the and so this to neighborhood just south of geary boulevard, east of masonic avenue. 84 year-old veach over pocked. he was arrested or excuse me attacked january 28th 2 men have been charged in that death stephanie says no resident should have to fear the unthinkable when walking city streets kron four's jonathan mccall is going to have more on this story tonight. that's coming up. and up in our primetime newscast beginning at 9.
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>> public safety just got a financial boost from oakland city leaders who just amended the city budget. it's good news for a lifelong resident who says violent crime in her neighborhood is worse than ever. kron four's has monday and has the story. >> we have more crimes. we have more shootings. we have more homicides but then the same time, we have less officers that is about to change now that the oakland city council amended the recently approved city budget. >> to invest more resources for public safety in east oakland the lifelong home of mary forte. i've lived here all my life other than i when i went away for college. so i was born and raised in a still can. >> party and from pouring former change was inevitable over that time span. but. >> this lives in this east oakland neighborhood. you see highlighted on the map. she says the level of violent
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crime near her home sunday. she thought she would never see it's like night and day when i grew up in east oakland. >> the streets were clean. the it was safe for children to walk to the neighborhood store the shooting since the pandemic have just been way out of control in my neighborhood. it's almost on nightly basis that i can hear gunshots. i've through my home oakland's amended city budget will now fund traffic safety side showed deterrents expedite 911, response time. >> grant money for security cameras in the business core doors. it will also be used for neighborhood beautification and workforce development. >> back in june. east oakland councilmember is lauren taylor and treat read both voted no on the city's highly anticipated new budget because they say it lacked equity for their constituents. now they're both thumbs up. we have about 4.5 million dollars
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of additional investments that came through these amendment, the majority of which are impacting. >> i was glad that they were able to get. but they were able to speak up and get something more for us. it's it because we have more crime here. >> has it made kron. 4 news time now for the 4 zone forecast as we give you a live look from the top of mount tam a pious looking down on the bay with the fog rolling over the mountains. yeah, that fog looks kind of cooling and kind of nice once. yeah. i think a lot of folks in parts of the east bay, probably jealous. they like to come over. >> enjoy some of the fog now it's certainly a lot colder along the coastline. least cooler anyway, maybe 30 degrees plus cooler up toward the beaches. look at that fog just roll in on shore right now. but it's compressed kind of a shallow marine layer. and that means it's just not going to be stretch all the way to places like livermore concord in pleasanton. you keep your skies mostly clear of at least the fog for tonight. we have the monsoon return. but over the sierra nevada, you see right there. all those
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thunderstorms popping up and some flash flood in 12 the county of some of those storms kind of rolling on through there. look at the lightning strikes just popping up there just across the mammoth area. also toward you some of the year seeing some of those thunderstorms moving on through bringing some very heavy rainfall in that area. now back out west. we go and here we are looking at the fog just kind of cruising along the coastline. the monsoon clouds for the most moved out. we've since mid to high level clouds will see a few more of those overnight tonight. temperatures running a little below the average in the san francisco 66 degrees 73 in oakland today. 84 in san jose. and then you get parts of the east bay. that's where it gets hot 97 degrees in livermore, 98 in concord, cool off today. bit inset rosen 87 models picking up on the monsoon again. you see the showers up there right now. overnight tonight. those are probably taper off again. but then as we head through the day tomorrow starting to pick up again by tomorrow afternoon some of those thunderstorms going are up over the sierra nevada. and here we go again. another round, the monsoon there while back out west along the coastline. but look
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at the fog and low clouds sand. so a big contrast in temperatures. a good 30 degrees cooler out of the beaches are in the 60's here in the 90's in spots like conquered in livermore about 90 degrees in napa tomorrow. next couple days as temperatures hold steady and then cooling down the monsoon likely return get muggy over the weekend. thank you, lawrence. coming up, saving salmon. what california fish and wildlife is trying to do to help get the fish to cooler areas. >> plus as the olympics continue in tokyo are celebrating japanese culture by getting a taste of it. their cuisine. here's a live look at crossing in tokyo will be right back.
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>> in an effort to try to save salmon, california fish and officers are in the process of transferring them to cooler areas. hundreds of thousands of the fish are dying as the water they normally live in becomes too hot and due to the drought. the low water levels are causing crowding which means the salmon have less oxygen. typically workers at fish hatcheries in siskiyou county, transfer young salmon into the klamath river. but they haven't been able to do that this year. so instead official stay at the hatcheries for a while longer. >> in a normal year, you would have really you wish plan in about may 2 and river conditions were not good walk to do. warm temperatures. i have
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>> the plan is to release the fish to the klamath river when the conditions are better possibly sometime in october or even november. >> coming up next on kron 4 news at 6. the delta variant surge. this has sparked a shift for california health officials there now recommending again that you wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status also surveying the damage. the governor's had headed to the side of the huge camera fire which has burned dozens of homes. what he is saying about the impact of wildfires on the golden state and the big money move to prevent meat shortages and to keep prices
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>> the cdc is recommending people wear masks indoors. if they're living in a covid hotspot. the new guidance applies to americans unvaccinated and vaccinated and there are also new mask rules emerging on capitol hill kron 4 washington, dc correspondent raquel martin is joining us live. so raquel not everybody of what's this is some controversy. >> that's right. said definitely some frustration on capitol hill coming from republicans who say that these new rules not only are just confusing but are unfair to vaccinated americans. and in the end they say they believe will work. >> we have a crisis at our border. and we're playing footsie with mask mandates in the people's house. republicans on capitol hill
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are in an uproar after house speaker nancy pelosi reinstated mask school mask once again be required in the hall of the house the about mandates, not about science. i think that's what causes a lot of problems before meeting the capitol physician wednesday, republican leader kevin mccarthy fly on the new rules. >> this is what people are the decision comes just a day after the cdc issued new guidance recommending americans living in covid hotspots mascot while indoors, whether vaccinated or not, we have new science. we have a country that's full of downtown. >> delta is more transmissible virus. cdc also recommends new safety measures for kids returning to school in those indoor settings. everyone should be masked. missouri senator josh hawley says democrats are sending mixed messages and it could back fire. people will say whoa. >> so you're telling me the vaccines are really effective will and i'm not going to get one. so i think this is a mistake. but speaker pelosi wednesday is standing by. new rules


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