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guidelines. the changes come more than 2 and a half years after the start of the pandemic. here's what the changes look like. first, the cdc says americans no longer need to quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with. >> an infected person. second, the agency says people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet away from others. so no more social distancing. the cdc also ended its recommendation that students exposed to covid-19 should test regularly. the agency added all of that. all of this can change if there's another surge in infections and masks are still recommended in areas where community transmission is considered high. how will these new guidelines affect the bay area? joining us tonight, doctor about kerr on with stanford medical school specializing in infectious disease. thank you for your time this evening. so >> some people say that this relaxation of the cdc guidelines is long overdue. a lot of people are not even at hearing to them anyway. others few there's still a risk because covid is still prevalent. what is your reaction?
>> thanks so much for having me. so i think there's a few things going on. one is that, you know, pragmatically, a lot of people have not been following the recommendations such as quarantining is when you're exposed and not yet confirmed to be sick and then isolating even the people that are may not be isolating for the entire time. you know, i i personally heard of people who are traveling were not able to change their plans. and so they just sort of, you know, did wear a mask in and continue onwards. so i think part of it was sort of the pragmatism. the tdc said, well, you know, if the people aren't following the guidelines to try to ease them up a little bit, but the facts are the facts and the transmission of the virus is the same. so if they said that you don't need to be 6 feet apart. the fact is the closer you are to somebody that's in fact, chess. the better chance that they transmit here. so there's no change there. the science is the same. quarantining, of course, is still and, you know, quarantining is a is a fundamental part of public health and epidemic response, which is that if you get
exposed, you could be getting second trans being other people. so the fact that we're not going to have people doing this may not really have anything due to the cdc saying i think this has been happening for a while anyways. and then we're reducing testing is is not necessarily a good thing, right? because when you don't test, then you don't know if people are sick or not. you don't know if you're sick or not. so the overall i think what's happening is that we're moving or the cdc and the federal government are moving into a new phase. i've heard the term used living with at this time. we still have hundreds of deaths per day. thousands per week. thousands of infections that around the country, people out of and then people in hospital beds in icus. the numbers are the numbers. you know, that is the situation. we're in a in a very long surge. but as they warn, you know, if things get even worse, everything's relative, then they may have to go back and re institute some of these public health but i think the science is the same transmission is the same. none
of that has changed sort reaction to it. so it's now kind of been put on us as individuals on our decisions on what we're going to do and how we're going to. >> follow this instead of a hearing to government guidelines were about to workplaces. is this going to give employers an opportunity to change their rules? because there are some employers who still have pretty strict covid regulations. well, these are recommendations by the cdc and of course, schools and employers and even state public health departments are all influenced by these, but these are not binding by any means. so. >> workplaces can still in institute whatever they the legality of that obviously is going to is going to change depending on on where you live in and what kind of place you're working at. but i think that, you know, you'll want out what what i suspect is that people that have continued to mask and they may be doing that because they don't want to get sick time. and owner of people at home probably continue to do it. people that haven't been asking for a while anyways. they probably there will be no change to how they behave. and so i think that's kind of all happened. and people have been doing individual things for a
while now because we don't have a very coordinated response on this. it's very fragmented across states, even in our cross counties. >> so, doctor, i want to shift over another issue cropping up in your field, there's a cluster that showed up in one county in new york. london is now recommending that children under age 9 get boosters for polio course. this was something we >> all thought was >> what is your feeling about what's happening with polio right now? >> well, we know that, you know, there has been polio and other countries. we still do see vaccine-derived cases of polio, some people to get the oral polio vaccine can still transmit polio through their through their feces. and so what we know about this case is that this is a traveler who went to a country where oral polio vaccine is used. they were not vaccinated there from a community that i think has low vaccination rates. they came back here were diagnosed with polio and then there's polian now found in the water. and, you know, this is going to primarily affect kids that
are not vaccinated. and as we know now for a while, there have been pockets within this country where there's been a lot of vaccine hesitancy for childhood vaccinations among certain groups. and so people that are not kids that are not vaccinated are, of course going to be at risk here, which is why the county and the state of new york are really focusing in here on this problem and why the uk is trying to get ahead of it as well. but i think broadly, you know, this really connects to a lot of other things. so with covid, for instance, there's been a lot of shift around how people view vaccines even related to with monkeypox. there's a vaccine shortage where we need more vaccine here. many countries have no vaccines. so this is a broader problem in where, you know, you need to have a lot of public buy in and you need to work within communities to understand why people are not getting vaccinated. and you set up my next question perfectly because that's exactly what i was going to ask you regarding monkeypox and everything else that's going on out there. you have 2 % camps yet. people who say how get a vaccination if it's going to help me live a safer life and others who just don't
trust. >> the government don't trust vaccines. see on the anti-vaxers so. i i guess i'm asking you is the people who are getting vaccinated have a better chance of carrying on and moving forward and those who don't get vaccinated a higher risk of getting sick or even die. that's absolutely right. i mean, vaccines are the number one. >> public health tool that we you know, broadly speaking across all categories of diseases. so getting people vaccinated, it used to be something that people are happy to do wanted to do. we you know, we're celebrating the advent of vaccines and availability of vaccines. and now that is really change. and i think a lot of that this sort of social response to public health, how people view the government, whether or not they trust public health institutions and government leaders. there's a lot of work covid has made it a lot more challenging. there's a lot you know, as 2 sides of of how people are viewing covid and it really polarized the view on public health more broadly. so i think we're seeing that
now with them. what's going on with and also what may happen with monkeypox doctor. real we're out of time. why are we seeing so many viruses crop up ball? it seems all of a sudden. >> you know, i think one part of it is globalization where we have a lot more in our connectedness between countries. but, you know, specifically talk the monkeypox once we stop vaccinated for smallpox. many people have been warning for a long time that, you know, there's a large susceptible population of people that are are, you know, growing up and don't have immunity. and we knew there's outbreaks of monkeypox happening in in sub-saharan africa. if we had put more attention in time in a controlling those and helping those countries and health systems, we may not be dealing with this today. so i think this is a big in terms of the end goal, global health equity is what we call it. >> yeah. hopefully that will be addressing its clear. that does need to be addressed and hopefully moving forward, more governments will be aware of that. and take the necessary action. thank you so much, doctor abrar occur on. we appreciate it. we appreciate
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>> on a heading of 3, 4, 0, to cottage grove, oregon, just south of eugene. >> a lot got up to check out the view looking at the trinity outs in siskiyou county and mount shasta >> the cats were quiet. up ahead, there were scattered rain showers. if the visibility got much worse, i wouldn't be able to land at the destination and might have to divert to an airport in better weather. >> after about 3 hours, cottage grove airport came into view, landing involved skimming over the willamette river to the runway. >> on the ground, the cats looked unaffected. their new caretaker was camera shy but said they would be well cared for for him. olaf couldn't wait to see his new family. it. >> over the last few loss injuries have healed. he also found in his new home where the snacks were hit and there is 3 full bags of treats. he got every last stinkin crumb out of those bags tore at my
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started to make its way in toward the golden gate bridge. and that's going to the case overnight tonight. more fog on the way, but temperatures still very comfortable outside. 75 degrees. a beautiful evening in san jose. 76 in livermore. it is 71 degrees in berkeley. 73 in the bottle and 68 degrees in petaluma. nice evening. out there now. tomorrow. yeah, these temperatures could be a little bit hot inland. we're looking at some low 90's. the warmest spots in the valley, 70's and 80's around the bay and 60's coast side. some much warmer weather appears to be on the horizon. high pressure going to slowly build in over the weekend. that will continue to warm up the temperatures. but then as we get to monday and tuesday of next week, the heat is on. i think we're talking about some triple digit heat. a heat wave rolling into town next week. guys, back to you. thank you, lawrence. coming up, the dog almost hit by a car. luckily a trooper came to the rescue. >> we have the story after the >> we have the story after the break. first psoriasis, then psoriatic arthritis. even walking was tough. i had to do something.
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