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all students who receive free lunches, the kits include projects with many lesson plans that can be done, many of whom might have limited access to technology. the kits will be handed out, at five locations across the district including el dorado middle school in concorde.san leandro wal- mart. now, city leaders are refusing to identify the officers involved. and a possible mutation of the coronavirus. the new strain researchers are tracking and how it poses a challenge for creating a
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vaccine. good morning to you. you see a beautiful picture of san francisco there. happy birthday to willie mayes. i know a lot of us wished we were playing baseball. willie, if you're watching, those of us at cut cut-- and we missed baseball earlier. >> i got a ball in my hand. i always have it on my mini desk. baseball, i don't know. i remember interviewing larry bear about a month ago. we had the conversation and i pressed him and i said, look, "if we get to july 4th and we haven't played a game, do we play the season." let's say you win 60 games and won the world series, does that really mean you won the world
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series? >> right. >> they could be in trouble. professional sports as a whole, when you look at the pandemic as a whole, how important is professional sports compared to what we're doing on the front lines, too. >> i know a lot of people are more important now than ever. many people are nooking to what they love. i remember how you did a driveway draft party when the nfl had a draft a few weeks ago. >> yeah. >> and we're see deep into this. i say if it makes you feel better and happy, go for it. find your passion however you can. we'll talk more maybe one day about the return of baseball and before we get to that. let's focus on the news of the day and focus on what is happening on the peninsula. the san mateo county sheriff's department is investigating this morning after deputies shot and killed a woman in half moon bay. deputies say they only opened fire after she fired at them
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first. ktvu's sara is live with more. >> reporter: good morning, gasia. we're waiting on more details about this shooting. our photographer chip vaughn is in half moon bay right now. he spoke to a local business owner who called 911 after speaking to the woman. you will hear from her in a moment. this all started when they got reports of that woman carrying a rifle and alcohol. they were called to main street and half moon bay before 7 8:30 last night. sheriff's deputies said they told the woman to drop her gun but she didn't listen and up stead shot at deputies who fired back at her. she was taken to a hospital where she died. the sheriff's office didn't say whether or not the deputies were hurt. the woman has not been identified yet but we know she was in her 30s and 40s. lessen to what one woman saw and why she called police. >> and she told me to be careful tonight because there is going to be a race war.
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i turned around and i looked at her and i thought okay, race down main street, but then i saw her walking continually down the street with a rifle in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other hand. and i said, oh, my gosh. so then i ran upstairs to get my phone and i called immediately. >> reporter: we reached out to the sheriff's office for more details and we're waiting to hear back. reporting live [ inaudible ] a brush fire started before 3:00 a.m. and it's affecting traffic from willow pass road. we spoke with firefighters who said it started in an abandoned building where a homeless person was living. and an overnight crash on interstate 880 killed one person and injured another. this crash happened around 1:00 this morning through san
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leandro. chp said an suv veered to the shoulder and crashed into a wall of rocks sustaining major damage. >> if there was anyone travelling through the area that might have seen something, we're asking they call the heyward chp office. >> highway patrol said it's too early to tell what led up to the crash. the name of the victim has not been released. also, a complaint will be filed against the city of oakland over the firing of the former police chief ann kirkpatrick. she was dismissed last february. at that time, part of the reason was because she refused to grant the police commissioner janelle harris special favors. ktvu obtained document showing a private investigator to look into claims that harris demand the police department reimburse her for towing fees. the city has until the 20th to respond to the complaint filed this morning. the aclu is requesting records from san leandro police
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after the city refused to identify a man who officers shot and killed suffering from mental illness. they will not be named for 60 days due to recent death threats. the city's deputy manager will reconsider releasing the napes of the officers when two months is up. the aclu said the city needs to be more specific about the threat before deciding to withhold the identities of the officers. taylor was carrying a bat when police shot and killed him. today, california could reach 60,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. according to johns hopkins university, nearly 59,000 people in the state have contracted the disease. more-than-2500 were reported just yesterday. so far, about 2400 people died from the virus here in california. there is a new study suggesting the coronavirus mutated into a mew strain that is more dominant worldwide and
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could be more infectious. jana katsuyama has more on why researchers say this is an urgeint concern. >> reporter: since the pandemic began, scientists have been collecting jep onlies from infected patient samples around the world. now, the los alamos national laboratory published a study saying a new strain emerged and is becoming dominant. the study reviewed 6,000 of the genomes and scientists elsewhere said it brought interesting results. >> the data showed it might be more contagious than the original strain found in china and, you know, the strain that originally, you know, found in italy. >> reporter: professor lu an infectious disease specialist at uc berkeley school of public health said what is significant is the study focused on the so- called spike protein that enables the virus to infect humans. >> the function is to attach and then allow the virus to enter into the human cell. >> reporter: the study said
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that researchers found 14 mutations and prompted them to write a warning, quote, the mutations spike d-614 g is of urgent concern and began spreading in europe in early february. when introduced to new regions, it becomes the dominant form. >> this is an important report that shows it and the study rai big concern. researchers said there are 62 vaccine approaches being developed for the new coronavirus. if the virus is significantly mutating, vaccines developed for a previous strain may not work. where searchers have been posting studies online to share knowledge quickly. the alamo study hasn't been through a rigorous peer review normally required. >> i should caution that it's not really, really, you know, really clear-cut. >> reporter: dr. lu said it's important for other researchers
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to consider the study's information, but warns there are still man unknowns. >> and this is the dire situation. there is so much we need to learn from the pandemic. until a vaccine is developed, nobody is safe. >> reporter: jana katsuyama, ktvu, fox 2 news. tensions between the u.s. and china are escalating with the trump administration accusing china of a lack of transparency about the origin of the coronavirus. here's more from washington, d.c. >> china should have informed us they had a problem. >> reporter: the war of words between china and the u.s. is heating up. the trump administration accusing beijing of a massive coverup, including a new crackdown on coronavirus victims in their families with online sensorship, police interrogations and pay laughs to silence survivors. >> they need to still allow us in to talk to early patients and the chinese researchers and
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scientists. and to have access. >> reporter: the fight intensified last week, following intelligence reports pointing to a wuhan lab as the most likely source of the outbreak. the white house is considering several retaliatory moves, including possible new tariffs and supporting taiwan's bid for a seat on the world health organization, which president trump said is too heavily influenced by beijing. >> it continues the occupation because of political pressure from china. >> reporter: the chinese government is pushing back strongly against the allegations, claiming they have been helpful and transparent free news the start. on thursday, they issued a new warning, threatening to restart the trade war if new tariffs are imposed. >> tariffs shouldn't be used as a weapon. in general, it hurts all parties involved and is in 19's interest to fight a trade war. >> reporter: the chinese ambassador to the u.s. wrote an op-ed in the "washington post" claiming the allegations
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stemmed from the, quote, always blame china mind set. griff jenkins, ktvu news. and some bay area businesses are not waiting for permission or additional guidance. the latest examples from napa ignoring county orders and reopening. plus, sweeping changes made to the food supply chain since the coronavirus outbreak made its way into the u.s. how it affects the way we eat and shop. next. to show up... ...for the sweet. the hectic. the tender. the tense. the frustrating. and the fiery. but for many, migraine keeps them... ...from saying... ..."i am here." we aim to change that... ...with... ...aimovig.
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. well, due to the covid-19, there are huge changes how you shop, especially people going to the grocery store like costco or sam's club. here to talk about it are one and only, talk about the
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produce changes in california and the supply chain. number one in the program and heart, our own expert, mr. bob. good morning, sir. >> good morning, how are you? >> i'm great. listen, i am sure there is a lot of negativity but there has to be positives coming out of it. what are they. >> reporter: one of the things we wanted to talk about is the asparagus out of the stockton- lodi area. when the pan pandemic began and restaurants closed down, their produce purchase volume was off by 50% and had a significant impact on local growers like asparagus growers. a big portion of the asparagus comes from mexico typically because of the problems with imports across the border, they have shut down mexico, which helped local growers to knowds tent. so, jacob, malcolm and birch, the prime distributor of asparagus in the region was nice enough to bring a series
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of different items that i thought we could talk about. >> bob, now, if i walked into a raley's and there was a huge display on asparagus. how do you know when it's fresh or ripe? >> to tell if it's ripe, look at the tip. if it's firm and has a slight purple hue to it, you know it's okay. a yellowish look, you know it's past the time and you stay away from that one. one of the types is a ruby haze, a purple asparagus and compared to the green asparagus. it will have 20% more sugar content and less fiber. and a flavor of artichoke after it's grilled. you can sautc, steam or frill. take your thicker asparagus. it will take more time to grill. if you're looking for something
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to put in the salad and you want to use a pencil asparagus. >> is this out of stockton, box, a lot of this? >> it does. is come comes out of stockton. that is march through midday and winding do up. as i said, during the beginning of the season, they were in trouble because the restaurant trade was off so much. the restaurant produce buying is off 50 to 60% since we're doing drop-by or pickups. >> what about grocery stores, though? i imagine they have seen an uptick like lettuce and things like that? >> it depends, steve. the deli portion is down 20%. as people arinin, they're buying items with longer shelf life and transforms into the produce department. and they typically have a 10 to 15-day should elf. and they're easy to handle. people are making less frequent visits to the grocery stores. so, they're a big solution.
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>> and let's get into other items. the cherry season. this is gasia's favorite. >> right. >> and you said the early april rains were not a good thing issue right? >> no, no, i understand the season is going to be not as good as in the past. about 80% of bing cherries are exported out of the u.s. this year, there will be little exporting, unless there is a major turn around in the virus. that coupled with the fact that rain played a trick on the cherries as they were getting ready to get into their full buds. the anticipation is that the season will be a shorter season. productivity is going to be way down. the other thing is impacted, i am sorry, go ahead, steve. >> i was going to say what about strawberries. >> strawberries will be a bit of a problem. they're hand harvested.
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items like tomatos will have a lesser impact the to get the workers out there and maintain a safe distance is a bit of a problem. even though they look great, they're going to be in shorter supply and moving forward, leavy items like romaine or iceberg, the growers are planting less. they're not sure how long the covid-19 is going to last. so in order to ensure they're not throwing the crops away, they're planting at 60 to 75% of what they normally would and that applies for the leavy greens and summer squash, zoo 69y and other items. >> and what about the imperial valley out of mexico. are we going to see that pick up or is it going to be local. maybe to half moon bayer stockton and fresno. >> i think you will find more local product. the imports, as i said, crossing the border because transportation is difficult to
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get trucks. the covid scared a lot of people and put restrictions. their is not as much product out of mexico as in the past years and we're winding into the busiest time of the year for local growers. it could be a good thing and depends, steve, on how the grocery stores are loosening up and how son restaurants get back to a semi normal mode of operation. >> all right, that is bob with borlato. the top tip is asparagus? >> yeah, for right now. i would take the asparagus. it's fresh and tasty. if you can find the purple asparagus, try that. it's something i think you will enjoy. >> all right, the produce expert. we have seen positives and negatives out there the last few months. thank you, bob. appreciate the update. >> okay, steve, thanks. >> you're welcome. and back to the desk new. ef time you talk, i learn new things. thank you, thank you both. coming up, finding a way to celebrate their marriage. we'll let you know about the
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virtual wedding one bay area couple was able to share with friends and family. as we look ahead, considering relaxing the restrictions. retail for curbside pickup, when it could be reopening.
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. happening today, pg&e will host a webby are for customers in sonoma and napa counties. the utility hoping to share information about the man to prevent wildfires and reduce the impact of those public safety power shutoffs. pg&e will share how they plan to make them smaller in size, shorter in length and work better for the communities. the webinar begins at 5:30. we have information on the website at look upped web links. the pandemic hasn't had any impact on bay area home prices, although there are fewer homes
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on the market. zill on, w said bayers and sellers have walked away from the market. they she median sell prices in the bay area increased in march. there has been a 10% drop in the number of single family homes on the market. marine county is considering opening up retail stores for curbside pickup in other two weeks. the governor announced monday that retail shops will be allowed to open as early as this friday. you about that counties can choose to keep stricter rules in place. officials in marine county said they don't feel to be safely ready to reopen by friday but will have in place open. businesses are defying stay- at-home orders and reopening to customers. the loss of the next since the outbreak sit them hard and they're not waiting for
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permission to reopen. here's more. >> reporter: we need to be full and feeding people to make ends meet. >> reporter: the bistro has been open 18 years and struggling now. >> 46 days into this. we're having a tough time, you know. we're a simulrestaurant. 36 employees. >> reporter: the owner is bunking the napa county covid order. he is serving dinner, seated with fewer tables than before and staff getting their temperature taken. protocols he took from other states already open. >> our tables are six feet apart. you're no more at risk here than wal-mart or target or whole foods. >> reporter: locals are coming in to show him support. >> we're here celebrating mother's day a little bit ahead of time and celebrating being able to get out. >> we don't want you to come and feel uncomfortable. if you're ready, we feel like we're ready to have you start dining in. >> glad you're enjoying this. >> reporter: also, an art
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gallery in business 24 years plunged ahead, reopening in the deserted downtown. the husband and wife owners are staying silent on their attorney's advice. in announcing their decision, excited napa's low infection rate against their right to live and work, pay bills and employees. the fans of the gallery made a point to visit and back them up. >> they have their employees and customers' safety at the top of the list and they'll keep us safer than any government order will. >> reporter: gloves, masks and social distancing are enforced. art lovers would argue it's essential, too. >> and food for the mind. that term food for the soul, if you will. i think it's essential for mental sanity. >> reporter: how much leeway they get seems to vary from county to county. they believe opinion is
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shifting. >> people are getting sick or the virus was growing but it's not. it's not grown in weeks. >> reporter: deborah villa lone, ktvu fox news. in sacramento, one mall is planning to reopen this friday with new restricts in place. the arden fair mall officials will help the tenants facilitate curbside pickup. they a the information from the governor's phase 2 plan for reopening allows for the mall to do curbside pickup. phase two includes curbside pickup at clothing stores, sporting goods stores and book stores and flower shops. the mall closed due to the outbreak and has been shut down for more than a month because of stay-at-home orders. the new coronavirus testing sites open in santa clara county. in minutes, where it's happening and how much the testing will cost. >> plus, relief for front-line healthcare workers. we'll let you know about the
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downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters. . the number of new cases of covid-19 continues to rise across america. jonathan sery has more on why some states are not taking a risk of reopening. >> reporter: coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country with michigan, nebraska, and iowa experiencing a spike in cases. health officials fear a reopening of the country could lead to a bigger outbreak. as a result, the governors are using varied approaches to get people back to work, including having,es use curbside pickup to make a profit and avoid close contact with customers. >> gives them the ability to sell some of their goods to their customers over the internet and gives them a shot
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at it tomorrow. >> reporter: people are concerned that those under lockdown will flee to open states. some have floated the idea of targeted lockdowns, which would shut down areas with vulnerable populations and allowing others to get back to work. >> now that our health systems caught up, we stocked up on ppe. we have enough ventilators. now is the time you start looking at more of the targeted approach. >> reporter: meanwhile, the virus continues to be an issue at meat processing plants. a new report finds 150 federal meat inspectors tested positive for the virus. wendy's removed burgers from menus in some locations and supermarkets like costco fear their might be less product on the shelves. >> we'll make due and we'll sell certain cuts of beef. >> reporter: tyson foods plans to reopen the iowa plant after shutting down last month. >> know than seryktvu fox 2
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news. happening today, the most coronavirus cases in the pay area is opening two new testing sites. close to 2200 people in santa clara contracted covid-19. here's more on the ongoing effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the south bay. >> reporter: the goal in the south bay and santa clara county is to test as many as 4,000 people a day for covid- 19. that is according to the county board of supervisor's president cindy chafe united states, who said they're not at the goal yet and they hope to be there in the next week or so. the county opened two new test sites to ramp up the testing capacity and reach the verbatim goal. the new sites are at james lick high school in east san jose and the other in the town of gilroy. people started showing up for the tests at 7:00 this morning. the testing continues until 7:00 in the evening every day
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but sundays. for now, the testing capacity is limited to 132 people at each site daily. that is why that prioritizing people who can get there first. they're starting with first responders and healthcare workers and anyone with clear symptoms. eventually, they want to expand the testing to more people. one of the reasons she said they haven't been able to do that is because they don't have enough of the materials needed to do the tests. >> for example, the county of santa clara could test another thousand people a day if we had enough reagent to do that. we're in the process of continuing to buy that and we're competing with the entire country when we make the purchases. >> for now, if you want to get tested, you need to fall into a higher priority category. you don't have to have health insurance, and your immigration status doesn't matter. again, you need to make an
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appointment before you show up. to do that, you can go to that will take you to a link to make an appointment. >> thank you for that. and president trump weighing in on the future of the white house coronavirus task force. this comes as the u.s. senate continues confirmation hearings on capitol hill all while considering another round, a possibility of stimulus relief. ray bogan has more. >> you solemnly swear. >> reporter: the senate is holding another hear for example a high-level nominee as the chamber tries to get back to albe a judge on the d.c. circuit court of appeals. the second highest court in the lap. >> a district. >> has a responsibility and duty to go where the law leads and where the constitution leads. >> reporter: as the senate moves toward business as usual, the white house is, too.
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the president and vice president spoke of winding down the coronavirus task force as early as memorial day. but president trump now said it will continue indefinitely and tweeted we may add or substract people. the task force will be focused on vaccines and therapeutics. >> the country is in the next stage of the battle. a very safe, phased and gradual reopening. >> reporter: critics say it's too soon to consider winding down. >> i wish our president would celebrate the hadoism of the american people and focus on how to get everyone back on their feet. >> reporter: now, washington lawmakers are negotiating a fourth coronavirus relief package, but they don't agree how to help states and individuals family. there are multiple options for americans, including a second stimulus payment or a payroll tax cut. employment numbers she help is needed. the just released adp employment report showed the
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private sector lost more than 20 million jobs in from will. >> this is the biggest shock our economy has seen. >> reporter: the adp report said 6 million of the lost jobs come from small businesses. the stated is taking steps to reopen dmv offices around california. as of right now, there are no firm dates, but it could be before the end of the month. the did, mv director said the offices will reopen in phases. the first would have 25 of the 185 offices open and the rest a month later. all visits would have to be by appointment first. and they would have to follow social distancing rules. governor now smois criticizing two counties that defied his orders. he said the local government leaders and business owners in yuba and sutter counties are risking the lives of other the. >> and they making a big
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mistake, putting their public at risk. that putting our progress at risk. and we have been clear about that. well-ar way of the chasms. they'rek segs and real ones. the overwhelmming major of californians are playing by the rules and doing the right thing thing. he featured product made in california. and said it's an example of the businesses following the guidelines and that he is relieved to help by allowing some to reopen on friday. the governor knows about economic challenges that many businesses across the state are facing and he has great sympathy for them. >> a deep admiration and appreciation for the entrepreneurs that put everything on the line and truly, everything is on the line as we move into this next phase to make sure that we do it right. >> the governor said reopening some of the businesses will
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help some of the 4 million people who filed for unemployment insurance. having people again is good for the economy and the people of california. a federal go is siding with the governor about the right to ban services inside of churches to prevent the spread of covid- 19. the stay-at-home order doesn't violate constitutional rights to religious freedom. they sued the government and the past ear is disappointed with the ruling and will continue to fight for the right to worship. san francisco supervisors approved moving up the timetable. the november 1st is the target date for the sheriff's office to close the unsafe jail. supervisor sandra few introduced the legislation that said the jail population is downbows of the outbreak, justifying moving up the closure date.
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critics are afraid it will increase the population in other jails and jeopardize social distancing. >> some people are upset with the city of france that is giving alcohol, giving marijuana and methodone to the homeless who are currently living in hotels in the city. the department of public health confirmed on twitter that it is giving those drugs to addicts and that taxpayers are not paying for it. the drugs help twists successfully complete isolation and quarantine and add significant individual and habitual health benefits. san francisco supervisors are considering emergency legislation to allow temporary safe sleeping sites under the brecken parks department. the deal is to slow the spread of the virus by setting up tents 10 feet apart. the goal would be to have face
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for 40 or 60 tents. some people in oakland most vulnerable to covid-19 have a new place to live. the city launched a now ject called operation home base, a coronavirus isolation trailer program. the state donated can everyone new trailers for people who are homeless and asked the city for help in avoiding them get sick. >> operation home base will be giving safe respite to around 130 of our unhoused residents who are particularly volyou are inable to covid-19. these are our unhoused residents from east oakland. so from this areaer, who have come forward to ask for help. >> operation home base will also provide three meals a day and running water and sewer connections to each trailer. the stanford avenue entrance to the mission peak regional reserve will remain closed through may 31st.
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the mercury news reports that the fremont police chief threat ended in a letter to close the road leading to the park if they try to reopen it to hikers. the debate began in april when the frefremont city manager said visitors to the park were not complying with social distancing requirements. uc berkeley's chancellor expects to adopt a hybrid plan for classes this fall. it's likely they will be held in person while others are onwellin. the school wants to hold a, quote, semester in the cloud for students who can't come to campus on august 26th. she expects a final decision by the middle of next month. one decision made is that there won't be tuition refunds with officials saying they will have access to and get full credit for all classes. the pandemic for students to search for new housing.
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the uc system might be forced to only open 1 treasure 3 to 1/2 of dorms complying with social distancing. they could be released next month, possibly july. the loss of dorm rooms would cause many students to look for alternative housing while adding to the economic burden to the left financially strapped uc system. >> federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would forgive deet for all front line healthcare workers. it's not clear who would qualify under the bill, but it said the forgiveness program would apply to workers who have made significant contributions to covid-19 patient care. the bill comes at the same time that chuck schumer is working on a push for hazard pay for healthcare workers. coming up, we're celebrating front line heros for national nurse's day. what it's like inside the
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zuckerburg san francisco federal. we catch up with one nurse working there in critical care.
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. welcome back to mornings on 2. the stock market is mixed this morning. we have had, it was up, the dow jones industrial was up and it's down ever so slightly. the nasdaq and s&p 500 are both up. in fact, the nasdaq is up more than 1%. more layoffs amid the coronavirus pandemic. uber announced it's laying off 3700 employees. that is about 15% of the ride- sharing company's total workforce. the ride-sharing business has been hit hard as more americans stay home to shelter in place.
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slow computer problems. i am sorry. you know what? i might have to hand this over. >> i can do it. >> go for it, mike. >> that is part of working from home. i request take it. nearly 300 people who were stranded in nepal because of the coronavirus are heading home. a chartered plane took australians and new zealanders to sidney. 281 passengers were stranded in nepal for weeks, the second flight to australia since nepal went on complete lockdown on march 24th. about 281 and some new zealand nationals on the flight. it's really good that they're taking the opportunity to leave. >> nepal has more than 90 confirmed cases of the 64 us have but no deaths. the number of infects is far higher because of a lack of
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testing available. the u.s. support a plane to mexico loaded with ventilators to treat coronavirus patients as part of a agreement between president trump and the president of mexico. the u.s. has enough ventilators to send them to other countries. the 211 ventilators that arrived at an airport near mexico city yesterday are the first of a batch of 1,000 ventilators the u.s. said it will send to mexico. for national nurse's day, we're remembering the many men and women fighting the covid-19 outbreak from the front lines. we're catching up with one nurse at zuckerburg san francisco general who works in the icu. we're joined by anna kakeriks. welcome. first and foremost, thank you for all you do. i have to ask you, being on the front lines of the crisis day in and day out, could you please describe the experience over the last few months. >> well, it's been a roller- coaster ride, to say the least. every day has been different
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than the next. we have endured all sorts of challenges that i am so proud to be a part of a team that is consistently working together, creating new innovations and doing the best we can to meet every challenge that comes every day. i think that we have been incredibly lucky that our state and our local leaders have had the foresight to shelter in place early and to all sorts of things that have minimized the affect of this virus on our day- to-day. >> yeah. >> and now, we're at the point where we can breathe a little bit, but not fully exchange. so, ready to face steps. >> was there any particular shift the last few months where you took time to yourself and looked around. you thought to yourself, maybe,
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we are inundated. i am not sure if we're going to get through this day. did that ever occur? >> that occurred several times. i think, you know, a few weeks ago when we were in the midst of preparing for the one of the, like every other hospital throughout the nation, we had to think about how we were going to face a potential onslaught of patients that, with our current resources, we would have to shift the way we do everything. and a matter of a week and-a- half, we had to ready different units for potential icu overflow. we opened two of those win a week and a third was on standby. luckily we still have no the had to moves into thaspace. but, kind of facing the unknown in that situation and anticipateing the worse was a
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challenge for everyone. >> and i know the doctors and nurses out there, there has been a debate about going to work and coming home. i understand you live with some of your best friends and they have children. how is that internal debate among yourself? they fear, and i say they, the doctors across the country and nurses, about bringing the virus from the hospital into the home affecting lived ones. >> it's, this is a challenge we have never faced. i hop we never have to again. using the same n-95 for an entire shift goes against everything we have ever been taught about infection control and disease transmission and protecting ourselves and protecting others. but it's the the reality of the situation, and in this hospital, we have unnamed heros
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that are helping protect us every day. people who ensure we have the supplies we do have. all sorts of people on vary yaws levels of our team have done the best they can to keep us safe. going home has been, it's been a challenge in knowing how to maintain those connects and to be chose to the loved ones that are providing us the energy and the drive to keep going every day while at the same time, keeping them safe. we have been able to maintain physical distancing at home. and it's hard to be able, or to not be able to go home and just get a hug from the people who love us. >> yeah. >> and you know what? before i let you go, i have an older sister who is a nurse in california at a major hospital.
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and i hear about the long days, the hard days. their are the positive days, anna, and was there's a moment where it made you smile one day at the hospital that you were working that you can share with the viewers here. >> yup. >> i hold a slightly different role than a lot of our other bedside nurses. i help to coordinate the supplies and equipment, which has been a challenge the past few weeks. i did my pretty consuming, the past few weeks, but last saturday, i did my first patient care shift. ourers ines have come together in such an incredible way and they have developed all sorts of different protocols to conserve ppe, to provide the best care for our patients. they have developed what they call the icu swim team. and what that is, is a team of
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nurses that every two hours goes from room-to-room-to-room to do all of the tasks required throughout that shift in an effort to preserve ppe and to just work as a team in this situation that we have never been placed in. i am so proud of my coworkers. the way they have come together and provided the utmost care for our patients. >> you should be proud of your coworkers. we're proud of you, anna, to be specialized in equipment and supplies and to be out there all of a sudden doing the nursing right there alongside patients for your first time, thank you for doing that. on this nurse's day, really, it should be every day as we move forward through this pandemic. stay safe, keep charging and stay healthy. >> thank you so much for having me. >> thank you. coming up on mornings, willing to work from home even after stay-at-home orders are
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lifted. the new poll that shows how many americans support the move. plus, the movie theater experience is making a comeback in small ways. drive-ins will be reopening in the bay area.
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. as we get closer to mother's day, this sunday, ktvu is honoring special moms. this morning, we're honoring ba beatrice gonzalez. her daughter said that she is her hero. she has been a rock to me and all of her six children and has help make us who we are today. the most important thing she taught us is to always help someone in need. you never know that some day that could be you. i love my mom to the moon and back. and we want you to, i want you to know. we want to know. i am just reading that wrong. we want to know why your mom is your hero. send us a picture and story to
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my we'll feature moms the next few days. >> a new poll shows most americans want to work from home after the shelter in place orders are lifted. the pole found that per% of americans would like to be able to primarily work from home. 75% would like the option to do it occasionally. 40% of people feel strongly the employers should offer opt-in remote options. drive-in movie theatres are making a come back and reopening. in san jose, concord and sacramento are open for business. people must wear a mask, though, when leaving the vehicle to go to the restroom. scars can't be parked within 10 feet of another. movie studios are not releasing mew new movies, so they're screening movies still being shown in late february. couples are now able to get married virtually. one couple in santa clara county was the first to do
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that. day have been dating long distance for four years after meeting onwellin. they received a marriage license before the coronavirus shutdown and decided to go ahead with the ceremony with the friends and family watching via zoom. >> you know, serita and love, who have been apart from each other for so long, being in the same place and being able to get married and to have their family and friends join them was very powerful. >> last week, the governor signed an executive order allowing virtual marriages. now, the marriage rate in the united states has fallen to the lowest level on record. fewer couples were getting married before the pandemic. the latest data shows a 6% drop in the marriage rate between 2017 and 2018. the pandemic may only delay people from getting married and may challenge existing marriages. >> there are going to be relationships where the new circumstances, for however long they last, are going to be
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extremely difficult and circumstances in certain marriages that will benefit from the time windfall many of us are getting. >> the marriage rate in our country plumetted during the great depression and bounced back sharply after world war ii. i will tell you, never have i talked about my feelings more than i have this past month with my husband, but, never have i been more thankful to have a partner in everything that i do. i could not do with out him. sal, what are things like in your household? >> we're very close, which is good. of course, sometimes we get on each other's nerves. it's going to happen and normal. mike, i am sure the miebach household is doing fine these days, right? >> yes, all rosie. my wife wants to be alone on mother's day. is that a sign? she wants quiet time. i don't know if she's joking or being serious. i don't know.
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we'll find out. >> she's saying what most mothers wish they could say. give her her alone time after her nice breakfast in bed with the two beautiful children. thank you for joining us. wendy williams is up next. >> announcer: live from wendy's apartment in new york, it "the wendy williams show"! [cheers and applause] and now, here's wendy! [cheers and applause] >> wendy: hi, how you doin'? some people are so crabby. when you reach over and turn the fan off. why not you do it before you get there? it's because, dummies who don't understand, is the how you doin'? thing. i'm still trying to decide what to do. this one is really fabulous to


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