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are, who they love or how they love. reporter: suzanne ford is the interim ceo of san francisco pride, and she is concerned about the lgbtq+ community being stigmatized by monkeypox. reporter: people might not go to receive treatment. people might not be as quick to help. reporter:. reporter: using the hiv pandemic in the 1980's as an example. >> it was hard to find people that wanted to treat as and then people became isolated and that it just compounded itself. reporter: we should not cast any aspersions or stigma of that group. reporter: dr. maldonado is an infectious diseases expert at stanford. she says the various could have just as his lee targeted a different community. >> if it had been introduced in a community of daycare centers, for example, you might have seen a lot of spread through children
in day care. reporter: the focus needs to be on slowing the spread, not stigmatizing those impacted, she says. >> hopefully if we take measures quickly we cannot only help that community, but keep it from spreading outside. reporter: and keeping it from spreading is top of mind of the organizers of this sunday's event, expected to draw thousands of members of the lgbtq+ community. >> as soon as it became clear that monkeypox was going to have a big impact, specifically on events and spaces that are rooted in sexual liberation, we were in communication with the mpox task force. reporter: angel is heading up the event, and says public health officials have been getting away. >> providing more hand sanitizing stations, providing more outreach and information, we are limiting public
participation. reporter: and be aware of symptoms, they say things like fever or a rash. >> we are also encouraging folks that if you don't feel well, stay home and keep your community safe. there is always another party. reporter: and if anyone knows anything about putting on a party, it is san francisco pride. >> covid was still going on. we took extra precautions, but people came out and we were able to be together. we can do that this weekend also. reporter: another important point here is there has been a lot of talk about the monkeypox virus spreading among men who have sex with men. sf pride wants to point out how that is misleading. much of that information is anecdotal, adding that what impacts one part of its community, impacts all. liz: thank you for that reporting. so what does the monkeypox testing process look like? tonight we have a look inside 1b
area lab that is testing for the virus. access to the renegade biolab located in berkeley, and she joins us live. we get a look and said how they do all of this. lucas: we are seeing have several companies that have been focused on covid-19 testing efforts are now adding to their community response, monkeypox testing. we went inside a science lab ramping up to respond to this new outbreak. . it is a vital process to prevent more people from being infected. we went inside ragged biolab to see how scientists are expanding testing efforts to now, monkeypox. >> once the sample arrives, we process, the total time is about 4.5 hours for a high-quality pcr
result. luz: each sample goes multiple machines to decide two things, who has monkeypox, and what is the origin of the virus. if it is the west africa or congo basin strain. >> this machine is acyclovir. getirus by fluctuating between hot and cold temperatures. at the end of 40 cycles of temperature fluctuation, the results are viewable on screen as s curves if the virus is present. >> how long does it take to detect monkeypox? >> the average runtime for 96 samples is 1.5 hours. luz: the s these freezers. >> liquid nitrogen, et cetera and we were goggles. so if you can put those on. here is where our samples are stored. luz: the entire process is meticulous, and for the ceo, it goes beyond science. this work is personal. >> we are lgbtq owned and operated business, and we feel it is important to protect our
community during this monkeypox outbreak. luz: this company is working with the department of public health, with overall state efforts. in the bay area, they are processing samples for solano county, and moving to testing in san franccoompare cid, it feels warininside pandemic 2.0, with monkeypox we want to do like we did with covid, provide testing as early as possible to our community. luz: renegade bio's ceo says their lab has the capacity to detect monkeypox in a sample within four hours. that fast response is what they say is key to preventing it from spreading in our communities. in san francisco, luz pena, abc 7 news. dan: thank you. a brutal robbery in daly city, caught on camera. >> [shouting] darren: this happened yesterday about 4:30 on skyline drive.
police say the rubber was armed and struck the victim with a firearm and stole his watch. the suspect then fled in the vehicle with tinted windows. investigators say the 71-year-old victim was treated for injuries at the scene, but he did not go to the hospital. the victim's family told abc7news they believed they were followed from a bank in san leandro, said they moved from oakland to daly city to be safer. karina: in the north bay, an investigation is underway after a deputy shot and killed someone, in the rule park of geyserville of thomas road. reporter lena howland has the latest on this developing story. >> the sheriff's office has not ased any detls about what happened here north of windsor on the private property on thomas road, only a few miles up the road from where we're standing right now. take a look at this video, sky 7 shows us how dense and rural this area is. signs identify the property as
france creek ranch. authorities are not releasing information about the person shot and killed here. it is unclear if the person lived here or was trespassing. i just got off the phone with santa rosa police, who say the man was going door-to-door in the area before the shooting this morning, talking with property owners. it doesn't appear that deputies were injured. officers from both the windsor and santa rosa police departments have been on the scene, assisting. santa rosa police confirmed they will be taking over the investigation per county protocol and this is still a developing story, so we would bring you any information as it comes in. howland, abc 7 news. dan: oakland police have increased their reward in a homicide investigation from may, looking for these three men. police say they attempted to robbery near a food stand on 30 5th avenue on may 12. jose ramos was shot and later
died at the hospital. reward has increased to $17,500. karina: police are offering a 35,000 dollar reward in a 2016 homicide investigation in the tenderloin. investigators believe the man on the handlebars on this bicycle could be a killer. the suspect, they say, shot 24-year-old mitchell warren on ellis street near polk. police have images from several angles one shows the suspect wearing a giants cap and a dark sweatshirt. they have not disclosed a motive for the killing, but they say mitchell warren had an argument with the gunman. dan: still ahead, efforts to bring high-school students into health care, the program underway that could help fill upcoming vacancies, which are estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. karina: plus, further preserving the legacy of cesar chavez the plans for a living museum and learning center in the
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karina: welcome back. patient discharges and transfers have been put on pause at this hospital in laguna, after six patients died while being transferred out of the hospital. some patients received behavioral and health care treatment for years at the hospital. according to the interim chief executive, the hospital was only given four months to transfer hundreds of patients before a possible closure. >> the word transfer or discharge sounds simple, but it's not, it takes teams of professionals hundreds of hours, going into each patient's transfer or discharge, in order to make that happen the hospital lost certification in april after it failed to meet basic standards of care by federal regulations. they plan to retrain their 1500
employees to obtain certification, and to continue to treat patients. if recertification efforts fail, the hospital could close in september. dan: as you know, the pandemic has caused a lot of strain certainly on health care workers. now numbers show hundreds of thousands of workers are expected to lead the field over the next decade. that is why work is being done in the bay area to inspire the next generation to fill those much-needed spaces. reporter zach fuentes has more now from the southbay. reporter: from an introduction to ultrasound technology, to learning how to switch a banana, these southbay high school students have gotten an insight into medicine that they will never forget. >> i wanted to be a doctor since i could talk and walk. zach: this student is one of 42 chosen out of more than 200 to be part of this kaiser permanente program, giving students hands on experience. the goal is that the program will encourage them to enter the health care field. the pandemic has not only highlighted the need for
workers, it has also shown a light on how challenging their jobs can be. despite it all, this doctor says it is still a good career. >> you are very privileged to be with people in a very difficult time in their life and help them, and do something that has a positive impact on their lives. zach: one big challenge for the health care community, is getting the next generation to realize that. the u.s. bureau of labor statistics reports nearly 200,000 openings for nurses are projected each year over the next decade. their report cites reasons like workers transferring to other fields, leaving the workforce altogether, or retiring. but other professionals are working hard to recruit. the good doctor, donating his body to science, and the students soaking up every minute of the experience. >> it's my first time doing an ultrasound, let alone one that is connected. i thought it was cool. zach: the goal of this weeklong program looks like it is being accomplished. >> before the program, i wasn't
sure, there is a lot of stigma and everything around it. but after this program, i think my pathway is leaning more towards the medical field. zach: in san jose, zach fuentes, abc 7 news. karina: cesar chavez's family home in east san jose has a new owner, is s southbay nonprofit. along with multiple partners they purchased the home to conserve the history of the home. they plan to turn the home to a living museum and interpretive learning center for future generations to come. >> our language is worth preserving. our immigrant parent that brought us here, is worth preserving, and young people in this community need to know and learn about the struggle that was never easy. karina: the cesar chavez family offered historical artifacts and documents for the museum.
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concept. karina: but now as weather anchor spencer christian shows us, it is taking shape in san francisco's presidio. spencer: this architecture student is leading us to a secluded corner of san francisco's presidio, an intersection of nature and design. >> these are small habitats that we have created through modules, where birds can come and nest. spencer: the triangular-shaped towers were created with local willow and acacia, originally laid out as part of a design
competition. we first got a look at the concept earlier this year, during a visit to the california college of the arts. that is where students were tasked with turning locally sourced materials, into structures that would help support specific habitats. the professor says the installation is a chance to scale up the theoretical. >> these structures were done digitally first. that is the beauty of using tools to be able to visualize. >> ready? spencer: she and her fellow students spend multiple beacons assembling the installation, carefully joining the parts using knots and techniques inspired by native peoples. >> the message from indigenous elders on how to tie a self tying not. spencer: other concepts include habitats designed to enhance a wide range of environments, from levees to open urban space, but they say, the common thread is thinking about how communities can help restore urban environments to be more eco-friendly.
>> can you imagine how much greater the impact would be if we had a community action? >> it is an interesting, novel idea of, how can you improve our infrastructure for plants and animals? spencer: this ecologist says birds have already began perching on the towers, perhaps an early sign of approval for a student design that we did from the drawing board this and doings of the presidio. spencer christian, abc 7 news. karina: this weekend might be a good weekend to check those out. dan: meteorologist sandhya patel is here to answer that for us. . we will put pressure for her. sandhya: i think it'll be just fine! [laughter] it is not terribly chilly, subtly cloudy, it would be a good weekend to go and check them out. let me show you live views, it is either foggy or hazy from all of our terror cameras. some high clouds around and some haze from the oak fire. you might notice the drizzle we
received in the last 24 hours, .7 of an inch in half moon bay. the national weather service says it is the worst july since 1975. crazy. .20 inches in san francisco. july is typically one of our driest months, but not so far. temperatures anywhere from the upper 50's in the half moon bay to the low 90's inland. we had a nice range of temperatures. the numbers have actually been below average in many cities this time of year. overcast right now at pier 39. cool at the cost. warm inland this weekend. small chance of showers and thunder late sunday into monday due to monsoonal moisture possibly linking up with the leftovers of hurricane frank. in this year is where we are seeing thunderstorms over northern california.
that is generally where it will all remain until the second half of the weekend. we have seen some high clouds from it, fogged down below. the wind combining. the coolest spots are on the coast because of the onshore breezes, 37 in san francisco. but that is resulting in good air quality. in the sierra it is not that bad, especially near the oak fire where it is moderate. parts of the sierra are looking at moderate to poor air quality. here is the hazy view from walnut creek -- good air quality et cetera to incentive for any outdoor activities you have. over local airports are partly cloudy and breezy tomorrow, at mid-60s to upper 70's. the forecast for honolulu will be mainly sunny, 86. mid 80's in new york city with sunshine. los angeles, 82 degrees. we will see them monsoon flow increasing in the form of clouds, and the drizzle tomorrow morning. and then the clouds will continue to filter the sun, but by sunday you will notice an
increase in the monsoonal moisture. where the activity primarily stays in the sierra, can't rule out the possibility of a shower or storm sunday night into monday. 60's on temperatures,'s afternoon eyes in the southbay, 70's. 60 in pacifica. downturn san francisco, 64. windy near the coast. upper 70's around santa rosa and the east bay. 67 in oakland. 80 in concord, 85 in livermore. your 7-day forecast, increasing clouds sunday and there is that possibility of a thunderstorm or showers on monday, before we go back to a stable pattern in the middle and latter part of next
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