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says the drug will be administered through an i v as a one-time infusion and similar to the way tamiflu reduce the symptoms of influenza. the goal is for the drug to reduce symptoms and the duration of covid-19. >>the drug which does not yet have a name is an outpatient treatment designed to help covid-19 patients who are in their early or miles stages and it less severe symptoms the drug is a monoclonal antibody which is an antibody created in a lab specifically designed to target a particular virus. monoclonal antibodies have been successfully used in treating diseases like hiv cancer and a bola. pharmaceutical companies are racing to get treatment drug options. fda approved. most of which have primarily been for critically ill patients. doctor luke meyer says having a drug like the one she is developing is key in the fight against covid-19 we don't have any therapies
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for people that are approved for people who are sick, but don't require hospitalization so it's really difficult receive a diagnosis of covid and be told hey i know you feel lousy call home monitor your symptoms i only wear a and come back if you feel worse. >>i think we really need outpatient therapy anyone can sign up to be a volunteer as long as you've been diagnosed with covid-19 within the last 7 to 10 days and currently have symptoms you can get more information at www dot rise above a covid dot com in san francisco. tahernia kron 4 news. >>and this just in to the kron 4 news room. i hope hicks one of the top aides to president trump has tested positive for covid-19 that is according to bloomberg news. >>hope hicks of course one of the president's long time. advisors has. been close to the president for years she took a quick detour to work at fox news but she is back full
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time with the president she was on air force one with mister trump. when you travel to and from the debate this week and then yesterday she was on air force one as he went to and from a rally in minnesota. there is no indication according to the white house that the president has any symptoms or has been exposed directly to the virus but again hope hicks scene there in the gray has tested positive. the white house releasing a statement seconds ago saying the president takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in support of him in the american people very safely, white house operations collaborate with the physician to the president the white house military to ensure all plans and procedures incorporate cdc guidance and best practices the statement goes on and on we'll keep you posted there as again. bloomberg reporting that hope hicks tested positive for covid-19. next at 5.30 and unprecedented law signed by
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governor newsome how california could become the first state ever to provide reparations for safe slavery. >>and we continue to monitor the
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the unfair money bail system. he, accused of rape. while he, accused of stealing $5. the stanford rapist could afford bail; got out the same day. the senior citizen could not; forced to wait in jail nearly a year. voting yes on prop 25 ends this failed system, replacing it with one based on public safety.
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because the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail. >>our top story 00:30am tonight that glass fire has burned more than 56,000 acres now in napa and sonoma counties containment is up to 5% but still a long way to go, especially with those winds picking up nearly 300 homes
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have been destroyed already in that fire and nearly 150 other homes have been damaged as firefighters battle the raging glass fire other cruiser out helping to try to pick up the pieces where the fire has already burned. >>kron four's maureen kelly joins us now live in the sky hawk neighborhood neighborhood saw really a lot of the most heartbreaking this destruction marine. >>that's right vicki behind me you can see some of that heart break right here. this here on brigadoon way used to be somebodys home. just we've seen the same scene repeated over and over again here in this neighborhood and throughout santa rosa i went driving around east santa rosa today, i found a lot more damage. although some of that damage especially to the city's infrastructure is already being repaired. >>driving down highway 12 crews and heavy equipment can be seen everywhere pg and e
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workers are out repairing damaged power lines and broken power poles world workers are replacing melted guardrails and tree crews are taking out what's hazardous or already fallen over. >>the normally scenic landscape now looks like something out of a tim burton film scorched earth great finds shriveled and brown well trees with their leaves burned away loom over them like charcol scarecrows but somebody still remains the gorgeous gothic lead son winery building appears untouched just slightly obscured by the hazy smoke but not far away at least for pilots structures that house homeless residents in the recently constructed los gill coast village have been completely demolished and at least one other has had its side exterior wall melted as has much of the fence that surrounds the shelter, nearby i found sonoma county park workers dousing a hot spot but just across at the garden for the valley of the moon children's center. the damage has already been done.
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although the greenhouse appears unharmed back over near calistoga road you can see what appears to be the only damage to maria creel high school. the exterior wall burned up of one classroom, broken glass litters the ground from blown out windows now boarded up but there appears to be no damage inside. so you can see there is a lot of damage out here in santa rosa and while some of that infrastructure is already being repaired there is just. >>so much destruction is going to be a really long time before this area is anywhere close to being back to normal. reporting from santa rosa maureen kelly kron 4 news. >>thank you maureen the fire danger will continue at least through tomorrow night with that red flag waining that has been extended all the way through friday night into saturday morning chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with those
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details and more lords yet we really kind of enter that very scary period now where red flag warnings are posted it up. >>not only just in the north bay but actually end of the santa cruz mountains expecting some strong gusty winds there humidity dropping down 10 to 20% east bay may be a little stronger over the diablo range a 10 to 20 mile an hour winds, but maybe gusting over 30 in spots but even over the oakland hills watching for some strong gusty winds and very low humidity down to 10 to 15%. the north bay still the main concern we've got an ongoing fire, those winds going to get very gusty their 15 to 25 mile an hour maybe even some 35 mile hour places like say the lena yeah fill in the rutherford that could very well push that fire in your direction and we're not done just tonight, it looks like this is going to be an extended period now these are the current winds right now we're starting to see him pick up 15 miles an hour 13 glen allen, 13 saying only that 13 in the po valley, you'll notice that direction coming out of the north and spreading to the south so that is
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pushing that fire a different direction now away from angwin but pushing it back down in toward the napa valley certainly looks like a scary situation developing there. temperatures also concerned in fact we've got heat advisories going up all around the bay area going to be extended now until tomorrow afternoon some of these temperatures well into the night is kind of interesting today, the numbers not as hot as forecast. and that's because there was so much smoke in the sky, the sunlight could make its way all the way to the ground guys back to you. >>lawrence we've got other news tonight governor newsome has signed a bill creating a task force to make recommendations on reparations for slavery catherine heenan host of inside bay area politics is here with more on that kathleen. yeah, and this really is making history. grant and vicki it is the. this bill the first of its kind in the country the governor signed it before a virtual audience including some of the sponsors it creates a 9 member task force to study ways the state. >>might provide reparations for slavery. it was introduced
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by assemblywoman shirley weber she says it is not clear yet what kind of compensation might be provided. >>given extensive midst of this issue of 400 years the question some would say any really compensate with money. some may believe you can somebody say the other things in terms of opportunities in resources that should go into those communities ever see affected in long-term impacts a little bit of our goal is to try to have a comprehensive discussion and analysis of the impact of slavery in california. it may also talk about what did across the nation for states to look at but what would happen in california and how has it impacted the lives of african americans in california. >>yeah, it will be interesting to see what the task force comes up with and you can watch more of our interview with assemblywoman weber this weekend on inside california politics will also hear from john cox who's the man who ran ran against governor newsome and 2018 now giving a big boost to the recall newsome
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campaign and a new u c berkeley poll, the sidelines. the concerns of californians who are have a lot of concerns apparently about this year's election. and what our dc insider tells us about the closed or reactions to the presidential debate inside california politics that airs this sunday at 06:30am here on kron 4 grant and vicki. >>after and still to come tonight, thousands of airline workers will soon be out of work if congress does not act fast why the industry says lawmakers have let them down and california voters will once again get to decide the fate of affirmative action this november. some of the arguments for and ag
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>>california is the latest battleground in the national debate over affirmative action and this november, voters will decide on prop 16 which would allow affirmative action in public hiring contracting in college admissions if approved prop 16 would repeal a 1996 initiative that made it unlawful for state and local governments to either discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to people based on their race ethnicity national origin or gender. we spoke to a u c berkeley student who is campaigning for prop 16 and the san ramon high school student who is campaigning against it. >>rdu minority and the woman and some not. party at a
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disadvantage since i feel like a prop 60 or to pass on that gives people in my position that extra help too to really get a place in this world and israel allow the government to give pressel to preferential treatments. judging people based on the skin that they're born. >>affirmative action has gained new energy in recent months from the black lives matter movement. although recent poll by u c berkeley shows prop 16 is still trailing right now. the measure has been endorsed by governor newson and democratic vice presidential nominee kamala harris. >>and just as a reminder there are now 33 days to the 2020 presidential election in kron 4 is your local election headquarters. this election season so late tonight, the bay area once again plagued by bad air with doctors
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>>the smoke from the wildfire season. responsible for and whole weeks of unhealthy air quality here in the bay area. doctors at ucsf say that research shows prolonged exposure to smoking increase the risk developing a host of chronic diseases crop forces has that story. >>these days if you're outdoors for a prolonged period of time you risk feeling the effects of smoke from wildfires here in the bay area that can cause many different types of symptoms
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ucsf assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care doctor stephanie christenson describe some of the common symptoms from reading wildfire smoke. >>shortness of cough sore throat runny 6 he headache dizziness palpitations however extended exposure to smoke from wildfire season is still being studied by medical professionals, the initial findings are cause for concern there are a couple of small studies that are showing us if you live around the wildfire smoke in our really. >>for long periods of time. exposed to this particular matter at high levels for a long time that actually does impair lung function and noted that seems to be the case at least a couple of years. >>but we also have no some other looking at air pollution so looking at say areas air pollution in general is say
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from and or exposure to factories. that we know that air pollution in which wildfires are and some can we see little risk of developing. seal heart disease cancers. the best option to protect your health reducing your exposure to out by smoke by staying indoors as much as possible. >>there is no magic wand, i mean taking certainly if you've got an underlying health conditions make sure that you're taking your medication that could be a magic wand to help prevent you getting worse problems, but yeah, no it's it's limiting your exposure is is the magic wand haaziq kron 4 news. >>well, i don't know if it is a half in my head and half of my loans in my throat i just feel off off this week feel off and awful it's bad again, it's it's quite bad again as we take a live look out here this is san francisco's embarcadero and it looks like
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there. >>like whole deck unfortunately, that is smoke in the air and another spare the air alert has been extended right on through tuesday, as this so wildfire smoke says it continues to pollute our bay area skies that chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. here with more details lauren yeah, yeah vicki in fact it's really just kind wafting about in the atmosphere a few moments ago we're talking about how san francisco had the some of the worst smoke. >>in the bay area that has pushed now across the bay a bit into oakland mill valley up toward of all you're looking very unhealthy air quality right now all the way in the concord and live more now in the san jose as well poor quality elsewhere all around the bay area tomorrow not going to be a whole lot of improvement we've got that northerly wind that continues to pump all that smoke from the glass fire back in across the rest the bay area so we'll see poor air quality inside the bay. i think we may get enough of a breeze along the coastline by tomorrow afternoon to make for some moderate conditions, but it'll
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still be smoke there. and of course near the fire very poor air quality and the east bay, a lot of that smoke getting trapped inside some of the valley certainly want to see in place for tomorrow that to go along with that smoke we've got another excessive heat advisory that has been extended until tomorrow as we're going to see those temperatures 80 some mid-nineties in toward redwood city and menlo park santa clara valley near well in the 90's again tomorrow, the one thing that might impede this is actually the smoke in the sky could actually form a blanket to keep the sun from coming through and that may knock down some of these temperatures but still near triple digits. inland tomorrow into parts contra costa county alameda county in around the fire very hot conditions expected there as well and in moran you're expected to see how things as well as numbers running up the 80's and the mid 90 so all around the bay area, these temperatures staying on the hot side not going to see any relief i think from these conditions until we get to the weekend and i think a stronger sea breeze kicks in look at that by sunday we're talking high
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temperatures only in the mid 80's and i think breath of fresh air with that nice ocean breeze as we head towards sunday to all right lawrence ocean breeze sounds nice. thousands of airline workers could soon be out of work the pay roll support program it. >>funneled more than 30 billion dollars to the airline industry to keep those planes flying employees on the job. congress missed the deadline to extend that program which is now expired as many as 45,000 airline workers could be furloughed or laid off and several airlines say that they may have to cut routes to some markets in the coming weeks. >>and this just in to the kron 4 news in the house of representatives has narrowly approved a new 2.2 trillion dollars stimulus package. we're still gathering the details on what is in it. it is a trillion dollars less than the last stimulus package that house democrats passed that was back in may. house speaker nancy pelosi says this was not of bipartisan deal. the bill will now move to the senate where the republican
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majority will almost certainly vote against it. nexus 5 jimmy carter 39th president of the united states is now the longest living they do one of the most difficult jobs there is,
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even in normal times. our frontline health care workers. and when these heroes lack the resources they need, that risky job gets ten times harder. prop fifteen makes corporations pay their fair share. to invest in our communities, in our clinics, in the essential workers who treat everyone-
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rich, poor, and in-between. whether it's this pandemic or the next health crisis, vote yes on prop fifteen. for all of us. >>former president jimmy carter who is celebrating his 96th birthday to my amazing yes spokesperson says that he and his wife rosalyn has spent his birthday quietly at his
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georgia home carter of course the 39th president told office from 1977 to 1981 he has been out of the public eye because of the pandemic and his own health challenges. last year he suffered a series of falls and previously survived a dire cancer prognosis or diagnosis in 2015 yet he. rio remains a quiet force in politics in his home state he's been an advocate for public health and human rights all around the world so happy birthday extraordinary things with the habitat for humanity organization the birthday president carter he's a human being that wraps up kron 4 news at 00:05am tonight and tonight at 6 firefighters and residents are on alert. >>winds are growing stronger they couldn't testify the battle to control the glass fire and. >>as night falls here calfire closely watching the
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