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prepared for this moment when the omicron variant would reach california. the nation in state's first case detected wednesday in a fully vaccinated. san francisco resident who had recently traveled to south africa the person has mild symptoms. we are proud to be able to identify in this state because of those efforts to be well prepared. >> around covid the lessons we learned over the past 20 plus months. >> to be ready on all fronts in california. demonstrates that today the state's top health officials say they're now in the process of gathering even more information on the omicron variant and boosting covid-19 testing at airports across california toes into this period of uncertainty. it is not the time to panic with the omicron variant now in california, governor newsome said there are no plans to shut down schools and businesses. none of us want to see that happen. i certainly don't want to see that happen. and i see no indication at this moment whatsoever that that's in our immediate future. as long as we continue our nation, the efforts those
efforts, including vaccinations and booster shots at a school in a county with one of california's lowest vaccination rates. merced county. the governor and health officials wednesday urging those who need either to get it now. and the evidence that individual with omicron identified by sequencing. actually has mild symptoms is improving. think is a testimony to the importance of the vaccinations. >> we have a lot more to learn. >> although this first case was detected here in california. state officials say we should assume that this variant is present in other states at the state capitol. ashley zavala kron 4 news. >> and with that omicron variant here in san francisco. lots of people have questions, right. they want to make sure they're keeping themselves and their loved ones safe, especially with the holidays approaching a lot of people planning large gatherings and also traveling. so here are some of those answers is ucsf infectious disease specialist doctor peter chin. hong, thank you for joining us. thanks
thanks justine. so like we're kind of getting things back to normal people are getting vaccinated. kids are vaccinated. things are opening up. >> but this new variant. concerning since its has more mutations on and it could possibly be more contagious. should we be changing what we do every day going back to like washing our hands all the time. >> well, just say i think area residents are ready covid street-smart. so there's nothing new that we have to do. we just have to do this scene. things that we always have been doing. i wouldn't change anything personally and there are only 4 words that i have for the audience because get vaccinated get boosted. you know, that's the most important thing. and of course, it is a crowded indoor setting any going there a long time. wear your mask. >> are you of the opinion that being vaccinated will provide some degree of protection against omicron or or maybe a lot of protection. >> i think it's going to provide a lot of protection. look at this. a key study in some cisco, for example, you
know what, has not been widely reported is that in contact tracing they looked at all the contacts of this individual and none of them were actually part president speaking, though, the fact that they're probably not as transmissible. if you're vaccinated inside africa. at the center of crime right now. none of the people got a look round by one report at least will fully they were either not vaccine, which is 65% cases, all partially vaccinated, which was a 35%. so i think with a highly vaccinated area like the bay we're probably if we're going to see anything, it will be very mild cases. so the patient in san francisco that has this new variant was vaccinated but did not have a booster shot yet. >> what does that tell us about the effectiveness of the vaccine and also does that make boosters even more important now with the booster not made a difference in protecting someone against this new variant. well, i think it's too early to tell.
but i i think personally that abuse is great at not even getting infected in the first think of the virus as the enemy trying to get in your house is getting in the front gate. if you not do said, but he will never getting your house because he had t cells are going to kick it out of the house to the street. delta has been so dominant for so long. is it possible that omicron will overtake delta as the main strain of concern. >> does that even really matter. it probably doesn't matter in a vaccinated area, but it probably will be a dominant virus not the dominant virus. it's already becoming dominant inside africa. south africa was a delta country mark on. so i think if that follows that plea, but we really expect that it would do the same in other parts of the world. >> what we expect to see this variant also infecting children. >> yes, i mean, i i think you know, this road probably be an equal opportunity. very and just like delta was remember
before delta, we won't see a lot of kids infected of course, only 2 to 4% of them go to the hospital. in that you're of delta and then of the omicron of this with taking down to it will be just if not more transmissible. and so that we would expect a unvaccinated kids say get infected as well. >> how well are we doing at getting that 5 to 11 year-old, you know, kids age group vaccinated and and could omicron, you know, showing up, you know, delay kind of getting back to normal kids being able to take their masks off at school and the like. >> i hope not i think making really good progress in the area in particular vaccinations of 5 to 11 so does this go above or and kanye above 40 to 50% now. so i think i'm much better even than the rest of the city in the country. i think ellie is like around the 10% little bit
higher so seti good progress. i think if anybody is going to do it. the bay area's going to do it. i continue to be happy to live here during the pandemic. >> how many were very. and so we're going to see because we're going to start running letters here in the greek alphabet pretty soon. >> i ocon is not the end of the story as long as they're unvaccinated people in the in the u.s. we still have millions of unvaccinated every 2 weeks. we're getting a new variant being created. so it's just a matter of time to tweet before one of them again after omicron rises to the list of the most wanted list. but you know, we're not vaccinating the world. doctor chin-hong. and you know, the u.s. isn't even vaccinated enough. >> you're the voice of reason why do you seem so calm here. well, i come because again, you know, inside in turmoil about the global situation and lack of a vaccine equity. but
i think, you know, we do have the technology available. and it's just a matter of willpower. i think thinking about vaccine. the world is a really complex this year that has to do it economics and. intellectual property and, you know, voluntary licensing. they are making headway with the pills well, the pair of air from or and pax-lovid from pfizer with. those are probably enter many parts of the world before some vaccines. well, but we're doing a crummy you know, it's that some some parts of africa won't be vaccinated until the end of 2023. well, leave it there. doctor peter chin, hong, thank you for joining us here. during kron, 4 news at 5. >> thanks so grants and just seen can't wait to hear from new year's eve. appreciate your doctor. >> still to come tonight on kron, 4 news at 5. we'll tell you why one bay area mother is being celebrated today in the festivities are just beginning. and after thousands
of baby items were stolen from the north bay nonprofit. the call is out tonight and how people can help replace the stolen. the subsidies. >> and after the break. breaking into a brand new restaurant in san francisco. but you'll never believe what the thieves decided to do while they were there and why the smell was so bad with the owners of the restaurant are saying about that break. it.
the grand opening of a new restaurant in downtown san francisco will now likely be delayed after the owner says thieves broke into the business stole equipment and furniture. >> and then through an epic party inside. yeah. it horrible the restaurant raman hero. she was set to open later this month. co-owner daniel balmy a says the thieves broke into the place about 2 weeks ago was a saturday night. he believes they were. >> targeting the place and he thinks the criminals planned this because he found the windows were covered so nobody could see inside as they raged. handmade signs were posted on was directing people to bathrooms and the like. you thinks the party was large because of the large amount of trash left behind it. >> came in. i suspect at least 30 to 50. put me my face on
the order. you're a sink handsome or that, you know, people sick and pro up as stuff like that. >> discussing the bombing has says their surveillance camera system was also stolen, but they were able to replace that the grand opening was set for december 10th. but with so many things, missing stolen need replacing. they say. the grand opening will likely be pushed back well beyond the initial target. >> still ahead here on kron, 4 news at 5 o'clock. a big moment for one bay area mother who is an organ transplant recipients. we'll tell you how she it's being cele
>> a bomb from richmond to will be walking in the rose parade celebrating the miracle of her kidney transplant. >> kron 4 s charles clifford was at her send-off ceremony today. >> well, in the coronavirus pandemic started, there was a temporary moratorium on organ transplants. since then, the situation has improved. but now as people may be put off going to the doctor for a couple of years are starting to go in and get checked up. more and more people are finding that they have medical issues, some of which could require a transplant earlier this year. hilda martinez of richmond discovered during a routine checkup that she needed to have a kidney transplant. she was able to find a donor in august. she received a new kidney. she's doing very well on wednesday. oversee pmc sutter health on van ness here in san francisco. they announced that
she is going to be sponsored to ride in a float in the rose parade in january. the float is dedicated towards raising awareness about organ donation to get the word out that hate donation is what we need to do to get people like hill treated and hilda and her family are also encouraging people to be organ donors at these. but i we didn't know. i didn't know. so now >> sign up already is that faces that, though, to be out on arch. now the rose parade is on january. first of next year. of course. and the float that hilda will be writing on is called the donate life float. but for now in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> today is world aids day. a number of events were held across the country and here in the bay area. one of those was in san francisco's castro this morning. the community held a sidewalk chalk art event honoring the millions of people who died of aids. another event took place in golden gate park where a
display of lights with set up and a reading of names was present. >> in the north bay now workers at a nonprofit have been a shirt trying to replace items that were stolen by thieves. a storage room at the county fairgrounds was recently broken into the thieves stole thousands of diapers and other hygiene products that belong to this nonprofit called food is free they were meant for families in need this holiday season. a spokesperson for the nonprofit says this is a big loss. >> people make choices. they make choices between i'm buying food or buying diapers. and if they don't have diapers, then the kids can't go to day care. they can't go to preschool. they have to have sanitary supplies to be able to go. and so this impacts the family's ability to go to work, which impacts are really to make more money to be able to support themselves. food is free. says the best way people can help them is on a tory monetary donations. we do have more information. how you can do
that. >> on our website. kron 4 dot com. mountain view police have arrested the man who they say broke into a couple's home this morning. this is a picture of officers taking that person into custody. the incident was first reported around 10 o'clock this morning on front lane. police say the couple was inside the house when someone broke in the couple, then locked themselves inside their bedroom and called police officers safely evacuated. the couple police posted this picture on twitter that shows the couple climbing down from a ladder from their apartment. >> skiers and snowboarders will have to wait a few more weeks to hit a lot of a popular resort in tahoe due to this unseasonably warm weather resorts are pushing back their opening-day heavenly and northstar were set to open this saturday. but. that's been delayed. reno was just one degree shy of breaking a record monday down in southern california. big bear mountain resort and snow summit are set to open tomorrow.
>> let's take a live look outside right now at our camera showing us downtown san francisco. we see city hall. the bay bridge. the market lights lit up and it was a rather warm wednesday kind of hop. according to lawrence broke records felt like a september. >> in the city. and here we are, december 1st december first temperatures up in the tahoe today. 58 degrees yeah. spring-like the snow. they did have a low of 22, though. so still getting cold at night. but yeah, a record breaking heat not only here around a good part of the state to outside clear skies that offshore wind continues to blow in in numerous records falling across the board. san francisco had a record of 73 degrees today. 75 in san jose. that was a record. there is 73 also record at the museum in oakland, 70 in canfield. they tied a record at the airport in san francisco at 70 in gilroy. check that temperature 80 degrees. mainly is record set back in the 1950's. all right. high pressure overhead. now it's going to stick around
that ridge. i'm a big in the week in as we get toward the latter part of the weekend. a room for some nice weather again. but starting to see a change in weather pattern. then you start look at the minute in the forecast that's really going to really what's makes up for the weather here as forecast goes ahead right now, the offshore winds continuing. but as we see in the summer months. sometimes you get a heat wave come through all of a sudden you start to see a suddenly surge of fog. and guess what, we're seeing some of that fog a little for the south making its way up the coastline. i think we're going to see some of that fog form along the coast overnight tonight. it's tomorrow morning along the 7, a taylor county coast that's going help cool down the temperatures now offshore winds continuing but not as strong as last night. and you start to see the arrows here. little suddenly push begins to develop along the coastline as we head through the morning tomorrow. so, yeah, i think changes in the works. these temperatures are going to be cooling down around the bay area starting tomorrow. they're still going to be warm. but the numbers are going to come off a few degrees. high pressure still in control. all those storms continuing to move. well to the north tomorrow we've got another nice warm day. you see
that low can of the south that's going wrap up some of that fog as well as far as rain is concerned, long-range model starting hit does a better chance of maybe some rain as we get into monday, but not before the weekend. and there you go. here comes that system on monday after that, another one possibly dropping down on the following thursday into friday. so there's hope on the horizon enjoy the sunshine while we have temperatures again mid 70's in a lot of 60's 70's inside the bay next couple days going to start to see those temperatures dropping off by next week. maybe we just start talking about some rain. >> thank you, next on kron, 4 news at 5 o'clock for mindfulness to games. google has revealed the top apps of 2021. we'll show you what made the list.
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>> hello, december. 1st kind of get into the end of the year in google has picked its top apps of the year. it reflects that many of us seem to have needed some relief may be from pandemic. induced stress as rich demuro explains some of the top picks include apps to help us feel better. but there are some games on there as well. >> google says apps that focus on personal growth are tops in 2021 balance is google place app of the year. it offers personalized guided meditations to boost your mood goals. sleep and more. we actually. >> are assembling on the fly.
a unique meditation track for you. that's different than anybody else in the app. the app is typically $70 a year. but you can get an entire year of membership for free. if you sign up by the end of 2021, we're collecting information over time to really learn about to become a personal coaches. so is it you have your personal wellness coach with of course, for a nap. if you're looking to study, read exercise or drink more water in the new year. check out rabbit. it's all about helping you form. new habits set a goal and the app remind you to do it using plants to gauge your progress. >> they grow the more you complete your tasks and whether if you don't speaking of plants, blossom can help you identify them just snap a picture of a plant flower succulent or tree and the apple tell you all about it. the instant identification works for 10,000 types blossom can also tell you how to take care of a plant. complete with a built-in meter to measure light levels in your space.
and for some fun donut county is a best indie game of 2021. it's imaginative and whimsical using physics to play move around a hole in the ground to consume more and more items and advance to the next level. donut county was designed really for. >> kids to be able to play with parents so the stories dot like a sense of humor that adults can appreciate. >> but it's also really tactile and very simple and easy to get into any age can really him. i'm rich demuro and you are tech smart. >> we had to get the kron 4 app on there to make least break the top 10. all every bit now goals for like county, maybe, maybe check that out and ballots lot of good ideas from rich. rich kron 4. defra back. grant definitely kron 4 app across 4 at, of course, course 94 app and kron all of
them up. and i know you got all the every single that condition of we're still thank you. grant vicki. i mean, sorry, justine wrote memory. thank you both bad. coming up next on kron, 4 news at 6 o'clock. we're following the latest developments coming out of san francisco. of course, as the first u.s. case of the omicron covid variant has been detected in the city. what we're learning about the fully vaccinated person who was infected and the new variant is raising concerns for people to travel plans. the cdc says it's modifying its global travel order. >> what you need to know if you have plans for the busy holiday travel season. i'm ken wayne. i'm pam moo
>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron 4 news at 6. the california and san francisco departments of public health. >> and the cdc have confirmed that a recent case of covid-19 among individual in california was caused by the omicron variant. >> now it's 6. you heard it from the nation's top doctor. the first case of the omicron covid variant has been detected in san francisco. now scientists around the world are racing to establish whether omicron is more dangerous than the previous variants. good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us