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"On accident is something that is unforced seen unpredictable if you will. Unfortunately, this wasn't there have been 20 helicopter crashes similar to this one in the past decade. The NTSB made several new nonbinding safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration. Russell Lewis NPR NEWS This is NPR. Live from KQED News. I'm terrorists. Tyler Moore. People will soon be eligible for vaccines in San Francisco Cake UD science reporter Lesley McClurg has the details. On February 26. The city will move into a new vaccination phase. Teachers, agricultural workers, Then people and emergency services will be eligible to receive their shots. This includes grocery store workers, daycare teachers and police officers. Currently, vaccines are limited to health care workers and people over 65. But the expanded role out could take a while because supplies are limited. Dr. Grant Colfax is the city's director of public health. I am hopeful that there's more on the horizon. We hope that it increases dramatically in the next couple of weeks, the city has only receiving about 10,000 doses a week. Colfax urges people to continue following preventive measures like wearing a mask. I'm Lesley MCCLURG KQED News, three Former city of Leo employees today filed a whistle blower lawsuit against the city and the city manager alleging Greg Night off fired them in retaliation after they provided information to investigators looking into charges of public corruption, discrimination and harassment. City Council later exonerated night off, But the complaint notes that the employees were terminated less than 24. Hours after the investigation's conclusion in an email city attorney Victoria, Neb. Said her office had not been served with the complaint but does not generally comment on personnel matters. She went on to note that all at will employees may be separated from service at any time with or without cause night off, did not return request.
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"Staff and so many other people for being here. I want to thank you for your effort. Your hard work. People have no idea how hard this family work. They worked and they work for you. First lady Melania Trump also made short remarks to the crown thanking supporters. President Trump will not attend the inauguration of President elect Joe Biden that's going to occur in three hours. Instead, he'll take Air Force one to his Florida resort. As Trump leaves Washington Vice President elect Joe Biden is attending mass at ST Matthew's Cathedral in Washington with Vice President elect Kamila Harris. They're being joined by a bipartisan group of congressional leaders. That includes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. Parts of Washington, D. C are on high alert one day ahead of the presidential inauguration. NPR's Fred Gordo, Nia's tells us more. Among the many measures he plans to order masks be worn on federal property. He will revoke President Trump's travel ban affecting Muslim majority nations and extend the ban on evictions and foreclosures as a result of the pandemic. Susan Rice, Biden's domestic policy adviser, said he'll also put racial justice at the center of his agenda, and that starts with an executive order instructing agencies to conduct a baseline review of inequities in their programs and policies. The president elect has promised to root out systemic racism from our institutions. And this initiative is the first step in that historic work buying. Officials say the 17 actions are just the first of many to come over the next several weeks. Franco or Dona as NPR news. More than 24 Million cases of the Corona virus have been reported in the US and more than 400,000. People have died here of covert 19. Now, health officials are warning new variants of the Corona virus are emerging worldwide. NPR's Michaleen Do Cliff has more There's also a variant spreading in South Africa and two in Brazil, which have mutations in them, which in the lab can decrease the ability of antibodies T to neutralize the virus. And so what's worrying about that? Is that yes, these variants may more easily re infect a person who's already been sick and possibly make the vaccine a little less effective. Meanwhile, public health officials in Maine are investigating how several shipments of them Oh, Darrin, a vaccine were spoiled. They were exposed to too warm temperatures. This is NPR Live from KQED. Newsome. Brian. What? Good morning. San Francisco. Public health officials say they're getting an inconsistent supply of covert vaccine. Health director, Dr Grant Colfax said all vaccines allocated to the city's Department of Health have been either administered or earmarked for use. Given the Christ state. DPH. Vaccine supply will be exhausted. By Thursday. Colfax says San Francisco City government received a fraction of the doses requested from the state this week less than 2000 the city had expected around 12,000. Other health care providers get separate allocations of vaccine. State officials say they continue to work with federal partners. To get more. A top local infectious disease expert says she's worried that the efficacy of the Corona virus vaccines is being undersold in the country, which may deter people from getting the shots. UCSF Dr Monica Gandhi says the focus on things like whether the virus is transmissible after vaccination. Could shift the emphasis away from the importance of getting vaccinated. These vaccines could not be better. They are amazing. We thought that if we got a 50% Efficacy rate that we probably still approve a vaccine in this country. These air 95% effective at preventing what scary, which is called the 19 infection, that's symptomatic. Scientists are continuing to study whether the vaccines are effective against new variants. An early study shows five years appears effective against the mutation found in the UK in South Africa. Brian what reflections from California's next U. S. Senator coming up in 15 minutes on KQED News and support for NPR this morning comes from I drive providing cloud backup full system back up and onside. I drive appliance to protect PC's Maxence servers from data loss. You two crashes and ransomware at I dr dot com slash NPR and the listeners and sustaining members of KQED. I'm Dave Freeman at 606. Good morning where you're going to check in again with Joe McConnell for Bay Area traffic is we head back to the Redwood City area. Crash about 15 minutes old, and it's blocking out three lanes on one on one north bound north of Whipple. Three left lanes blocked, leaving only the far right lane to get through it. Traffic backed up solid to the Whipple exit. Ahead of that. You're okay now at hill. 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"Has reached a grim milestone afforded 1000 victims of the Corona virus pandemic. San Francisco Public health director Dr Grant Colfax says the lack of reliable supply of Corona virus vaccines Put a strain on Health department last week. We got 12,000 vaccines were expecting, uh, 12,000 this week and this week we're only getting 1775. So that's just an example of why it's It's so so so complicated right now, and this unreliable source makes it very hard to plan. Colfax says his department will run out of Corona virus vaccines before the end of the week. President Trump says he leaves the White House knowing the nation's best days are ahead. I fought for you. I fought for your family. I fought for our country. Above all, I fought for America and all it stands for And that is safe, strong, proud and free. Brother. A job approval rating takes a head as he prepares to leave office throughout his presidency. Donald Trump's approval rating averaged in the low forties, but Gallup, which has been measuring presidential job approval from more than 80 years. That's just 34% of Americans approve of the job the president is doing. See departs the White House. On Wall Street, the Dow gained 116 points. The S and P. 500 was up 30, the NASDAQ gained 198. This is town hall dot com. Writing involves financial risk. It is not suitable for all investors. Past results do not guarantee future performance want to dominate.
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"We must remember. It's hard sometimes to remember. That's how we heal. It's important. Do that as a nation. The nation has reached a grim milestone afforded 1000 victims of the Corona virus pandemic. San Francisco Public health director Dr Grant Colfax says for lack of reliable supply of Corona virus vaccines. Put a strain on Health department last week. We got 12,000 vaccines were expecting, uh, 12,000 this week and this week we're only getting 1775. So that's just an example of why it's so so. So complicated right now, and this unreliable source makes it very hard to plan well, factually is his department will run out of Corona virus vaccines before the end of the week. President Trump says he leaves the White House knowing the nation's best days are ahead by Fort For you. I fought for your family. I fought for our country. Above all, I fought for America and all it stands for And that is safe, strong, proud and free. Brother. A job approval rating takes a head as he prepares to leave office throughout his presidency. Donald France approval rating averaged in the low forties, but Gallup, which has been measuring presidential job approval from more than 80 years. That's just 34% of Americans approve of the job the president is doing. See departs the White House. On Wall Street, the Dow gained 116 points. The S and P. 500 was up 30, the NASDAQ gained 198. This is town hall dot com. Writing involves financial risk is not suitable for all investors. Past results do not guarantee future performance want to.
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"4 31 on the Chip Franklin show I'm Ken McAllister. This report sponsored by Bayshore Plumbers, Save all the stress and headache of your plumbing needs. Call Bayshore plumbers for a service or free estimate. Leaky pipe clogged toilet Broken water heater Bayshore plumber 6503 t 3 64 64 6503 to 3 64 64 Bayshore plumbers could be another month before the state home order is lifted in San Francisco. The city's health director, Dr Grant Colfax says the coronavirus numbers are still going up, and it usually takes a couple of weeks for those numbers to start going down. Once they level off, he expects we will continue under the stay at home order, at least through the end of the month, though California has reached a grim milestone of 30,000 deaths from covert. 19, the state's top doctor is optimistic, somewhat Dr Mark Alley, saying it appears the post holiday surgeon cases wasn't as bad as expected. He says the hospitalization rates statewide has slowed by 1000 patients each day in the last week, and that reduction of nearly 1000 admissions is shared across the state. So it's not a reduction just in the Bay Area or the greater Sacramento area, but it's also being experienced in Sam Working Valley and Southern California, which I think is really good and important news for those regions. Dr Galli says to stay at home order appears to be helping lower the curve of coronavirus cases may have seen the giant green Anderson's pea soup road signs when driving between northern and Southern California maybe even stopped in to find out whether that pea soup is all that, But now the whole place could be yours. The restaurant has been something of a roadside attraction since it was established in 1924. But the location and Buellton off Highway one of one is listed now for $4.7 million. It's a three acre piece of land with a 35,000 square foot building room for the restaurant shops and banquet facilities being marketed as a property that can be redeveloped. But people nearby.
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"On Wednesday is a mob stormed the capital and fresh the halls of government. As I have consistently said throughout my administration, we believe in respecting America's history and traditions. Not tearing them down. We believe in the rule of law, not in violence or writing. However, Democrats and some members of Trump's own party say the attacks that cause several lives can be traced right back to him and his quest who have the election. He lost a Joe Biden Overturned. That's why the Democratic led house is pressing Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office. Now pencils show no sign of going there so the House will move to again. IMPEACH Trump As NPR's Susan Davis once an impeachment resolution passes the House, there has to be a Senate trial once they informed the Senate. There's no way around it. So it is a complicating factor for Democrats of how are they going to balance the likelihood of a Senate trial and the 1st 100 days of the incoming Biden administration in which they have a very ambitious agenda? They want to get started on, and they really need to get Joe Biden, his Cabinet nominees confirmed. The judge overseeing the trial of former police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and May has pushed back the trial of three of the officers. We have more from Minnesota Public Radio's John Collins. Four former officers charged in Floyd's death was scheduled to go on trial in March, but Judge Peter Cahill ruled that two separate trials are required due to covert 19 restrictions. Former officer Derek Sheldon will keep his March court date. He's charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd's killing. Three other officers are charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter and are scheduled to go on trial in August. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison's office is prosecuting the former officers. He said in a statement that he disagreed with the judge's decision to have separate trials for NPR news on John Collins in Minneapolis. The Dow is closed up 60 points. You're listening to NPR news. Live from KQED news. I'm terrorists. Tyler. The death toll from the cove in 19 pandemic in California has reached 30,000. State health officials say A quarter million state residents are testing positive weekly. While many hospitals are stretched thin from the latest surge, Governor Newsome says hospitalizations leveled off in the last week. They dropped from about 3500 Day earlier this month to about 2500. State says vaccinations are about to shift into a higher gear. Newsome has vowed that a million shots will be administered. This week, The San Francisco Department of Public Health will start to offer Cove in 19 vaccinations to under insured and non insured people. Age 65 over starting this week, Director of Health Dr Grant Colfax announced the move today. After the federal government also recommended broadening vaccinations in this age group at this time, he said, This move is on Lee for the most vulnerable people in this group carried forward by the city's health network. People 65 Years of age, not on Lee account for 15% of covert 19 cases, but Account for over 80% of San Francisco's covert deaths and nearly half of her hospitalizations, Colfax Colfax also said all residents of Laguna Honda Hospital, the nation's largest skilled nursing facility, Have been offered the first dose of the vaccine, he said. The remainder of residents and skilled nursing in San Francisco County are expected to be offered coronavirus shots by the end of the week..
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"Iberia restaurant Belmont is open for Take out Take out. Call 6503 to 5 89 81 Try Iberia Restaurants award winning pie to Iberia restaurant in Belmont for Take out 6503 to 5 89 81 that 6503 to 58981. Corona virus outbreak it Kaiser Permanente San Jose, The killed, one person has grown to 60 cases. The outbreak began on Christmas Day when a well meaning Kaiser employees were a forced air inflated tree costume into the emergency room. Kaiser says all 60 cases involved workers who are in the ER that day. Doctors have contacted 70 patients as well, who were treated and discharged from ER on Christmas and offered them covert testing. San Francisco's health director, says the city's coronavirus case rate and deaths continue to rise. But at a slower rate, Dr. Grant Colfax warns that could change as new cases arise because of Christmas and New Year's gatherings. Meantime, Colfax says, the city's public health department has administered 6000 doses of the vaccine. Healthcare workers most front line acute care staff. Zuckerberg, San Francisco Hospital and Laguna Honda had been vaccinated and nearly all paramedics and E M. T s have been offered the vaccine Doctor Colfax estimates by tomorrow about 90% of the residents at Laguna Hospital will have been vaccinated. San Francisco has about 80,000 health care workers in all that will be offered the vaccine. In Sacramento to African American lawmakers of promising what they call radical change to improve treatment of blacks and Latinos by law enforcement, But they admit that their goals don't differ much from previous attempts by lawmakers. Senator Steve Bradford and assemble a man that Reggie Jones Soyer or the first African American lawmakers to lead the Legislature's public safety committee's. At the same time, they plan to revive stalled bills that would end the careers of bad officers opened more police records to public scrutiny, Strip officers of some immunity from damages and lawsuits and require cops to intervene if they see unjustified use of force by colleagues. Single jail inmate is accused of defrauding the state out of million. Santa Clara County says this one jail inmate has cost the state about $12 million in unemployment fraud. The district attorney's office has no charges have been filed yet, but prosecutions are imminent. The D A's office has created a special unit to crack down on scams that originate in county jails..
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"Line from NPR news. I'm Corbett Coleman. NPR has learned that President elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Dennis McDonough as his choice to run the Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonough served in the Obama administration as national security advisor and as Obama's chief of staff. Biden will travel to Atlanta next Tuesday. He'll campaign for two Democratic senators in runoff elections set for early January. Vice President Pence will campaign for the Republican candidates today in Georgia. Remember Station W. A. B in Atlanta, Emma heard reports vice president Pence has made it a priority to campaign for senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue. This is his third trip to the state to rally Republicans to the cause. President Trump has taken a different approach in Georgia. He did hold a rally for Leffler and Purdue in the state last weekend, but spent most of his speech repeating his election grievances. He called the system quote rigged while urging Georgia Republicans to vote again in January. Trump has personally pressured Georgia's top Republicans, including Governor Brian Kemp to hold a special legislative session and overturned November's election results. Have refused, calling the idea illegal for NPR news. I'm Emma Hurt in Atlanta and Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing phasers covered 19 vaccine. Members will recommend whether it should be approved for emergency youths Authorization or AU. A Deron think is with the FDA is department that conducts clinical reviews of vaccines, He says the agency is also looking at instructions for how to use it. We have been reviewing and reviving. Along with visor, prescribing information and back Chief for vaccine recipients and health care providers. These will be necessary to inform and instruct vaccine recipients and health care providers. During youth of the vaccine under you, A. The committee meeting will conclude at the end of the day, officials say. If the FDA approves the Fizer vaccine, they could start distributing it within days. Britain and the European Union are still without a post Brexit trade agreement. NPR's frank Langfitt reports time is running out for both sides to reach a deal before the end of the year. Written in the You have set yet another new deadline of late Sunday to strike a deal or have the UK leave without one preparing for failure. The U is laid out plans to mitigate the disruption of a no deal Brexit that includes continued use of aviation safety certificates so planes can keep flying back and forth and continued access to each other's waters to avoid conflict over fishing. John Allen, the chair of Tesco, the UK supermarket chain, says Without a deal, new tariffs could push up food bills here by 5%. Meanwhile, the English ports of Felixstowe in South Hampton already faced severe delays because of Brexit fears, Cove it and the Christmas rush. Frank Langfitt. NPR NEWS London On Wall Street, the Dow was down 21 points. The NASDAQ is up more than 70. This is NPR. Live from KQED News. I'm Brian what San Francisco's top public health official is pleading with residents to change their behavior in order to turn around and alarming trend of rising cove in 19 cases across the city, San Francisco's health director, Dr Grant Colfax, cheaper ones. We have one chance to try this serious surge around and that chance is right now, but our window is narrowing and closing fast. Colfax describes the current surge as the worst to date. Hospitals in San Francisco are expected to run out of intensive care unit beds by December, 27th. In Santa Clara County. The availability of staffed ICU beds has fallen to 10%. Meanwhile, county health officials gave lawmakers and update yesterday on how much cove in 19 vaccine the county expects to receive and who will be first in line to get it. Cake. You BDs Polly striker reports. The update to the Board of Supervisors included grim statistics covert Dustin Long term care facilities account for about 44% of deaths in the county. That's why officials plan to take some of the first batch of Fizer vaccine and give it to around 6000 staff at skilled nursing facilities. Dr Marty Finster, Scheib Cove in 19 testing officer. There's no visitors. So most of all of those air obviously coming in from staff, so in order to protect the residents, we need to vaccinate the staff fester Shop said the federal government is working with pharmacy chains.
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"Tyler, San Francisco's top public health official, is pleading with residents to change their behavior in order to turn around and alarming trend of rising covert 19 cases across the city. Here's San Francisco's health director, Dr Grant Colfax to people once we have One chance to try this serious surge around And that chance is right now. The window is narrowing and closing fast. Colfax describes the current surge as the worst to date with hospitals expected to run out of ICU beds by December 27th, he says, as expected, case rates have spiked following the Thanksgiving holiday. And he's urging residents not to gather outside their household, including during the upcoming holidays. Gatherings are prohibited, but playgrounds in California can reopen now that state health officials Revised their covert 19 stay at home orders. Cake You tease Brian. What has more, the California Department of Public Health had said it wanted to close playgrounds to limit gatherings among people of different households. But lawmakers, parents judges in some health experts questioned the science behind the move. The state revised its order this morning, saying playgrounds can open to facilitate physically distance, personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise. San Francisco officials announced shortly afterward that the city plans to reopen its playgrounds by tomorrow, Marin Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties, as well as the city of Berkeley. Plan to reopen playgrounds as well. I'm Brian what? KQED News San Francisco supervisors are reversing course on a measure banning smoking in apartment buildings. Last week, the board approved in ordinance that effectively bans residents from smoking and buildings with three units or more. But yesterday when the item came up for a second vote, the board referred the measure back to committee Supervisor Aaron Peskin says the harm of secondhand smoke should be addressed. But there are better ways. The Federal Trade Commission and 68 States, including California have accused Facebook of illegally squashing competition. I e operating as a social media monopoly. Rachel Myrow, senior editor of Silicon Valley Desk has more. The suit alleges Facebook squashed its fiercest rivals by gobbling them up Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. Prosecutors want Facebook forced to unwind those deals and an injunction to stop Facebook from engaging in future deals. Multistate lawsuit was filed in coordination with the FTC, which is filed a separate complaint. California's attorney general issued a statement saying innovation in Silicon Valley and elsewhere depends on a fair and competitive marketplace. Facebook's response to the legal attacks quote the government now wants a do over sending a chilling warning to American business that no sale is ever final. And wait till my rope. KQED News Because of the pandemic Bay Area residents increasingly shop for their groceries online instead of going to their neighborhood supermarket and the technology that makes that shopping possible is creating opportunities and problems for workers in the food industry, according to a new study. Here's KQED Saul Gonzalez. The report by UC Berkeley's Labor Center finds that new technologies and food retail are actually an engine of employment growth. Creating jobs involving the processing borders and delivering groceries to customers. But, the study warns many of the jobs being created are low wage freelance positions that are often subject to workplace surveillance and the dictates of performance algorithms that can lead to worker burnout and termination. Chris Benner is the study's co author. So it's really clearly not an independent contract situation. These workers air clearly under the control of the platform Cos. The study also finds the jobs in the food service economy are steadily moving away from supermarkets and two warehouses and logistics centers, cashier positions that markets are also vulnerable because of the increased use of self checkout technologies. I'm Saul Gonzalez KQED news. There's more state and local coverage online and thank you..
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"Made landfall yesterday on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua with top sustained winds of 155 MPH. That hack worth of Lutheran world relief is in Honduras, helping coordinate relief efforts. It's a race just to keep up among the was trying to help. So that's Honduras is government as well. This groups like Lutheran World Relief. There's significant concern about getting relief supplies like water, food, hygiene supplies that sort of thing to the people that need them. There are all these shifting demands. There are evacuations, sheltering concerns. He spoke to NPR's morning edition Less than two weeks ago, Central America was hit by Hurricane ADA. That category four storm left scores of people dead and thousands homeless. This is NPR. Live from KQED news. I'm Brian. What This is where we are. Now, This is me sounding the alarm that San Francisco Mayor London breed. She was announcing yesterday that the city has jumped from the least restrictive yellow tier of the state's coronavirus related reopening plan back to the red tear that skipping over orange. And that's effective today. This means non essential offices must close down again. Many other California counties are now also under the same restrictions here, San Francisco's public health director, Dr Grant Colfax. The rate of increase that we're seeing in California is faster and steeper than the summer surge. And here in San Francisco, we're seeing an explosion of new cases. Throughout the city. With the virus becoming more widespread. Colfax says the city's hospitals and intensive care units are able to care for everyone now. But he warned that may not be true if cases continue to rise. California's attorney general is appealing a recent ruling that would force San Quentin State prison to cut its incarcerated population by half. A G. Javier Airbus Eras office filed a petition with the state Supreme Court last night. It says the first appellate court of California went too far when it determined state prison officials acted with deliberate indifference. To the health of people incarcerated at the prison who are vulnerable. The cove in 19, some 2500 people at San Quentin were infected with the virus. 29 of them have died. I'm Brian. What KQED news Support on this Tuesday morning comes to you from total wine and more with more than 1000 wines and specialists to provide advice on holiday gifting. Support for NPR comes from.
$73M To Go Toward Compensating Patients Of Former UCLA Gynecologist Accused Of Sexual Misconduct in Los Angeles
"The coronavirus. All the major stock indexes were up. Especially the Dow, which finished 1.6% higher. The Dow is now within striking distance of hitting 30,000 for the first time. Stocks that have been hurt by the pandemic, such as airlines and energy companies were higher. Investors were also responding to comments over the weekend from advisers to President elect Joe Biden, who said no nationwide lockdowns are being contemplated. Jim's a roly NPR news Yes and P Rose 41 points today. You're listening to NPR live from KQED News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. This is where we are Now. This is me sounding the alarm that San Francisco Mayor London Breed announcing that the city has jumped from the least restrictive yellow tier of the state's coronavirus related reopening plan. Over orange and back to the red tear, and that's effective tomorrow. This means non essential offices must close down again. Jim's can on Lee stay open a 10% capacity. Among other restrictions. San Francisco Public health director Dr Grant Colfax, the rate of increase that were seen in California. This faster and steeper than the summer surge. And here in San Francisco, we're seeing an explosion of new cases throughout the city, with the virus becoming more widespread. Colfax says the city's hospitals and intensive care units are able to care for everyone now. But he warned that may not be true if cases continue to rise. The University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse as part of the class action lawsuit more than 6000 patients of Dr James Heaps. Could receive part of the settlement. Ah federal judge must approve the proposed settlement, which was filed today in federal court. Patients have accused heaps of sexual assault and sexual misconduct between 1983 and 2018. He has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges involving seven women and denied wrongdoing. He's due back in state court next month. I'm
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"Left. I just got one more note from what we were talking about. With the with the virus spread like times had a story on San Francisco, which was almost completely shut down and the virus is what way low Now they've opened up, and now the viruses are rising again. So they might have to shut down and they have AH public health director Dr Grant Colfax, and he is also saying that the Latino community is getting much harder hit, and he said they've tried to partner with Black, Latino and some morning organizations. Reach out to residents. They find that they're mistrustful of government. Have limited English speaking ability, whether that be in the country illegally. And that combination has made them resistant to what's going on. And he says, You know, we're trying to educate. About masking. So this is what I was thinking must be going on to some extent and some of these neighborhoods they're not wearing the masks, and Colfax is pointing to Mistrust of government being here illegally limited English speaking capability. They're spending a lot of money, trying to connect with these people and get them to understand what's going on. Because the rate of spread even in San Francisco is way out of proportion in this neighborhood. The stories everywhere I'm sure Spanish language is carrying, and I haven't checked out Monday lately, but are they not believing it? They're not trusting it. But then people they know get it. Then maybe somebody in a far family dies. And don't they believe it then or I don't know. There's some kind of disconnect. Yeah. Right back here in L. A county we brought to this story some months ago, Bill delusion with Fox 11 was the first to find out about this and did a pretty good piece on it. L a county has its own communications department, but they have instead been using tax money. To hire these PR firms. To help my place with his put to help guide the county's covered 19 messaging. And apparently, they're even using federal coronavirus relief money. To pay for some of it. That was the cares, act. And right now there's not another round of that coming. So was $400,000 a few months ago. Now it's $3 million. And what is it? What if they got in for it? Nothing. They keep telling us well, The numbers are going up and going up. Looks like we're going to shut down again. Well, what was the point of all this messaging? Well, it's what you were just talking about the response back then it will play the story from Bill Delusion, but Part of the response was because of the diverse community. We need help to reach all the people that are affected by covert 19. There's not a shortage. Of Spanish language media. What about I or were publications Department of Public Health? Put that out or websites to go? They're not responding to Bill's latest report, Right, Let's play his story and then talk about it. For the past eight.
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"Go back a year, and you certainly find diners who enjoyed the city's phenomenal restaurants but their love of our food as greatest. It was intended to be a given taken for granted fast forward to today, and you find many of us gushing about what a great meal we had at the House of Prime Rib last night. What a fun lunch. We had a hill stone today. That is, if we were fortunate enough to even get in giving that restaurants were only allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Well, I'm glad we got to experience it because, after Friday night, we go back to no end or dining. It's standalone restaurants and in shopping centers and venues like museums. Seem surprising, given the San Francisco was in the least restrictive yellow tear in California's reopening plan. However, the reason that's pulled back is being imposed is because of the rapid and significant increase in covert cases, including an astounding 250% jump since October. 2nd projections show that unless we take these steps, we could easily see the number of new cases per day in San Francisco sore from the current 100 or less to 300 a day by the end of December. Most remarkable is our fatality rate at about 17 deaths for 100,000 residents. It is by far the lowest among all major cities in the And it states. And yet, as good as the city has been, Dr Grant Colfax, the director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, says the biggest danger for San Francisco all along has been complacency and being too self congratulatory. It's tough not to get angry with Sam Francisco Mayor London breed in terms of imposing the tougher restrictions, But in fairness He's just the messenger. It's sickening to see what mismanagement of the homeless issue has done to our once proud city of San Francisco, for that may breed does deserve some blame. But the pandemic is different May breed was remember the first mayor in the country to impose shelter in place, and that action alone sharply limited the number of cases reported here and became a model for the entire country. The ramifications of the pandemic have hit everyone. I focused on restaurants today because I know so many in the business from owners do servers, two dishwashers and with two grown daughters. I don't have the same focus on education that I used to have. But the controversy over in person or distance learning as both sides adamant, and they're both right. Similarly, local stores are closing at a rapid rate. Well Democrats and Republicans are you about a stimulus instead of simply passing the damn thing right now to help people who desperately need it. Let's just grit our teeth and hope these new restrictions slow down the alarming increases that we're saying moving along. It's good to know that with all the problems the corona viruses created, there's still other issues in San Francisco, which are being addressed. Specifically, I'm talking about the update given by an appointed task force to the San Francisco School board on their effort to rename dozens of schools in the city. Now we're talking who cares about the homeless problem? I just mentioned how public school students are getting an education during the pandemic. Let's argue over whether 44 of the district's 125 schools should be renamed. Some parents say it's time to acknowledge that a name reflects values on the other side, or five high school alumni societies, who criticized the renaming process, saying that Midi didn't consult professional historians. What a silly thing to say. And why should facts get in the way? If it's politically incorrect, it must be gone immediately, or am I being too sarcastic? After all, isn't it about time we stopped honoring politicians who didn't vote 100% on any progressive issue. Wait. That's a Francisco mayor in 1986 Dianne Feinstein allegedly allowed a vandalized Confederate flag flying in for the city, all to be replaced. Well, remove her name from the Dianne Feinstein Elementary School Right now, forget that his mayor, she held the city together after the shocking murders of made George Mosconi and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Don't give her any credit for repeatedly being re elected to the U. S senate and earning a distinguished reputation amongst her colleagues as an intelligent, hardworking senator. Just gloss over the fact that it was actually Feinstein's decisions that brought a permanent end to the presence of any Confederate flag outside City Hall in San Francisco..
San Francisco's Preparations and Response to COVID-19
"Francisco's Francisco's mayor mayor of London. Breed has announced the city is spending nearly half a $1,000,000 on responding to the Corona virus pandemic. That money is coming from other services. That's why she's urging city residents that he'd public health orders to curb the spread and community transmission of the Corona virus Breed Warren's should the pandemic continue beyond next year. It would drain more city resource is Cape Phase, Christina Honest that reports San Francisco Mayor London Breed says she plans to spend $446 million to address the Corona virus pandemic this year through June 2021. That includes $56 million to boost mobile testing sites and the most impacted neighborhoods like the latte, next community in the Excelsior in the mission and the black community in the Bay View and Tenderloin. Reed ticks off a list of services that money will go towards this fiscal year. It includes $16.5 million in funding for communications and operations. 185 million for our health response, 62 million for food distributions and programs that are pit stops. 183 million for housing and shelter programs. It's important to remember that this funding really assumes that we don't see any major surges. If that happens, we will need to divert. Even more resource is and that's why it is so critical that everybody does its part, their part to stop the spread. Thiss stretches beyond June, and there's going to be even more of a drain on our budget next year. But the mayor warns the workable budget relies on federal reimbursements and cares Act dollars. San Francisco, like other cities and states is suffering a deficit due to the pandemic Breeds budget relies on reserves to close an estimated $1.5 billion budget gap over the next two years. It also uses $93 million from the General Fund. San Francisco has been on the government's watch list since late July due to increasing Corona virus infections as breed lists the latest numbers of corona virus infections and deaths. She suggests there's no going back to normal. As of today we have 7692 cases on DH. Sadly, 67 people have died from Cove. It Until we have a vaccine until we're in a better place. We know that we need to continue to socially distanced herself from one another. Where are mask as much as possible and follow our public helped guidelines. We have to start getting comfortable with it. We have to start changing our behavior. It really is. What's going to make the difference. There are some positive signs, says public health director Dr Grant Colfax. He says the rate of Corona virus hospitalizations air down and under indicators. Show a slowing of community transmission. We are currently carrying for 88 San Franciscans with covert 19 in our local hospitals. That is a slight drop from last week. Remember, it is an almost 25% reduction from our peak in July. We're currently finding about 85 new cases of covert 19 every day. That number has started to drop from its high point a few weeks ago, but it is still a cause for great concern. Anything above 50 new cases per day puts us in the red Zone. On our highest alert level. And we have been there for the past seven weeks. City officials are pushing
"dr grant colfax" Discussed on KGO 810
"The city opening up more businesses anytime soon. Dr Grant Colfax, saying the number of new cases continues to keep the city on the state's watch list. We're finding about 90 new cases of covert 19 every day. That number has started to drop a bit from its high 0.2 weeks ago, but it is still very concerning Dr Colfax says the pause in the city's reopening likely is causing the rate of new cases too slow a vet. One of California's too powerful teachers. Unions is warning that reopening schools would be reckless to California Federation of Teachers making the comment after Governor Gavin Newsom release details for elementary school seeking to reopen within person instruction amid the pandemic. The guidelines or far are for public, private and charter schools seeking permission to resume in person classes if their county is on a Corona virus monitoring list. California Association of Private School organizations says it seemed considerable interest in applying for the reopening waivers. County health officers, though, will decide whether to send applications on to the state for final consideration. A 22nd inmate has died from Cove in 19 at San Quentin State Prison correction officials say the inmate died yesterday after having exploded during the month of July. The outbreak, it's and Quentin shows signs of slowing down just a bit. Take a look at your traffic around the Bay Area. A brush fire is brewing, causing delays on the roadway. We'll get to it. Next on Katie. Go Jae foreigner here. CEO of Rocket Mortgage Making the right financial decisions has never been more important. When you turned a rocket mortgage, we can help guide you to those right decisions now.
"dr grant colfax" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It's 5 30 Live from Kaku. Edie News. I'm Brian. What? Good morning, A federal judge is extending restrictions on the Oakland Police Department. The judge's restraining officers from using less lethal projectiles like rubber bullets in limits their use of tear gas and flash bang grenades during demonstrations. Protesters and activist groups filed a lawsuit last month calling for the restrictions. They alleged that OPD officers unlawfully attacked demonstrators during black lives matter protests and violated their own crowd control policies. Walter Riley is an attorney for the plaintiffs in the suit. Me looking for a permanent ban. To the use of these weapons, which is exactly what we want. We're not proposing to compromise on a permanent ban the use of these weapons under any circumstances. An Oakland police representative says the department will abide by the court orders. In response to a surgeon, Covad 19. Hospitalization. San Francisco is opening a new health care facility in the Presidio that Khun Treat up to 93 non covert patients. Dr. Grant Colfax is the director of the Department of Public Health. If things continue at current rates, we estimate that on average, we will have more than 750 San Franciscans in the hospital by mid October. Colfax says the facility could be used as a relief valve. A new documentary streaming on ladies. Truly California. Siri's looks at the ripple effects after a public hospital in the East Bay serving mostly low income people of color closed. Sasha Coca tells us how Cove in 19 is magnifying the crisis. We have the hospital period. It's it's gone. Something like that happens. Where am I going to go? Film by Bo Covitz is called the desert, and it follows ambulance drivers, firefighters and patients, some of whom now have to travel hours on buses to get treatment. Doctors Medical Centre in West Contra Costa County shut down five years ago, citing budget concerns. They mostly serve patients who were uninsured or on medical. Now, former hospital employees have set up a tiny urgent care clinic where they try to triage patients with just 1/4 of their former staff. Take.
FDA relaxes rules on who can donate as COVID-19 cancels blood drives
"As blood donations have dropped across the country due to the corona virus pandemic San Francisco lawmakers are drawing attention to federal rules that limit gay and bisexual blood donations KPFA is Daniel when he has the story senator Scott Wiener launch they give for a gay blood drive where people can donate their blood on behalf of the gay and bisexual men who are currently banned by the FDA from doing so Wiener says this needs to change especially in light of a blood shortage resulting from covert nineteen so there is no scientific basis whatsoever to restrict gay and bisexual men from giving blood it is irrational it's discriminatory and it undermines our ability to get people to donate blood it's leaving millions of people al healthy people who want to donate blood to support their community Weiner says the ban was put in place after the HIV epidemic in nineteen seventy seven regulators ruled that gay men could donate blood only if they abstain from intercourse with another man for one year after the corona virus outbreak Weiner wrote a letter to the FDA urging a chain the FDA this month's reduce the limitations allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they abstain from having sex for the last three months Wiener says it's still a ban San Francisco mayor London breed agrees she donated blood on behalf of senator Wiener mayor breed says people should not be restricted on how they can help their community based on who they love just think about it Scott Wiener is a state senator here in California and is prohibited from giving blood the person who is leading our public health charge Dr grant Colfax because he is gay can not give blood even though he is the person in the city spear heading the public health response to keep all San Franciscans safe supervisor Rafael man a man who is here today who serves on the board of supervisors and works tirelessly for the residents of San Francisco incredible people incredible leaders a desire to serve and because of these outdated restrictions by the FDA they can't serve their city and their country in this way breed says policies needs to evolve with the times and look the covert nineteen outbreak is the time when people need to help each other in any way they can San Francisco supervisor Catherine Stefani says that the FDA needs to end the ban if they want to help the epidemic if the FDA is serious about addressing our covert nineteen blood shortage it needs to fully put aside is discriminatory restrictions immediately some city policy makers have had first hand experience of being turned away from blood donation drives Tom temprano the vice president of the San Francisco City College Board of trustees says he was rejected when he tried to serve his community by giving blood when he was in high school she describes the moment during the blood drive when he was asked if he'd had intercourse with the same sex I had worked very hard and enjoyed a lot to come out as a high school student and was not gonna go back into the closet just to donate blood and so I answered honestly and I said yes I have and the full bottom mist was stunned and told me I'm sorry but you can't donate blood no other students in my high school was told that they could not donate blood and it it just my stomach fell I called my lesbian arts that night crying because I couldn't understand why the government what a let me help out and wouldn't let me participate in this and the fact that fifteen years later I still can't donate improviser Rafael Mandel man the sole gay man on the board of supervisors has authored a resolution urging the FDA to lift its ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating
"dr grant colfax" Discussed on KGO 810
"Details around what this means and how we will be impacted county wide in San Francisco as well as the entire region throughout the bay area I want to introduce Dr grant Colfax you're listening to a press conference from San Francisco city leaders this is key GOP tax thank you mehr good afternoon I am Dr grant Colfax director of health for the city and county as the coronavirus situation continues to change rapidly in our city and region I want to make sure that all San Franciscans I understand that we are entering a new phase in our response our response has always been grounded in data science and fax that continues to be the case today as we look at the patterns in our country state and region we are seeing a rapidly escalating cases and serious illnesses due to a coronavirus this requires an escalating response the evidence tells us that now is the time to implement the staff today we are ordering that everyone in San Francisco you can remain at home until April seventh this is a critical intervention that we know can reduce harm and save lives the corona viruses spreading in our community and we need to slow it down over the weekend barely county health officers from six counties conferred and agreed that this step is needed immediately based on what we can project now is the time to do everything we can to prevent the situation from getting much worse in a matter of days four weeks every hour counts with everyone cooperating with these orders both locally and regionally we will be able to adjust to the new rules over the next few weeks we know that there will be a lot of questions and concerns at the beginning of this we are committed to providing the most clear.
"dr grant colfax" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Details around what this means and how we will be impacted county wide in San Francisco as well as the entire region throughout the bay area I want to introduce Dr grant Colfax thank you mehr good afternoon I am Dr grant Colfax director of health for the city and county as the coronavirus situation continues to change rapidly in our city and region I want to make sure that all San Franciscans I understand that we are entering a new phase in our response our response has always been grounded in data science and fax that continues to be the case today as we look at the patterns in our country state and region we are seeing a rapidly escalating cases and serious illnesses due to a coronavirus this requires an escalating response the evidence tells us that now is the time to implement the staff today we are ordering that everyone in San Francisco you can remain at home until April seventh this is a critical intervention that we know can reduce harm and save lives the corona virus is spreading in our community and we need to slow it down over the weekend barely county health officers from six counties conferred and agreed that this step is needed immediately based on what we can project now is the time to do everything we can to prevent the situation from getting much worse in a matter of days four weeks every hour counts with everyone cooperating with these orders both locally and regionally we will be able to adjust to the new rules over the next few weeks we know that there will be a lot of questions and concerns at the beginning of this we are committed to providing the most clear and up to date information you and everyone needs we all have frequently asked questions on the SF gov and department of public health websites bus shelters and radio ads and we will continue to update the public through the media Anne's please please.
"dr grant colfax" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Counties of Alameda Contra Costa Millions of San Francisco San Mateo. Santa Clara has got to be like at least ten million fifteen million people. The population of the seven deaths reported in California seven deaths. So that's maybe one in a million people three have been in the bay area to Santa Clara and one in San Mateo. Oh Oh they're talking about all of California counties townie right. Wow Mondays order came from the public. One del Sur county. Yeah so yeah. Those numbers are a I mean. There's more veterans that die every day of suicide. You know there's there's more people I'm sure. Dying of diabetes. Yeah I don't see people. Sheltering in diabetes is going around none of the numbers that they're publishing support what they're doing and the level of panic that they're displaying. Which says to me that either. They're faking up to panic for some reason or they're lying about the numbers it has to be one of the two. Dr Grant Colfax. San Francisco's health officer emphasized. There would be some give in the stay at home directive. You will still be able to walk your dog. Go on a hike alone or with someone you live with With another person as long as you keep six.