CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports:

After very close to three years and more than 100,000 deaths related to Covid-19, the nation’s largest state ends its State of Emergency related to the pandemic at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

While on March 4, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the State of Emergency in a news conference carried on virtually every local network amid concern over the state’s first virus-related death, tonight’s transition will take place with very little public notice.

While the state crossed the tragic milestone of 100,000 lives lost to Covid just last week, the current average of 22 deaths a day is nowhere near the peak of nearly 700 deaths a day in January of 2021.

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