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Panel: As Schools, Restaurants and Renters Try to Cope, Critical Questions Loom on Vaccine Supply

Santa Barbara workers, business owners, teachers, seniors and citizens of every stripe are awaiting arrival of the Covid vaccine in volume - amid a botched national rollout and yet another convoluted pandemic plan from Gavin Newsom.

Nick Welsh, Delaney Smith and Josh Molina return to Newsmakers TV for updates and analysis about the latest local impacts of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, now plauging the community with more deaths, hospitalizations and cases than ever.

While speeding to distribute its limited supply of vaccine faster than other counties, Santa Barbara public health and political officials remain uncertain and nonplussed about how and when necessary stocks will arrive; until they do, there is little hope that normalcy can return for commerce, culture, education or the economy.

Among the pandemic's current ripple effects, the gang talks about the looming expiration of anti-eviction protections for tenants - and what Santa Barbara's legislative representatives are doing about it - and the learning loss inflicted on public school students by online schooling - and how the SB board of education and district officials are trying to address it.

Plus all the latest from City Hall, where the city council was forced to confront a crucial climate change policy and issues surrounding formation of a new citizen police review board in yet another late-night marathon meeting, leaving some members grumbling about Mayor Cathy Murillo's mishandling of agendas and the flow of business.

If it's Friday, it's Newsmakers TV -- it's all here, right now.

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