When should the public health emergency end?

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Since first being implemented in January 2020, the state of public health emergency in the U.S. has been extended six times and is likely to remain in place "at least through the end of 2021 — and possibly beyond," The Washington Post writes.

The pandemic-sparked designation must, however, end at some point. So what might that look like, and when might it happen, both legally and in its public impact?

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