Latest numbers signal Omicron is loosening its grip on L.A. region. Plus: Coliseum NASCAR, Kaiser Permanente's MediCal deal, and more – The P.M. Edition

What's happening today: More signs that Omicron is loosening its grip on L.A.; Experts advise keeping N95 masks even after current surge; Kaiser Permanente strikes deal with Gov. Newsom to allow it to select its MediCal members; Santa Ana winds sticking around through the weekend; L.A. Memorial Coliseum will host NASCAR race for first time. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show:

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