The Daily Beast
California’s deputy DA, who fought for vaccine mandate, dies suddenly after becoming ill with COVID at age 46
via Facebook A deputy district attorney and future Republican political star in California’s Orange County has died abruptly after telling friends she had been given COVID-19. Kelly Ernby, a presumed candidate for the state legislature in 2022, was only 46 years old. According to the Los Angeles Times, she fell ill shortly after speaking out against vaccine mandates at a demonstration organized by Turning Point USA on December 4. “There is nothing that matters more than our freedoms right now,” she was quoted as saying.