Use Python/Django Virtual Environment without MySQL

I'm following this tutorial for beginner Python/Django in VS Code:

I ran the following commands in my workspace folder:

py -3 -m venv .venv

The first command ran fine, but the second errored out:

'MySQL' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I see many answers for how to solve this online... by installing MySQL. But I don't want to use MySQL in the app I'm building. So, my question is... how do I remove this dependency that seems to have added itself?

Note: I looked in the activate script, and I don't see anything directly referencing MySQL there, so I'm at a bit of a loss as to why it's trying to invoke it at all. Is MySQL just a base dependency of Python?

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