With gun violence hitting fever pitch in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed Wednesday that a coronavirus vaccine would somehow cure the shooting epidemic.
“We are dealing with a challenge we’ve never seen in the city. It is, thank God, temporary … there will be a vaccine, there will be a turnaround,” de Blasio said when asked at his daily press conference about the surging gunplay.
The NYPD reported Wednesday that shootings have spiked by 151 incidents in August, from 91 to 242, which is a 161 percent increase from the same time last year.
We're so glad you could attend,
Come inside, come inside
There behind a glass stands a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass, move along, move along
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
The greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth
You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo
You've got to see the show, its rock and roll, oh
And he laughs until he cries, then he dies, then he dies