Yesterday, New York City lame duck Mayor Bill de Blasio imposed a Greenpass style vaccine mandate system that will go into effect on December 27th. Children as young as 5 will be barred from dining and social establishments, and a bevy of school activities without at least their first dose. Children 12 and older will need proof of 2 doses. And private employers will have to comply with full vaccination for their employees. de Blasio is for all intents and purposes, taking a giant poop in the middle of Times Square and leaving it for the new Mayor Eric Adams to clean up when he takes office in January. What kind of lame duck politician would do this? Is he planning to run as PM of Italy? No, even more important, he's considering a run for Governor, the position vacated by the former darling of the Covid lockdown outed as a sexual miscreant Andrew Cuomo. Whose brother Chris, a mainstay of CNN, was just fired for "advising" his big brother on how to manhandle allegations of sexual harassment. My God. New York State sat on the mountaintop of cool. Now it's the Dumpire State.
‘Blindsided’: Fury in NYC as de Blasio gives firms just 3 weeks to get vaxxe
Mayor Bill de Blasio sprang a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on all private businesses in New York City on Monday — drawing immediate rebuke from trade groups, New York office workers and some fellow elected officials who said the backbone of the Big Apple was “blindsided” by the stunning move.
De Blasio, whose mayoralty ends at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, labeled making vaccines compulsory for private businesses a “pre-emptive strike” against an expected surge in COVID infections this winter amid the emergence of the Omicron variant.
“We’re going to announce a first-in-the-nation measure,” de Blasio said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” pinning the move on getting “ahead of Omicron and all the other challenges we’re facing right now.” The city so far has just seven known cases of the new variant, according to state data released Saturday.
Adding to the shockwave, the policy is scheduled to go into effect in just 21 days, on Dec. 27. The announcement left New Yorkers and the city’s business community flabbergasted. Read more here.