New York Mayor-Elect Explains Plans to ‘Revisit’ Vaccine Mandate

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New York City’s mayor-elect connected Friday explained what helium meant erstwhile helium said helium wanted to “revisit” the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workers.

“We request to revisit however we’re going to code the vaccine mandates,” Adams said during a cablegram TV quality connected Wednesday.

Adams said helium would promote Mayor Bill de Blasio to speech with unions arsenic the parties attempted to scope an statement connected however applications for exemptions and different details were handled.

“Here’s an accidental for him to bring astir a solution and erstwhile I inherit this situation, I’m going to bring astir a resolution,” helium added.

The comments near immoderate expressing optimism that Adams would easiness the mandate, which is among the harshest successful the nation.

Appearing connected CNN connected Nov. 5, Adams was asked astir what helium meant.

Adams archetypal hailed de Blasio being capable to hammer retired deals with 4 large unions before stressing the value of having conversations with national leaders. He besides indicated helium could alteration however radical who assertion spiritual exemptions are treated.

“One country I would look at, if you person a genitor who has had the quality not to person a vaccine for immoderate of their children due to the fact that of spiritual observations, we cannot each of a abrupt alteration that rule,” helium said.

“If that is simply a consistency that this genitor had for implicit 20-something years, past we person to respect that now, adjacent with the [COVID] vaccine now, and those are the areas I privation to drill successful and marque definite that we proceed with the occurrence that we person witnessed,” helium added.

Host Wolf Blitzer wondered wherefore the mandate would beryllium altered astatine all, fixed that vaccination rates person accrued to 92 percent among metropolis workers since it was imposed.

“Because we are palmy successful it, and that’s wherefore we could revisit, and marque definite we get 100 percent. What’s stopping the adjacent 8 percent? Let’s find out,” Adams said. “If we don’t beryllium down and truly excavation into what’s stopping that past 8 percent, we’re not going to scope our goal.”

The Democrat acknowledged immoderate information of New York workers whitethorn proceed to defy getting a COVID-19 vaccine but expressed anticipation successful getting astatine slightest three-quarters of the unvaccinated vaccinated.

Adams, who easy won the predetermination to win the term-limited de Blasio, besides said that the regularisation that led to the Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving not playing truthful acold this play would not beryllium changed.

“New York City is not going to alteration their rule,” helium said.

Irving, who remains unvaccinated, is not allowed to play successful the Nets’ location games due to the fact that of the city’s mandate. The squad is preventing him from playing distant games due to the fact that of the situation.

Zachary Stieber


Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.

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