“All New York City employers will soon be required to mandate that their workers show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.” [Source: metro.co.uk]
Brought in by soon-to-be-departing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the imposition of this measure follows hospital and nursing home staff, as well as city employees such as teachers, police officers, and firefighters, already being required to submit to COVID-19 vaccines.
Needless to say, the policy has met with widespread opposition. Nearly a third of the city’s firefighters went off duty as the mandate for city employees took hold. The Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) subsequently described how the New York City Fire Department was ‘falling apart behind the scenes’. Thousands of the city’s police officers have also reportedly refused to be vaccinated.
In a further controversial move, de Blasio is widening the age range for which vaccination is required in order to enter the city’s restaurants, gyms, theaters, and other entertainment venues. This will now include children as young as 5. Significantly, however, less than 20 percent of eligible children in the United States have thus far received even a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and uptake has slowed in recent weeks.
To read our analysis of the risks of COVID-19 vaccines, see the in-depth article by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki.
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