New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that vaccine mandates for the city will come to an end on November 1st. However, there is just one small catch. Vaccine mandates will only come to an end for private sector workers and student-athletes. This rule change does not apply to municipal workers who must still be vaccinated. This announcement comes after months (and years) of controversy over the whole vaccine issue in New York City.
It is not quite clear why municipal workers are required to be vaccinated while everyone else in the city does not have the same rule apply to them. Maybe the reason why is because of pending legal issues. About 1,750 NYC city workers were fired due to a lack of vaccination. Many of these people are seeking legal action against the city due to what essentially amounts to discrimination. So if the vaccine mandate is lifted on them, that may cause complications legally. This is clearly a decision not made in science but made for legal reasons.
Brooklyn Nets star player Kyrie Irving chimed in the decision. He was caught up in controversy in the past NBA season due to his refusal to get vaccinated. As a New York City worker, he was unable to play for the team (for a while) due to his status. At first, he was not able to enter the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn at all. Then, he was able to enter but he could not actually play in the actual game. He could sit on the sideline, though. After the season had progressed about 2/3 of the way, New York City gave an exception for athletes and entertainers in the city. Private workers and municipal employees were still required to be vaccinated.
Kyrie stated on Twitter that everyone should have the right to work in the city if he has to work. This is simply a logical and common sense thing to say. The current rules in New York City are not at all based on science and it appears like they never have been. Big Government is not known for running efficiently or intelligently. Wether that be on the local or national level.
Kyrie Irving Slams Vax Mandates, ‘Biggest Violations Of Human Rights’
NYC ends vaccine mandate for private sector but not city workers – Gothamist
Kyrie Irving bashes Eric Adams after latest NYC vaccine mandate change: ‘Biggest violation of human rights’ | Fox News
Adams planning to end vaccine mandates on private-sector, student athletes – POLITICO
N.Y.C. Ends Private Employer Vaccine Mandate – The New York Times
James Melville on Twitter: ““There’s no science. We made it up.” https://t.co/950XXrT2Ez” / Twitter