New York, New York: It’s been slowly happening but as summer winds down the mandates are going to begin takeing affect. Today Bill de Blasio, New York City’s Mayor announced that by Sept, 13 when the kids go back to school all city workes must be vaccinated or test on a weekly basis. This really is the only compromise there is.
The vaccine mandate is the first expansion of a policy announced last week that requires health care workers in public hospitals and clinics to be vaccinated by Aug. 2 or submit to weekly tests. About 60% of the city’s more than 42,000 public hospital employees have been vaccinated, according to Mitchell Katz, president and chief executive officer of the system. Only 54% of people are fully vaccinated in the city, which missed its goal of fully vaccinating 5 million New Yorkers by the end of June. Just over 4.5 million New Yorkers are fully vaccinated (Bloomberg)
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