New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appears to have called for a vaccine mandate on the subway, meaning that anyone who hasn’t taken the COVID vaccine would be banned from traveling throughout the city.
De Blasio made the call on Twitter, writing “We know vaccine mandates work.”
He added, “New York City is proof of that. Now let’s go even further. I’m urging @GovKathyHochul to institute an MTA vaccine mandate. Let’s do what we can to keep our city, our residents, and our workforce safe.”
We know vaccine mandates work — New York City is proof of that. Now let's go even further.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 23, 2021
I'm urging @GovKathyHochul to institute an MTA vaccine mandate. Let's do what we can to keep our city, our residents, and our workforce safe.
It would mean that not only would a vaccine mandate be in place to visit gyms, restaurants, cinemas and the like, but also that anyone wanting to go anywhere, including traveling to work would have to show proof of vaccination.
Some suggested that De Blasio meant a mandate for MTA workers, however the tweet clearly does not single out workers.
Many are not impressed with the suggestion:
You are doing everything you can to bring the rioting taking place all over Europe to NYC, aren’t you?...— Let’s Go Brandon 🏳️🌈 (@cyn8102) November 23, 2021
That’s what you’re worried about? Trains have a worse in time performance than in 2017 when we had a literal state of emergency, bc of 20 min intervals mid rush hour there’s dangerous overcrowding, and you’re worried about a mandate?— a tribe called Chris 🗽 (@iamChrisVolpe) November 23, 2021
Bill, when is your term up? I want to come visit NYC again.— Tim Menoch (@MenochTim) November 23, 2021
Nope. This is insane. You are not instituting an internal passport with conditions for free movement around the city that disproportionately impacts the homeless, brings everyone into greater contact with the NYPD, and is logistically impossible anyway. Are you high?— Shea (@shearogersnyc) November 23, 2021
I too can make "facts" up and post them on the internet. For example: the sky is green.— malodorouscarnivalworker (@malodorouscarny) November 23, 2021
de Blasio doesn’t want black people riding the subway, pass it on.— Ron Klain RTs (@RonKlainRTs) November 23, 2021
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