Horrifying: Mayor Adams Picks and Chooses who may be Exempt from Vaccination Mandate

Horrifying: Mayor Adams Picks and Chooses who may be Exempt from Vaccination Mandate

By Yehudit Garmaise

New York City’s vaccine mandate required more than 300,000 city workers to vaccinate, however, today, Mayor Eric Adams issued a new executive order that exempts professional athletes, musicians, and other performers from receiving the shot in order to work.

Many city workers are outraged that while celebrities are exempted from the vaccine mandate, they must vaccinate.

“If the mandate isn’t necessary for famous people, then it’s not necessary for the cops who are protecting our city in the middle of a crime crisis,” fumed Patrick Lynch, the president of the Police Benevolent Association President, who along with other police unions, has repeatedly sued the city on the grounds that the Oct. 29, 2021, vaccine mandate was unfair.

Lieutenants Benevolent Association head Lou Turco simply told the NY Daily News, “I’m not surprised.” 

“It is hypocritical to allow athletes not to get vaccinated, while forcing police officers to get vaccinated to keep their jobs,” Turco said. “We’re told the vaccination mandate is necessary because they’re following the science.

“Where is the science that supports immunity if you’re able to make free throws or throw a baseball 95 miles an hour?”

“The city should not create exceptions to its vaccination requirements without compelling reason,” said a spokeswoman for the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). “If the rules are going to be suspended, particularly for people with influence, then the UFT and other city unions are ready to discuss how exceptions could be applied to city workers.”

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