“If you say, ‘Your paycheck depends on it, or your ability to enjoy life, and go do the things you want to do,’ people will make the practical decision,” the New York mayor said in a CNN interview.
New York, the home of Lady Liberty.
New York is Trying to Punish Its Way to 100% COVID-19 Vaccine Compliance
When will New Yorkers ever be vaccinated enough to have their pre-COVID freedoms back?
15 out of 16 adult New Yorkers have gotten the jab, but that’s not enough to keep government from fining businesses and excluding kids.
The single-shot COVID-19 vaccination rate for New York adults is now 93%.
Beginning on Monday (Dec. 20), at the order of Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul, every business in the state was required by law to have every employee and customer show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or make everyone inside their doors over the age of 2 wear a mask.
Violators face fines of up to $1,000. Enforcement is being left to county governments, of which an estimated one-quarter—almost all run by Republicans—have indicated they will not participate in.
New York City has been running commercials showing glum teenagers excluded from fun-looking extracurricular and social events, warning parents that “your teen will miss out” unless you get them vaccinated against COVID-19. “Let your teens start being teens again!” runs the tagline.
How much government force will Democrats be willing to exert to achieve full compliance on minority communities that have lost trust in authoritative institutions? I guess we’re about to find out.