Mayor Comrade Bill DeBlasio of New York City recently issued yet another vaccine mandate.
Starting today, all children 5 years old and up will be required to show proof of one vaccine dose to gain entrance to indoor dining, fitness and entertainment venues. Prior to now, all New Yorkers 12 and older had to show their papers at the door. Acceptable proof is the physical vaccination card, as well as virtual proof on the following apps: NYC Covid Safe App, the Clear Health Pass or the Excelsior Pass.
Also, all employees working in the private sector must be vaccinated with the covid vaccine by December 26. First it was healthcare workers, then it was teachers, then it was city workers, and now everyone needs the shot to have a job in the City of New York.
Meanwhile, President Joe “Vaccines Shouldn’t Be Mandatory” Biden’s federal vaccine mandates are getting shot down all over the country.
On November 30, a federal judge in Louisiana issued a ruling that blocks, nationwide, Biden’s mandate that healthcare workers be vaccinated. The suit, led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, was joined by 12 other states: Montana, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.
Louisiana federal Judge Terry Doughty wrote: “If the executive branch is allowed to usurp the power of the legislative branch to make laws, two of the three powers conferred by our Constitution would be in the same hands. If human nature and history teach us anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency. During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties.”
This means that hospitals funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) don’t have to worry about losing their funding if they aren’t complying with an unconstitutional mandate. Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors was blocked nationwide on December 7. In November, a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals permanently blocked the federal Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from implementing and enforcing its mandate that workers at businesses with 100 or more employees be vaccinated or tested weekly.
In spite of this, Comrade DeBlasio is ramming his mandates forward. Upon announcement of his latest mandate, DeBlasio said, “We in New York City have decided to use a pre-emptive strike to really do something bold to stop the further growth of covid and the dangers it’s causing to all of us.”
I have a few problems with this statement.
First of all, “we” haven’t decided anything. DeBlasio decided all by himself, without involving the NY State Legislature (which consists of the Senate and Assembly). the City Council or the people of NYC.
Second of all, it is apparent EVERYWHERE that vaccines are not stopping the “growth of covid.” If you read the news you can see this. But the vaccine’s inability to do this is verified by this study published on September 30, which found a “lack of meaningful association between the percentage of population fully vaccinated and new Covid cases.” Countries with 75% of the population vaccinated (such as Iceland and Poland) had far more covid cases than countries with rates as low as 10% (such as Vietnam and South Africa). The same “lack of meaningful association” occurred in heavily vaccinated U.S. counties versus counties with low rates of vaccination. Of the top 5 most vaccinated counties in the USA, the CDC classified 4 of them as experiencing “high transmission” of the virus, while those counties with low rates had low transmission rates as well.
Third of all, the latest Omicron variant is not, by any metric, dangerous. Even its discoverer in South Africa is baffled by the worldwide panic Omicron is causing, as the symptoms of infection are very mild. Every story and report about Omicron verifies this. Furthermore, the vaccines were designed for the ORIGINAL SARS-COv2 virus, not its variants. In the real world this latest variant appears to manifest as a common cold for the vast majority of people.
In fact, Pfizer says that 2 doses of the vaccine may not be sufficient to protect against Omicron, which is why they want you to get three shots. In Israel, you actually need three shots to be considered fully vaccinated; two shots will make your Green Pass invalid.
But that actually is going to work out fine for Comrade DeBlasio and his successor, Eric Adams who is really excited to keep rolling out mandates. You now need vaccine papers to work in NYC. Just imagine needing an endless series of boosters to keep your job. Congratulations to the people of New York City! The Mayor (by way of Big Pharma) now grants you permission to support and feed yourself.