The problem: Mayor Adams’ decision to introduce a vaccination exemption for athletes and artists.
So Mayor Adams repeals all mandates for professional athletes (“Play ball!” 25th March).
Proving he’s just another hypocritical politician, his about-face on athlete mandates was quick when billionaire team owners called — but firefighters, police officers and other municipal and private sector workers get a collective middle finger from Adams.
It’s easy to lead from the front when the rich and powerful are behind you, but the poor, everyday workers or women, well, they just have to fend for themselves.
While it’s bad enough for Mayor Adams to offer the spin-off, shame on any of the players or artists who accept such a grant of privileges.
Especially those like Kyrie Irving, who claimed his actions supported those who lost their jobs because of mandates.
The real fans and heroes are the ordinary people, as well as the nurses, first responders, and other city workers. What a disgusting slap in the face for her.
Adams exempts athletes and performers from vaccination requirements. Meanwhile, many in the NYPD and FDNY, as well as teachers, have been fired for not getting vaccinated.
In my opinion, this is a double standard. The mayor is a hypocrite. Why do only the rich and famous get exceptions?
Our police and fire departments protect us from harm, and our teachers educate our children and are vital to our well-being. Shame on the mayor. That is not right.
Well, now we know where Adams’ real priorities lie: in the special suites or box seats in our sports stadiums or buildings.
Unvaccinated athletes can play and possibly infect their whole team or spectators, no problem. But police, firefighters, sanitation and health workers can only work if they are vaccinated. Talk about hypocrisy.
Adams will lift COVID vaccine restrictions on athletes and artists. This creates a great injustice.
Employees are still being laid off due to the mandate requiring workers to be vaccinated.
These workers risked their lives and worked when there was no vaccine. Still, the rules are being changed for high-paying athletes who have survived the peak of COVID.
Who knew New York could get someone just as bad, if not worse, than Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Adams is clueless. He lets pro athletes play, vaccinated or not, but the average worker who got fired is screwed. Sadly, New York will never come back.
Up to this point I have given Adams the benefit of the doubt. But that terrible double standard decision can haunt his mayoralty.
We cannot have one rule for one group and another rule for another. It can only divide us more than we already are.
We were never all in it together. There are working people who have lost their livelihood because they made a choice. Some of these workers have been serenaded with banging pots and pans for showing up during the lockdown.
If Mayor Adams wants to show true courage and leadership, he should revisit this issue now and rescind the Vax mandate for all.
Adams lets professional athletes call the shots.
Unvaccinated sports stars who have been kowtowing their entire lives are now eligible to play. Adams had the opportunity to make a goal-line stand and conceded.
Why do you ask? Yankees President Randy Levine and Mets President Sandy Alderson complained that stars like Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, Jacob deGrom or Pete Alonso might not be able to play home games.
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