Mayor Adams says cast members are exempt from Vax mandates — what about clown poles?

Due to the latest wave of Mayor Adams’ magical COVID wand, Unvaccinated Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is allowed to play home games at Atlantic and Flatbush. The ushers at the Barclays Center on the other hand and the guy pouring the beer and the ticket taker, they still need to get the push or get fired.

You must hand it over to Hizoner. His exemption from compulsory workplace vaccinations for the super-rich athletes and entertainers at least codifies what we’ve known all along: COVID rules are for the dirty masses, not important people.

Now that the Mayor, in his merciful goodwill, is allowing Pre-K students to study mask-free, the workplace vaccination order is the last major COVID restriction that remains in place. But why? New Yorkers can now roam freely around their millions of neighbors except when going to work?

NYC Mayor Adams Vaccination Order Announcement.
Mayor Eric Adams announced an exception to the workplace vaccination mandate for professional athletes and entertainers.
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Eric Adams
Mayor Adams needs to rip the patch off and take bold steps on the vaccination mandate.
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Kyrie Irving
Irving is allowed to play home games.
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That obviously doesn’t make sense, which is probably why Adams says he won’t really bother enforcing the mandate anyway. This week, the mayor had this to say about Jabs and Jobs: “As we said before, the motto is that we will not be heavy-handed with the mandate of the private sector,” adding: “We will not be walking around the buildings.” and check vaccination records.”

Then why the rule at all?

Meanwhile, police unions are rightfully furious that vaccine-free Yankees and Mets can wear NYPD and FDNY hats to honor our best and bravest during a ballgame, but anyone who refuses a vaccine is barred from wearing the actual uniform wear. As with so many issues like crime and vagrancy, Mayor Adams needs to tear the pavement down and make bold moves. His half measures, which are supposed to please everyone, cloud the promise of his new government day after day. And if he doesn’t rescind the workplace mandate, he should at least have a decent explanation as to why he doesn’t.

Anthony Rizzo #48 of the New York Yankees wears an NYPD hat during the game.
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A member of the New York Yankees holds an NYPD hat before a game.
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For many small business owners, the most stifling aspect of the COVID response wasn’t the rules and restrictions themselves, but the fact that they seemed to be changing every five minutes, with each change costing more. These companies need to know which rules apply not only today but also in the future. Adams’ vague promises that the mandate could eventually end are far from good enough.

At the start of this whole COVID fiasco, for those who can remember that far back, we were supposedly “all in it together.” It was always a lie; today, with the fame of Mayor Adams, it’s a sick joke.

The Mayor insists he wants Gotham to swing again, that we are social creatures and that New York gets its pride back. Well, if that’s what he wants, a good way to get there is to allow people to actually go to their places of work and allow employers to stop being the vaccination cops.

NYC Mayor Adams vaccination order announcement at Citi Field.
Adams said, “We will not be heavy-handed with the private sector mandate.”
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Technically, I think that exception should apply to our city’s political leadership, since clowns are entertainers, but even people with real jobs making the city run and shake deserve to be under the yoke of vaccination regulations. It’s over, Mayor Adams. New Yorkers want our lives back, that’s why we elected you.

David Marcus is a Brooklyn-based columnist and author of Charade: The Covid Lies That Crushed a Nation.

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