New York City’s Eric Adams is officially the biggest clown mayor in the United States.
He takes the crown in my books after his latest move.
Adams lifted NYC’s private sector COVID-19 jab mandate.
For professional athletes.
Millionaires can play a game making tens of thousands per day, but working-class citizens can’t feed their families.
NYC’s pro athletes who couldn’t play home games due to the mandate now received the green light from the mayor.
That includes the NBA’s Nets and Knicks, MLB’s Mets and Yankees, and NHL’s Rangers.
While I likely left a few out, those teams have caused quite the controversy in recent months.
In particular, the Nets and Yankees.
Kyrie Irving and Aaron Judge were the highest-profile NYC athletes unable to play home games due to the private sector COVID-19 jab mandate.
Here’s the latest:
Adams to lift vaccine mandate for performers and athletes like Kyrie Irving ahead of MLB's Opening Day https://t.co/Y9iCqpB6OK
— POLITICO Pro (@POLITICOPro) March 23, 2022
— Viral News NY (@ViralNewsNYC) March 23, 2022
From the New York Post:
Mayor Eric Adams will ease the city’s private-sector vaccination mandate so Nets star Kyrie Irving — and some possibly unvaccinated Mets and Yankees — can compete at home, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Adams is expected to announce the reversal of his earlier stance on Thursday, the source told The Post.
The move will cover Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, home to the Nets, as well as Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, the Mets’ Citi Field in Queens and Manhattan’s famed Madison Square Garden, home to both the Knicks and the Rangers, the source said.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is widely suspected to be unvaccinated, and the Bombers are scheduled to face off against the rival Boston Red Sox at home on April 7, the opening day of Major League Baseball’s 2022 season.
The Mets have their home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 15.
Even Politico noted the hypocrisy of the decision applying only to the city’s pro athletes:
The news — which comes one week after Adams said he expects to eventually roll back the city’s mandates for all private-sector employers — was criticized by City Hall’s former Covid-19 senior adviser Jay Varma, who also worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“I think the same rules on vaccination should apply uniformly to all,” Varma said in an interview. “If there’s a carveout for this group, why can’t any other group then raise its hand and say, I deserve a carveout too.”
“Basically it sends a message that this is an arbitrary rule — that if you’re rich enough and powerful enough and high profile enough, that you don’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else,” Varma added.
Eric Adams should have rolled back the vaccine mandate for EVERYONE! Not just millionaire sports players but the civil servants especially who were the heroes at the time of the lockdown & pandemic and he made them zeroes. Rollback ALL the mandates now!https://t.co/YiZ0W1mXyW
— Curtis Sliwa (@CurtisSliwa) March 23, 2022
On the other hand, I want to draw attention to the athletes this mandate reversal impacts.
Working-class New Yorkers still cannot get a job in the city unless they partake in a medical experiment.
If these athletes cared about their fans, they’d remain in the stands until the mandates end for all New Yorkers.
While I doubt they’ll do that, it will speak volumes if they suit up and unvaccinated New Yorkers still cannot go to work.
.@KyrieIrving if you're really a man of the people, you won't play until all fired workers get their jobs back.
— Stephanie Edmonds (@TeachLiberty1) March 24, 2022
New Yorkers even protested for Kyrie Irving outside of the Barclays Center.
It would be a slap in the face from Irving if he plays in the Barclays Center without the mandates ending for ALL New Yorkers.