Liberal states and Democrat leaders have embraced lockdowns and government control, despite the harm and documented ineffectiveness of these measures.
Many left-wing states reman significantly shut down, yet they still have more cases per capita than red states like Florida and Texas. The numbers and science aren’t guiding the Democrats anymore; it is all about control and how much of this virus can be used to usher in more government power.
New York became the first state to officially implement a vaccine passport program. Other blue states are following suit; however, New York isn’t even fully open.
According to Townhall, New York City has set July 1 as the date for their reopening.
A Closer Look at New York City’s Plan for Reopening
Yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed that businesses, offices, theaters, and other establishments will reopen on July 1.
The Democrat NYC mayor stated that the rise in vaccinated New Yorkers has engendered the decision to reopen; de Blasio then explained that the “full strength” reopening will come after the more than 6.3 million New Yorkers who are currently vaccinated.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) April 29, 2021
During an interview with Morning Joe, de Blasio also made sure to mention that free vaccinations are available in the Empire State. After speaking about New York City’s plan to reopen, de Blasio also weighed in on the nursing home scandals, sexual harassment allegations, and other controversies facing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
De Blasio ultimately opined that Cuomo ought to resign from office. After weighing in on the litany of issues facing the Democrat governor of New York, the NYC mayor declared that Cuomo is in no position to lead.
Vaccine Passports in New York
While speaking about the forthcoming reopening of New York City, De Blasio did not talk about vaccine passports or the role they’ll play in reopening.
By embracing a vaccine passport program, New York has only set the stage for other blue states to follow suit. Shortly after New York implemented the Excelsior Pass program, Hawaii (another blue state) announced earlier this month the decision to start their own vaccine passport program.
45.6% of New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and 33.4% have completed their vaccine series.
-250,711 total doses were administered over the past 24 hours
-15,170,850 total doses administered to date
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 29, 2021
Thus far, the New York governor has not indicated that he plans to resign from office. However, the comments from the NYC mayor come as no shock. Cuomo and de Blasio have never really gotten along, despite them both being Democrat leaders in the state of New York.
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