NYC Orders Covid-19 Vaccines Or Weekly Tests For All Public Workers
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Mon 26th July 2021 | 10:26 PM
New York City will require all municipal workers to get vaccinated against coronavirus or take a weekly test, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday as the Delta variant fuels an uptick in cases in the metropolis
New York, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Jul, 2021 ) :New York City will require all municipal workers to get vaccinated against coronavirus or take a weekly test, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday as the Delta variant fuels an uptick in cases in the metropolis.
"This is about our recovery. This is about keeping people safe," de Blasio told a press conference.
The measure announced Monday is the most stringent measure taken so far in the US megacity to boost vaccination rates following a campaign based on voluntary participation and incentives.
In New York, 59 percent of the entire population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 but the speed of injections has slowed.
Controversy is building in the United States over what steps should be taken to increase vaccination rates against the Delta variant, which accounts for more than 89 percent of US infections, according to estimates.
Many health officials are pushing to make vaccination mandatory, at least for certain segments of the population.
"The health and safety of US workers, families, communities, and the nation depends on it," said the statement, whose signatories included the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association.
Several Republican-led states have instead passed laws banning coercive measures, though, particularly in schools.