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COVID Hypocrisy alive and well as NYC Mayor exempts pro athletes, performers from vax mandate

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While mask mandates and vaccine requirements are constantly changing, one thing remains the same: hypocrisy. On Thursday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced he was ending the employer vaccine mandate… only for the elite world of professional athletes and performers.

“Today I signed an emergency executive order expanding the performance exemption to the private employer vaccine mandate” said Adams in a press conference.

Not long ago, New York City residents were not allowed to go to the gym and were refused service by any public place without showing a vaccination card. Not long ago, our country’s most valued frontline workers and military men and women in uniform were fired from their jobs, their livelihoods completely shattered because they remained unvaccinated.

But not to worry, Adams assured the people his decision was not made “loosely or haphazardly.” That must make the nurses, cops and teachers who can’t pay their rent feel much better.

Nope; then comes the biggest slap in the face of all. “We’re making it because this city has to function” said Adams. And that right there is the liberal mindset. Millionaires playing with leather balls is more valuable to society and its continued function than literally anyone else.

Adams continued, saying the definition of healthy should not just mean “only physically healthy” but also “economically healthy.” Yet again, tell that to the thousands of individuals who were forced out of their lifelong careers for the very thing, Mr. Mayor, that you are allowing millionaires, also known as ‘economically healthy’, people to do.

National Review reports:

The exemption for athletes and entertainers comes ahead of the upcoming baseball season, opening the field for unvaccinated Mets and Yankees to play home games too. Roughly two-thirds of Yankees players and at least ten Mets remain unvaccinated and will now be able to participate, Jon Heyman of the MLB Network noted.

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  1. Mark Ridgeway

    March 31, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    How sad for NYC, Adams fooled a lot of people. Recently he said he was going to fix the homeless problem in two weeks?? NYC hotels have a 60% vacancy rate, make mine the St. Regis.

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Former Harvard medical professor says he was fired for opposing Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates

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“My hope is that someday, Harvard will find its way back to academic freedom and independence.” That is the heartfelt message from Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a former Harvard University professor of medicine since 2003, who recently announced publicly he was fired for “clinging to the truth” in his opposition to Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates.

Kulldorff posted the news on social media alongside an essay published in the City Journal last week. The epidemiologist and biostatistician also spoke with National Review about the incident. Kulldorff says he was fired by the Harvard-affiliated Mass General Brigham hospital system and put on a leave of absence by Harvard Medical School in November 2021 over his stance on Covid.

Nearly two years later, in October 2023, his leave of absence was terminated as a matter of policy, marking the end of his time at the university. Harvard severed ties with Kulldorff “all on their initiative,” he said.

The history of the medical professional’s public stance on Covid-19 vaccines and mandates is detailed by National Review:

Censorship and rejection led Kulldorff to co-author the Great Barrington Declaration in October 2020 alongside Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University. Together, the three public-health scientists argued for limited and targeted Covid-19 restrictions that “protect the elderly, while letting children and young adults live close to normal lives,” as Kulldorff put it in his essay.

“The declaration made clear that no scientific consensus existed for school closures and many other lockdown measures. In response, though, the attacks intensified—and even grew slanderous,” he wrote, naming former National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins as the one who ordered a “devastating published takedown” of the declaration.

Testifying before Congress in January, Collins reaffirmed his previous statements attacking the Great Barrington Declaration.

Despite the coordinated effort against it, the document has over 939,000 signatures in favor of age-based focused protection.

The Great Barrington Declaration’s authors, who advocated the quick reopening of schools, have been vindicated by recent studies that confirm pandemic-era school closures were, in fact, detrimental to student learning. The data show that students from third through eighth grade who spent most of the 2020–21 school year in remote learning fell more than half a grade behind in math scores on average, while those who attended school in person dropped a little over a third of a grade, according to a New York Times review of existing studies. In addition to learning losses, school closures did very little to stop the spread of Covid, studies show.

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