I don’t know.
Even if you believe the virus is real and last year there was a real crisis in New York City, it looks to me like the tide was turned a long time ago. The real problem is that urban progressives are having trouble giving up their newfound power to boss people around now that the crisis has passed.
“New York City will require proof of vaccination to participate in indoor activities, including visiting gyms and restaurants, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.
Why it matters: The mandate is the first of its kind for a major U.S. city, according to de Blasio. France and Italy announced similar requirements last month. …
New York City will create a health pass called the “Key to NYC Pass” for New Yorkers to provide proof of vaccination for gyms, indoor dining, and indoor entertainment. …
“We know that this is what’s going to turn the tide. And we also know that people are going to get a really clear message: if you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated. It’s time,” he continued. …”
COVID isn’t a bigger problem than homicide in New York City. 8 people died in traffic accidents in New York City last week. Why not shut down all transport by automobiles?
Note: The real play here is a purely political attempt to polarize the electorate along the lines of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated. The Democrats are doing this because they are on the wrong side of all the other cultural war issues so they are trying to gin up a fake culture war over COVID.