The Big Apple Mayor seems to be declaring the pandemic over in his city….
We hope that deBlasio got an ok from his Governor who actually has the last word on this….
But Gov Cuomo has his own issues and one would think deBlasio’s call will NOT be vetoed …
Of course businesses in the city aren’t just gonna have ALL their people get up and come back to work in the office in July….
The public will find it’s own pace…
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on MSNBC Thursday that New York City plans to “fully reopen” on July 1, with no restrictions on restaurants, retail, or any other business.
Why it matters: It will be a major milestone for America’s most populous city, which was once the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
Flashback: At the peak of the outbreak last April, New York City reported a seven-day rolling average of more than 800 deaths per day. The daily death toll has now dropped to below 40, with over 6 million vaccine doses administered.
What they’re saying: While cautioning that he wants people to remain “smart” about public health, de Blasio said that that “we now have the confidence that we can pull all of these pieces together and get life back, really, in many ways, to where it was.”
- “We said a month or so ago, it was the variants versus the vaccination, what was going to win, which one was going to win the race. Vaccination is winning this race … 6.3 million vaccinations, COVID is plummeting,” he continued.
- “This is going to be the summer of New York City. You’re going to see amazing activities, cultural activities coming back. I think people are going to flock to New York City, because they want to live again.”…