De Blasio delays COVID-19 vaccine mandate for NYC cops, firefighters: ‘I like to respect people’s intelligence’

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New York Daily News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday justified dragging his feet on mandating coronavirus vaccinations for cops, firefighters and correction officers, contending that he prefers to “respect people’s intelligence” before ordering them to get their shots. A growing chorus of local politicians and health experts argue it’s high time to mandate COVID-19 shots for the NYPD, FDNY and Correction Department amid slumping vaccination rates in their ranks, but de Blasio said in his daily briefing that he’s not in a rush. “I think everyone out there is mature adults. I like to respect people’s…

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