Playing for the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving has been unable to play at home games at the Barclays Center this season due to a New York vaccine mandate, but he may now return to the court. On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams spoke to reporters and said he “can’t wait” to phase out mandates for masks and vaccines.
Adams was not clear when the mandate would be revoked, but he shared that he did not want to do anything that would “threaten to close the city again,” and will tell you more about the plan in the coming days.
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The journalist asked Adams: “Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC are in the process or have already given up their vaccine passports to enter indoors. Is there a plan in New York to do this? Do you have indicators for that? Will it soon be abolished, like other cities? ” He replied “Yeah, and I can’t wait to do that. I take off my hat in front of New Yorkers. Through masks, vaccines, through social distancing.
“We were overwhelmed by uncertainty, fear of COVID. I’m really proud of how we reacted as New Yorkers. Every morning I meet with my health professionals – I always say I will follow science. I’m not going to get ahead of science. Because I am ready to get ahead of all this and prepare for the level of normalcy, but they give us clear instructions, they have given us guidelines, and we will follow those guidelines. “
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“I’m looking forward to the next few weeks of real transformation, and I don’t have to think about what you look like. I will know what you look like again. We are moving in the right direction, we will do it safely because all these experts will tell you the same thing: we cannot close again. We can’t close again. I’m not going to do anything in my anticipation to come back that would jeopardize the closure of the city again.
“Our economy cannot cope with this. We don’t have another $ 11 billion to return to the economy. We have to do it wisely, and people will look back later and say, “You know he made the right decisions.” We will take the city and earn money, and in the next day we will talk about how we will implement it. “