New York City is continuing its suicidal panic over COVID, with ruinous policies that dismantle the city’s economy even when the virus does not.
Parents planning to eat at restaurants with their kids in the city on Dec. 27 were shocked to discover that kids 5 to 11 now aren’t allowed into eating establishments without proof of vaccination. The rule is actually about to get even more draconian.
Erik St. Martin, a software engineer from Florida, 38, said he and his daughter Allie, 7, were turned away from the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square because she hasn’t been vaccinated, The New York Post reported.
For a disease that has microscopic chances of killing her.
“We didn’t know about the vaccine mandate for kids when we booked our family holiday months ago,” St. Martin said.
At the Margaritaville Resort Times Square, host Christina Myers said she’d turned away nearly two dozen would-be customers by midday.
The one to thank is liberal Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose “Key to NYC” vaccination mandate requires that all children 12 and up be fully vaccinated — with either two jabs of the Moderna or Pfizer drugs or one of Johnson & Johnson’s — in order to be allowed into gyms, restaurants, theaters or other entertainment venues as of Dec. 14. Five- to 11-year-olds need only one dose but were to be required to be fully vaccinated as of Dec. 29.
De Blasio’s controversial mandate for private businesses takes effect just as he prepares to leave office, leaving enforcement up to Mayor-elect Eric Adams.
“This is what we need to do everywhere,” the departing mayor added of the economy-crippling mandate. “Every mayor, every governor, every CEO in America should do vaccine mandates now, because 2022 has to be the year we leave COVID behind.”
The policy further specifies that employers “may not allow any unvaccinated workers to come to their workplace,” according to guidelines released earlier this month. Fines for noncompliant businesses start at $1,000 and go up with additional infractions.