If New York City wishes to alienate family units, this is a sure-fire way to do so.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new policy called “Key-to-NYC Pass” that seemingly fails to acknowledge children. More specifically, the policy dictates that those who are unvaccinated will not be allowed to participate in a majority of indoor activities.
The policy simply overlooks those ages 12 and under, placing them in the same category as adults who choose to not receive the vaccination. COVID-19 data shows that children pose the same risk for coronavirus exposure as do vaccinated adults. The policy also seems to overlook the fact that there is no vaccine that has been developed for children under 12.
Parents are left with the decision to either leave their child standing outside the restaurant doors, or to not dine out at all. If New York City wishes to alienate family units, this is a sure-fire way to do so.
To read more about how children have been an afterthought in de Blasio’s policy, check out Karol Markowicz’s article at the New York Post.