This is from silive.com:
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- During an appearance on WNYC radio Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that next week the city will start laying out detailed plans for the return to public schools, while it also considers whether to require teachers be vaccinated for the coronavirus (COVID-19) with no test-out option.
As of now, teachers -- like other New York City employees -- must either be vaccinated or get tested weekly for the virus.
But when host Brian Lehrer said some parents are calling for the testing option to be eliminated, de Blasio said his administration is considering it.
“We’re actively looking right now at different actions we could take in terms of the schools,” he said. “So, right now, as you know, it is a vaccine or test. We’re looking at additional options right now.
“We’re talking to the stakeholders about it. There’s a lot of energy out there for a larger mandate, and that’s something we’re considering quickly.”
This blog supports the mandated vaccine for employment for anyone legally eligible to receive the vaccine as long as there is a medical exemption.
This news may influence the mayor's decision: Pfizer is expected to get full FDA approval in the coming week for their COVID vaccine for those 16 and over.
The Food and Drug Administration is on track to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for adults as soon as next week, three people with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO.
The long-anticipated announcement would make Pfizer's Covid-19 shot the first to receive full licensure from the federal government, a milestone in the nation's year-and-a-half pandemic battle.
It would also come as the Biden administration grapples with a resurgence of infections fueled by the Delta variant — a worsening situation that has prompted a redoubling of efforts to vaccinate the roughly 85 million Americans who have yet to get a shot.
The available Covid-19 shots have long been considered safe and highly effective. But Biden administration officials are hoping the full approval, which would apply to people 16 and older, will spur a wave of vaccinations among holdouts who have waited months for the FDA to put its formal stamp on the Pfizer vaccine.
Spare us, please the dark web comments on how the FDA process isn't on the level. Don't waste my time.