This is in the NY Post:
ALBANY — A majority of New Yorkers support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for teachers and other school employees, as well as indoor mask mandates, according to a new poll.
Sixty nine percent of registered voters agree that public school teachers and staff should be required to get the vaccine compared to 26 percent of those opposed, according to the new survey by Siena College released Tuesday.
The notion has even higher support in New York City — 72 percent — followed by a 71 percent support among suburbanites and 65 percent of upstate voters.
Eighty three percent of Democrats back the mandate, along with 55 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of Independent voters.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has mandated all city Department of Education employees get the shot or face termination — a move opposed by the powerful teachers union — but workers may apply for medical or religious exemptions.
School districts outside the five boroughs can offer a little more flexibility, instructing employees to get the jab or opt to submit to weekly coronavirus tests, according to the state Health Department.
Folks against the vaccine are dying, some conservative radio hosts iterally, on a hill that is very difficult to understand defending. We're now up to 1 in 500 Americans who have died due to this awful virus. That's 663,913 American residents.