Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

NYC Mayor Says City Won’t Impose Indoor Mask Mandate Like LA

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on July 19 that he does not plan to reinstate a citywide mask mandate as cases of the CCP virus were on the rise again. The mayor said the city would instead opt for getting more New Yorkers vaccinated. Los Angeles County  imposed a mask mandate last week amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases driven by the delta variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. De Blasio argued that focusing on vaccinations is a better strategy for the nation’s most populous city. “Masks have value, unquestionably, but masks are not going at the root of the problem. Vaccination is,” the mayor said during a live-streamed press briefing. “So we do not intend a mask mandate. We do intend to double down on vaccination.” The seven-day average of daily new cases in the United States has …

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