During a press conference on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) slammed the State of New York’s threats to fine vaccine distributors and said that threatening to fine people if they move too fast or if they move too slow “doesn’t get anyone anywhere. That just paralyzes people.” De Blasio also stated that healthcare workers need more flexibility and not increased bureaucracy.
De Blasio said, “What we need is the freedom to vaccinate. We need to listen to our healthcare leaders and our healthcare workers who are saying, give us the flexibility to vaccinate more and more people, let us have the ability to do our jobs the right way. Give them the freedom to vaccinate, and they will vaccinate thousands, then tens of thousands, then hundreds of thousands, then millions. What they don’t need is to be shamed. What they don’t need is more bureaucracy. What