New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for threatening to fine hospitals that don’t administer the remaining doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the week.
“That’s just arrogance,” de Blasio told NY1-TV’s Inside City Hall Monday night.
“Does he think that our health care professionals are uninterested in vaccinating people? How about trusting the people who have been our heroes.”
The New York City mayor said he respects the governor and has worked with him in the past few weeks during the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.
“This is what I’d say to him: respect and trust our health care professionals. They are the people who do the work. They are the people who know best.”
“They want to get people vaccinated. No one is more motivated than them.