I don’t want to take sides with NYC exempting athletes and artists from the Vax mandate, “I’m not here on the court”

During Friday’s show of “Your World” on Fox News Channel, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said he did not want to criticize New York City Mayor Eric’s decision. Adams (D), to exempt professional athletes and entertainers. the city’s vaccination mandate while imposing the mandate on city workers because “I’m not out there on the ground in New York. I don’t have a good idea of ​​the situation. So it’s really a difficult problem.

Fauci said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:50] “Well, you know, Neil, it’s obviously a tricky situation in New York. I really don’t want to be out there guessing the mayor, who I’m sure is trying to do what’s best for the city. But he made the decision to waive the vaccination requirement for certain artists and sports personalities and certain sports teams. I mean, like you mentioned, there’s a push back on this, that it might be unfair to other people. But I’m not on the ground in New York. I don’t have a good idea of ​​the situation. So it’s really a difficult problem. So, I’d rather not….

Host Neil Cavuto then interrupted to ask, “But why couldn’t it be for everyone, Doctor? I guess I’m saying if you don’t require vaccinations for athletes and entertainers, do the same for everyone else, or if you do, include athletes and entertainers, be consistent. What do you think?”

Fauci replied, “Well, again, Neil, I don’t want to take sides on that. I think the mayor had a difficult decision to make, as you mentioned, when you introduced the subject. There’s been a lot of pushback about it. Because some see it as an injustice. You can understand that. But we must also look at the side of the mayor. Again, this is a tough call. It really is a tough call.

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