New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) pleaded with parents to get their children immunized “right away”, while New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (R) urged parents to “make sure” as well. that the children are also masked, making these remarks. Thursday at a joint press conference detailing cases of the omicron variant appearing in the Empire State.
“We know we now have cases here in New York,” de Blasio said of the omicron variant. “We have to assume that means there is community spread. We have to assume that this means that we are going to see a lot more cases. But we also have huge tools as the governor said.
The mayor identified the vaccination device as the “best ability to protect everyone against this variant or any other form of COVID”, despite the fact that Hochul, a few minutes earlier, admitted that they “did not specific information on how to keep vaccines. or boosters resist this variant.
Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not provide detailed information on the number of breakthrough cases in the country.
“So today’s message is, let’s do what we know that works with COVID. Let’s get vaccinated, ”de Blasio continued, begging parents to get their children vaccinated.
“We need you to get your children immunized immediately,” he said, adding that fully immunized people should also be given boosters to “protect you, your family and everyone in this town.”
“We know vaccination works. It limits the impact. We know it. It limits the impact of COVID. It helps reduce the spread of COVID. We need it more than ever, ”he added. The number of breakthrough infections is largely unknown to the general public, which Dr Anthony Fauci admitted over the weekend.
“It’s a very complicated situation,” Fauci said during an appearance on Confront the nation after Margaret Brennan asked why the United States decided to “not follow these revolutionary infections”.
“And often the public does not yet hear in time the things that are collected. So there’s a lot of data, clearly a lot of data, that is collected by the CDC that people don’t know yet, ”Fauci said, admitting that the data is largely secret.
MARGARET BRENNAN: But is there any data currently being collected in the United States on breakthrough infections that the public doesn’t know about?
DR. FAUCI: Yes, yes. Yes. The CDC collects data, yes.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Beyond healthcare workers, ordinary people. Do you have any idea what’s going on with breakthrough infections?
DR. FAUCI: I don’t have the data for you right now, obviously – we’ll have to ask the CDC to get it for us.
Meanwhile, Hochul also urged people to get vaccinated and delivered a specific message to parents, asking them to “make sure our children are masked and make sure they get their vaccines.”
“[I] also recommend that people continue to wear their masks indoors and avoid large gatherings at this time, ”she added.
New York City, in particular, has some of the strictest vaccination mandates in the country, as de Blasio put in place requirements for all employees in the city and introduced the Key to NYC Pass, which requires some companies to ban unvaccinated people.
Just a few weeks ago, de Blasio said New York was the “safest place” in the United States because of the vaccines. Meanwhile, current data actually shows Florida to be one of the ‘safest’ places in the United States in terms of Chinese coronavirus, as it continues to have the lowest per capita daily case rate. of the country alongside Hawaii and Alabama.