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Eric Adams gained’t weigh in on COVID shot mandate he’s prone to inherit

Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, who’s all however assured to win the election, is refusing to say whether or not the fast-approaching vaccine mandate deadline for metropolis employees must be delayed regardless of predictions that 20 p.c of fireplace corporations and ambulances will go darkish.

“The mayor’s the mayor now and I think the worst thing we could do is have two mayors making decisions,” Adams, who would inherit the fallout from the mandate, mentioned at a marketing campaign cease within the Bronx on Thursday. 

“I’m not going to supersede someone who’s in office. I wouldn’t want them to do that to me. If it should be delayed or not, that’s a question Mayor de Blasio needs to answer,” Adams added.

The outgoing Brooklyn borough president declined to reply a follow-up query by a Post reporter about how town would fill the possible hole in companies attributable to the mandate.

The FDNY is getting ready to shutter a fifth of Big Apple fireplace corporations and take an equal variety of ambulances offline when the mandate goes into impact Monday.

Vaccine mandate protest.
Only about 65 p.c of NYC sanitation workers and firefighters have acquired a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Vaccine mandate protest.
The FDNY is getting ready to shutter a fifth of fireplace corporations when the mandate goes into impact Monday.
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Trash is piling up on Staten Island and in elements of Brooklyn as a part of a deliberate work slowdown by Department of Sanitation staff protesting the requirement.

About 65 p.c of sanitation workers and firefighters have gotten the shot. Just over 60 p.c of beat cops are inoculated in opposition to the coronavirus. The important employees face suspension with out play beginning subsequent week in the event that they don’t get the jab.

De Blasio has downplayed considerations about labor shortages, insisting the gaps can be full of time beyond regulation and redeployments.

Vaccine mandate protest.
Trash is piling up on Staten Island and in elements of Brooklyn as Sanitation Department staff protest the mandate.
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While Adams punted on the mandate deadline, he’s been fast to contradict de Blasio on different main City Hall insurance policies together with the Gifted and Talented program and requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for college youngsters.

He faces GOP opponent Curtis Sliwa within the common election Nov. 2. Early voting is already underway and a current ballot gave Adams a large, 40-point lead over the Guardian Angels founder, who’s in opposition to vaccination mandates.