NYC Mayor Eric Adams Announces Athletes Unvaccinated Against COVID-19 Can Play Home Games

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced on Thursday that athletes who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to perform in their home arenas.

“Kyrie, you should get vaccinated,” Adams said 0f Brooklyn Nets’ guard Kyrie Irving – who’s missed more than half of the season due to refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, via ESPN.

“This does not change my message that everyone should get vaccinated.”

The NBA and NBPA issued a joint statement on Adams’ announcement:

https://twitter.com/TheNBPA/status/1507053007808118787

It’s been a long road to the restriction getting lifted; one paved with dogma, political rivalries, and a lot of misinformation.

“Right now, we’re going to take some complaints,” Adams said.

“But when this is all said and done, people are going to realize this is a thoughtful administration and we got it right. So baseball, basketball, businesses, all of those things, they have to wait until that layer comes.”

COVID-19 numbers have been going down in steady decline, per the CDC.

Hopefully, that continues to be the case.

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