Mayor Eric Adams is giving the virus some time. As cases attributable to yet another variant continued to rise in the city and state, the mayor on Monday declined to say if and when he would impose measures to stop any further spread.
There are reasonable grounds for why the mayor would be disinclined to mandate masks and even additional vaccination directives. “We can’t close down our city,” Adams said. “We need healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy economy. They all go together.”