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New Vaccine Mandate for All NYC Private Schools, Yeshivas

All non-public school employees - including Private Schools and Yeshivas - must provide proof of the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by Dec. 20 as part of the city's latest health mandate. Full Story

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Totally unnecessary
December 2, 2021 11:24 pm

We have 100% immunity from CH teachers. This mandates are getting old

Reply to  Totally unnecessary
December 3, 2021 5:36 am

So there must be no covid cases in the community?

You can’t say 100
Reply to  Totally unnecessary
December 3, 2021 9:22 am

But prob close

This is a "Directive," many say
December 2, 2021 11:25 pm

But the hope from DeBlasio seems to be that private schools (including yeshivos) will meekly comply, even though this is not a city or NY State law or even a regulation.
Last I heard, the mayor does not have *this* kind of overreaching authority over the private, nonprofit sector.

December 2, 2021 11:34 pm

I’m glad to see DeBlasio doing something good for a change. VACCINATE NOW!

Can’t believe you still fall for these lies
Reply to  BH, BH
December 2, 2021 11:57 pm

It’s his last ditch attempt at power. If you believe in the vax why are you so concerned – you’re protected

Reply to  BH, BH
December 3, 2021 12:01 am

shame on you
our bodies belong to us
we will not comply

Reply to  Chaim
December 3, 2021 8:41 am

Our bodies belong to Hashem

Yes but
Reply to  No!
December 3, 2021 11:10 am

Yes, our bodies are from Hashem, and he gave then to us with a commandment to protect them. For some, a vaccine doesn’t offer any protection at all, (people who already had covid, people who have breakthrough infections who I know many of) and can cause more harm than good in some situations. (Myocarditis in teens, and it’s more common than you think). So if you got the vaccine , stop bothering other people. Just because I think for example vitamin c is G-does gift to mankind and everyone must take it, and all those who deny the effectiveness of… Read more »

What happened to the world
December 2, 2021 11:37 pm

This is ridiculous

December 2, 2021 11:40 pm

not happening

Haha so much action
December 3, 2021 12:03 am

This looks like it will be drama
Why is he even bothering

Here we go again...
December 3, 2021 12:04 am

Mr de blasio being a dictator again. Hopefully the yeshivos will not give in this time as they did when there was the weekly or daily mandate of getting tested last year, even by the students!

December 3, 2021 12:16 am

The frum community should openly defy all this, NOT pretend to go along with it

These mandates are similar to the things that happened before the Holocaust started

Reply to  THIS is the REAL VIRUS
December 3, 2021 5:55 am

Comparing anything to the Holocaust is disgusting.

What that comment said
Reply to  Insane
December 3, 2021 11:14 am

Was that these mandates are similar to what happened before the Holocaust, and he’s right, unfortunately. As much as I hate holocaust comparisons.

Nazis would decide who was healthy, who was not. Who can go into a business/park/school and who could not. All in the guise of “health” and “safety”. And people just went along with it!

History is eerily repeating itself.

No comparison
Reply to  THIS is the REAL VIRUS
December 3, 2021 10:19 am

By comparing this to the Holocaust, you are giving legitimacy and agreeing to Holocaust deniers, both of you downplay the severity of the Holocaust.
If you know about what really happened, you will understand that this doesn’t compare at all.

There is what to compare
Reply to  No comparison
December 3, 2021 1:54 pm

Not this itself compares to the holocaust, rather the start/before of the holocaust

Good luck comrade Bill
December 3, 2021 12:24 am

Say going out with a bang? Hope the door hits you on the way out. What a jerk. Pathetic of mayor. Good luck enforcing it. No school administrator is going to go along with this stupidity. We will all just manufacture vaccine cards for when his goons come around and he’s only got a few left to leave his mark and stamp himself into history as NYC’s worst mayor.

They all have natural immunity
December 3, 2021 1:03 am

I don’t think there is one teacher who didn’t already have covid last year in the beginning. Since there is no scientific reason for the (often ineffective) vaccine, and natural immunity had been proven to be much more durable, this command to inject a foreign substance in to the body for no reason is an attempt to assert power and victimize the masses into general submission and create more division amongst Americans. Let’s not buy into this.

Thank Gd!
December 3, 2021 2:52 am

Jewish schools should be doing this anyway, i can’t imagine what parent would feel safe letting their child into a school with unvaccinated faculty, but thank Gd it’s now mandatory for those still delusional and selfish.

The vaccine
Reply to  Thank Gd!
December 3, 2021 11:17 am

Doesn’t stop spread. Like at all. So a vaccinated teacher with a breakthrough infection can pass that along to all of his or her students. However, it is proven to make symptoms a little less harmful for your own self, and that’s why the vaccine should be encouraged, a choice , but NEVER forced.

In fact , I know many people who are vaccinated who went around thinking that they can never get the virus, and they got it, sharing it with their families. So much for protecting others, am I right?

Re: vaccine
Reply to  The vaccine
December 5, 2021 1:30 pm

If that’s the case then everyone should be going back to wearing masks or zoom school, right?

Please educate yourself and do your own research!
Reply to  Thank Gd!
December 5, 2021 3:22 am

Please educate yourself about the vaccine by reading articles
not written by the medical field but rather by truth seekers and honest people who really understand what is in the vaccine and what it can and has done to people and children around the world.
Do the research yourself and don’t rely on anyone else. It takes lots of effort and time but it will be very well worth it in the end.

Vaxxed Bubbie
Reply to  Please educate yourself and do your own research!
December 5, 2021 4:10 pm

Wait you believe everything posted on the internet but not your own Dr or Rav?
Something is seriously wrong here.
There was no internet when the polio epidemic started. Children were vaccinated in school. No one refused or protested.
Our Rav and every single local
DR recommends the vaccine but anyone who makes up something you listen. Sounds dumb to me. The vast majority of the US is vaccinated. What exactly are you protesting ?

protesting deblasio
Reply to  Vaxxed Bubbie
December 6, 2021 7:33 am

yes people should follow their rav and their doctor. The problem is that politicians got involved and everyone lost their trust….people shouldn’t get the vaccine just because of a government mandate

Of course
Reply to  Vaxxed Bubbie
December 30, 2021 12:10 pm

Without any social media and news based on the experience of all family and friends around me this is not mandate worthy —choice yes if you believe 3 vax helps you soon four go for it ——I PCR positive April 2021 and yesterday I tested positive with PCR my antibodies lasted me 6-7 months (my antibody line started to fade the week of thanksgiving) our creators gave us an immune system stop denying us of that right our choice

People should be vaccinated
December 3, 2021 2:56 am

But only because they consulted with their doctors and not because it was pushed on them by politicians. What a messed up situation on all sides…

Complete overeach
December 3, 2021 4:45 am

No government entity has the right to mandate a liability free product!

Time to move the Yeshivos
December 3, 2021 4:46 am

Time to move the yeshivos to FL, TN, or TX

No Way
December 3, 2021 8:55 am

Let people choose. Our schools have been open for over over a year and BH teachers and students are well. Parents support our teachers right to choose. We will stand 100% behind our teachers

Sting Operation
December 3, 2021 8:57 am

My first reaction was that all concerned could get fictional proof of the vaxx.
But then I realized that city might be expecting that. So then they could do a sweep of false proof’s and bribe the carriers to reveal the suppliers.

Reply to  Sting Operation
December 5, 2021 4:12 pm

So it’s ok to lie? What’s wrong with you ?
Encouraging people to forge any medical record is a crime

Just holding out...
December 3, 2021 9:18 am

The process of him putting this in place will probably last a month, in which case he will finally be OUT. Good riddance.

Show me numbers.
December 3, 2021 9:20 am

Let him prove somehow that teachers getting vaccinated actually helps students stay “safe”. Ha!

Inappropriate to mandate
December 3, 2021 11:03 am

Whether or not someone should get the vaccine is of no concern to the government. It should be the individual choice of a person with the guidance of their medical professional.

Administrator who is vaxxed
December 3, 2021 11:40 am

Are you protesting against the polio shot, mumps and all others that protect us?
Get a life and get vaccinated. When you get sick I bet you go to your dr. I bet you don’t fight with him when he gives you a RX. This isn’t about your civil rights or personal liberty, it’s doing everything you can do our lives get back to normal. DR Feldman OBM was pro vaccines.
Honor him and get vaccinated.

Reply to  Administrator who is vaxxed
December 3, 2021 1:56 pm

Can be pro vaccine but to mandate as such?

COVID vaccine available is still only "EUA"
Reply to  Administrator who is vaxxed
December 5, 2021 6:10 am

The COVID vaccines currently available are all “EUA”, “Emergency Use Only.” Much was made of the Pfizer vaccine supposedly getting full FDA approval. Guess what, that version a) has a different formula than the original, b) includes one ingredient labeled “Redacted” (so much for informed consent), and c) is anyway not available anywhere. Being distributed is only the original. Further, Pfizer, Moderna and J&J all received complete exemption from liability for the EUA (Emergency Use Only) vaccines. Also, since none of these vaccines prevent getting infected, as another comment pointed out above, a teacher who is vaccinated can have a… Read more »

Thank Hashem
Reply to  Administrator who is vaxxed
December 5, 2021 9:02 am

It’s not against vaccinations. It’s against the Covid vaccine, which has proven time and time again how ineffective it is. I have no problem getting a flu vaccine, but wouldn’t get the Covid vaccine.

Of course
Reply to  Administrator who is vaxxed
December 30, 2021 12:19 pm

Please please please stop comparing the vaccine to other vaccines that have been around forever and used on humans this MRNA has NEVER been used on humans this large scale and it always failed when used on HIV and cancer patients ——I’m not saying you’ll become an alien if you take it but it’s efficacy is clear as day WANING!!!! wake up!if we have viral vector technology that doesn’t fail why would we consider using something new and groundbreaking at a moment like this unless you needed funding and wanted extreme profitability!

Government overreach
December 3, 2021 12:31 pm

He is no longer Mayor. People pay private school tuition for a reason, so that the government does not have a say in how we educate our children. Praying Lubavitchers will learn Tanach and Breslev Chassidus so you understand what is going on right now. To be pro-informed consent does not make a person an “anti-vaxxer”. Every human being on this planet has a right to know the ingredients of the vaccines and that the companies will be liable for any damage caused. This was the basis of the Nuremburg Code after the Holocaust – that medical treatment cannot be… Read more »