NYC announces mandatory vaccination for all private-sector workers

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New York City said Monday it will require all private-sector workers to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus starting later this month amid growing fear of spread of the Omicron variant, becoming the first U.S. city to announce such a blanket mandate for COVID-19 shots. Calling the move a "preemptive strike" against the looming threat of Omicron amid cold weather and holiday gatherings, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the policy to be implemented Dec. 27 will affect some 184,000 businesses in a bid to avoid further lockdowns as occurred last year to prevent virus spread. "Vaccination is the c...

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