Federal COVID advisor congratulates de Blasio on vaccine mandates


Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted to set an example for the rest of the country, and President Biden’s team says he has. Jeffrey Zeints, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, is in constant contact with the president of the United States about COVID protocol, and he joined the mayor at his press conference Oct. 5 to applaud New York City’s response to the pandemic.

“I think you and your team have built one of the best performing vaccination programs in the country from focusing on equity from the very beginning,” Zeints told the mayor.