Biden admin worried UN meeting could become COVID-19 'superspreader'

“우리는 UN에 대해 우려하고 있습니다.. 이벤트는 슈퍼스프레더 이벤트, 그리고 그것이 슈퍼전파 사건이 되지 않도록 모든 조치를 취해야 합니다.,” 린다 토마스-그린필드가 말했다, 대통령 조 바이든‘s U.N. Ambassador, according to CBS News.


As opposed to last year’s largest gathering of world leaders, this year participants have the option to send in a video message or appear in person. Thomas-Greenfield had previously urged diplomats from other countries to send in videos, however more than 100 지도자, including Biden, are set to attend the event to give in-person speeches.

이번달 초, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office for International Affairs and the city’s health commissioner sent a letter to Abdulla Shahid, president-elect of the General Assembly, saying the event would be covered by a local law requiring vaccines for certain indoor dining and entertainment venues.

According to the letter, those selected indoor venuesalso includes ‘convention centers,’ and the U.N. General Assembly Hall qualifies as a convention center.

The key to New York City. When you hear those words, I want you to imagine the notion that because someone is vaccinated, they can do all the amazing things that are available in New York City,” de Blasio said at a press conference when he announced the local law. “This is a miraculous place, literally full of wonders, and if you’re vaccinated, all that’s gonna open up to you. You’ll have the key, you can open the door.

But if you’re unvaccinated, 운수 나쁘게, you will not be able to participate in many things,” 그는 덧붙였다.

Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, has also stated that he will attend the U.N. General Assembly in person as he has antibodies from when he contracted coronavirus last year, flouting the local law.

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