Three months since he assumed office as the new mayor of New York City, Eric Adams’s policies towards COVID-19 are way different from his predecessor Bill de Blasio.
While de Blasio held COVID press briefings regularly and remotely — most days at 10 a.m. — Adams has abandoned that approach, instead opting to take long rambling tours in places like the East Village and Brighton Beach, fielding questions, riding a skateboard, and vowing to get his nose pierced as he goes.
While de Blasio focussed more on calling on New Yorkers to get themselves vaccinated that is not the case for Adams.
Aside from vaccination, Adams also focussed on opening back the economy of the Big Apple to help local businessmen.
“We have to open up,” Adams said.
“We spent $11 trillion on COVID. We don’t have another $11 trillion. Every variant can’t be another $11 trillion. It’s time to open up and feed our ecosystem, our financial ecosystems. That’s what I am telling my employees,” Adams added.
With regards to top supporters, there is also a big difference between de Blasio and Adams.
Most of the supporters of de Blasio are intellectuals while for Adams the working class.