On April 29, local time, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said: “Our plan is to fully open New York City on July 1. We are ready to open stores and restart businesses, offices and theaters. Open up completely.”
The Mayor of New York City, Bai Sihao, was skeptical of New York State’s many open policies, and the movie theaters and catering industry restarted later than other parts of New York State. Now the attitude has changed significantly.
In the interview, De Blasio stated that New York City residents have received 6.3 million doses of the vaccine, and the number will continue to increase. He is frank that there is still work to be done, but he is “full of confidence” in the fully open timetable.
More than 42% of people in New York City have received at least one dose of the new crown vaccine, and 30% have completed two doses, which is the same as the overall number in the United States. In the United States, approximately 43% of Americans have received at least one dose of the new crown vaccine, while 30% have been fully vaccinated. As of the 28th, medical institutions across the United States received an average of about 2.67 million doses of vaccines per day, a decrease of about 21% from the peak of 3.38 million doses reported on the 13th.
According to New York City government data, the number of new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, the number of hospital admissions, and deaths in New York City are down 38%, 43%, and 37.5%, respectively, from a month ago. At present, all vaccination sites in New York City are fully open to residents over 16 years of age.
Previously, New York City has begun to gradually relax restrictions. Starting April 26, the number of people in movie theaters in New York City has been allowed to reach 33% of the rated number, and museums and zoos have also increased the limit to 50%.
In addition, New York State will lift bar restrictions from May 3, stop the previous curfew time restrictions on restaurants and bars on May 17, and stop indoor dining curfew time restrictions on May 31.
When U.S. President Biden delivered a speech at a joint meeting of Congress on the evening of the 28th, he set the target date for “the life of the American people to return to near normal” as July 4.
Comparing New York City and Hong Kong, 42% of people in New York City received at least one dose of the new crown vaccine, and only about 12% of people in Hong Kong received at least one dose of the vaccine. The lagging schedule of vaccination not only makes it difficult to fully open up social activities, but also severely restricts gatherings once the epidemic hits.