A business owner explained his position against mask mandates in New York City on Friday in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.”
Eli Klein is the owner of an art gallery and said he is against the city imposing more restrictions. Host John Berman said to Klein, “You really don’t want to go back to masks indoors in your gallery.”
Klein said “it’s not just about my gallery. It’s about New York City generally. If we are subject to sweeping mask mandates now in the summer, you know, let’s be honest … we don’t know when COVID levels will ever be lower than they are now in New York City and that could put us on a slippery slope to all kinds of the same restrictions that we were subject to last year.”
New York City art gallery owner Eli Klein says he is against a mask mandate indoors.
“It’s a blueprint for indefinite government restrictions in New York,” he said. “We’ve had vaccines available … for many months. And there has to be an end game. There has to be an off ramp.” pic.twitter.com/dyjr1a9dQV
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He added, “Things like micro-cluster targeting and capacity limits and business shutdowns. It’s not just a mask.”
“None of us have a problem just putting on a mask. It’s really much more than that. It’s a blueprint for indefinite government restrictions in New York,” he noted. “We’ve had vaccines available for everyone [ages twelve and up] for many months and there has to be an endgame. There has to be an off-ramp.” – READ MORE