Hannity slams NYC vaccine passport, says it will disproportionately hurt black ...

Hannity slams NYC vaccine passport, says it will disproportionately hurt black ...
Hannity slams NYC vaccine passport, says it will disproportionately hurt black ...

Fox News Host Sean Hannity hit back at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's vaccine passport mandate Tuesday, saying it will disproportionately affect black New Yorkers.

Earlier in the day de Blasio announced that starting August 16, indoor businesses will require customers to show proof of vaccination or otherwise turn them away. 

But Hannity said it was hypocritical for de Blasio, a Democrat, to require documentation for customers to enter places of business after Democrats have strongly criticized voter ID laws as discriminatory.    

'Anyone that wants to dine indoors, or go to the gym or do pretty much anything inside, you will need to present documents proving that you have been vaccinated. Remember for months now Democrats insisted that all forms of voter ID, yeah they're racist. They called voter verification voter ID laws "Jim Crow of the 21st century" and "Jim Crow 2.0"'

Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested Tuesday that New York City's vaccine passport mandate announced earlier that day might disproportionately affect black New Yorkers as well as other groups of people

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Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested Tuesday that New York City's vaccine passport mandate announced earlier that day might disproportionately affect black New Yorkers as well as other groups of people

'But apparently identification for daily activities is Democratic approved,' he said.

'Just like attending the DNC, want to see your congressman or women or senator from your state, or getting a bottle of wine or a six-pack of beer, "yeah you need photo ID," and now they want you to have identification to prove you've been vaccinated just to enter a restaurant, but not to vote.'

Additionally, Hannity noted that statistics show that only 33 percent of black people in the city are vaccinated, meaning very few would be allowed to enter most places of business.    

'That would mean 66 percent, fully two thirds of African Americans will be barred from restaurants, from concerts, from venues where you have ballgames, movie theaters all in New York City,' he said.

'This will now negatively and quite disproportionately impact minorities in New York City.' 

de Blasio seen at a restaurant on July 30. Hannity said the mayor's, policy was hypocritical as it requires identification for entrance to most places of business, while voter identification laws have been strongly criticized by members of his party

de Blasio seen at a restaurant on July 30. Hannity said the mayor's, policy was hypocritical as it requires identification for entrance to most places of business, while voter identification laws have been strongly criticized by members of his party

Another group who may be negatively impacted by the vaccine passport mandate, Hannity said, were those with medical conditions who could not get vaccinated. 

'Maybe your doctor says you shouldn't get the shot, shouldn't get the shot because of this rare condition or that rare condition,' he said. 

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Additionally, citing a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic that indicated antibodies generated from being infected by the coronavirus might be as effective as the vaccination, he said those who have had Covid-19 might not need to get vaccinated. 

The policy would require some sort of proof of vaccination, either with a vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass (pictured)

The policy would require some sort of proof of vaccination, either with a vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass (pictured)  

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