Philip J. Landrigan strongly supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates. As the director of the Boston College Global Public Health Program, it’s his medical perspective on how to keep hospitalizations and death rates down even if cases climb. It’s his theological perspective, too, as a teacher at a Jesuit university.
As fears about the Omicron coronavirus variant continue to rise in New York City, Bishop Robert Brennan is seeking to alleviate Catholics’ worries that churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn might be locked down.
Just days after announcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all private and religious schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping new mandate covering private businesses in New York City.