Boston Mayor Invokes Slavery, Birtherism to Decry Idea of Vaccine Mandates Like NYC’s

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Boston Mayor Kim Janey invoked slavery and birtherism to decry the idea of vaccine mandates like the one planned for New York City.

Bill de Blasio announced indoor vaccine requirements for NYC starting this month, saying, “If you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated.”

WCVB reporter Sharman Sacchetti asked Janey about similar potential vaccine mandates for Boston on Tuesday.

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Janey responded by saying, “There’s a long history in this country of people needing to show their papers.”

“During slavery, post-slavery, as recent as what immigrant population has to go through here — we heard Trump with the birth certificate nonsense. Here we want to make sure that we are not
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