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New York City requires health workers to be vaccinated or get tested weekly

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By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) – As part of a nationwide response to the threat posed by the more contagious Delta coronavirus variant, New York City will require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly tests for workers at city-run hospitals and clinics. The new policy will go into effect on Aug. 2, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Wednesday. The city will suspend without pay any employee who refuses to either get vaccinated or tested. “Because of the Delta variant, increasingly the choice is between infection or vaccination, and that can mean the difference between life and dea…

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