De Blasio: We’ll throw ticker tape parade for health care workers when city reopens

De Blasio: We’ll throw ticker tape parade for health care workers when city reopens
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray chair 14-member panel on mental health for NH audience of 6. CBS News video

[Ed. – For those wondering how clueless this guy really is.]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has received online criticism shortly after announcing his intention to throw a ticker-tape parade for the city’s healthcare workers after the pandemic subsides.

While de Blasio intends the parade as a celebration of the city’s revitalization, critics worry that a large scale gathering could risk a new coronavirus outbreak or that city funds could be better used to address more pressing socio-economic needs following the epidemic.

Striking a hopeful note during his comments, de Blasio reassured New York City residents, “The day is coming when we will overcome this disease.”

“When that day comes that we can restart the vibrant, beautiful life of this city again, the first thing we will do is we will have a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes for our health care workers and our first responders,” de Blasio said.

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