American News Oct 2, 2021 7:24 PM EST

New York City restaurants suffer 40 to 60 percent losses under de Blasio's vaccine mandate

New York City restaurateurs are speaking out against the city's proof of vaccine requirements for in-person dining, which has disadvantaged local businesses.

New York City restaurants suffer 40 to 60 percent losses under de Blasio's vaccine mandate
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New York City restaurateurs are speaking out against the city's proof of vaccine requirements for in-person dining, which has disadvantaged local businesses.

"We don't have the money here to survive without the help of our landlord, [who] has been very supportive and has been giving us breaks on the rent, but without our landlord, we would not be in business," commented Fergal Burke, the owner of an Irish pub and restaurant in the Times Square area.

"Our business is definitely down 50. I'm going to say 60 percent. There are just no people coming into the restaurant. They have a fear of being asked for vaccines," continued Burke, adding that many potential customers blame his business instead of the government for the vaccine mandates, according to The Epoch Times.

"They're being refused, and they get a resentment against us. They don't get a resentment against Bill de Blasio or Biden or whoever is mandating us to check for this. It comes as a personal rejection."

"We don't want this mandate, [and] we want nothing to do with this. I mean, how is that fair in New York City that the trains are jammed with people with a silly mask on? They're not being mandated to show anything, and yet they're coming against the heart of the city.

"We're the ones that are trying to keep 20 people employed here. We will go out of business if this continues; it's going to force us to shut our doors," concluded Burke.

"Business is down probably 50 percent because people are not comfortable with being forced to take a vaccine," agreed Stratis Morfogen, one of the owners of Brooklyn Chop House.

"The politicians don't understand it is that there is no one size fits all with medicine. And you can't tell a person has just finished chemotherapy, that they have to take a vaccine to have dinner when their doctor says they can't."

Regarding the proof of vaccine that they need to ask for at his restaurant, Morfogen stated, "It's as smart as my 1983 driver's permit. My daughter, 13, can print out one of the fakes on her bedroom printer, and you want me to question the customers if this card is legitimate when every one of them is pretty much is written in pen?"

Morfogen said that, while his business has managed to survive the crisis, he feels terrible for others who have had their continued existence put in danger by these new measures.

"I'm not fighting for myself. I'm fighting for the ones that don't have a platform that is getting screwed by these politicians every day."

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