Variants be damned! NYC to throw ticker tape parade in July to celebrate health care heroes and essential workers
Just as the world was beginning to see the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, American leaders and especially those in New York City were still saying to go to large events, China Town, and Broadway. The inevitible happened.
And now just as the planet is seeing new effects of a much more infective Delta, or Indian, variant, New York decided to throw a massive ticker tape parade to honor essential workers.
Good idea. When the pandemic is over..
Somehow, the media decided it’s finished, while England extends their lockdowns into July and people are heading back into hospitals in various nations..
The event honoring New York City’s “hometown heroes” will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7 in the Canyon of Heroes.
The parade will kick off in Battery Park and end with a ceremony in City Hall Park.
“This year that we’ve been through, it has literally been the greatest crisis in the history of New York City. We were knocked down, but we got back up and that’s something to celebrate about this city,” de Blasio said at his daily briefing Monday.
De Blasio said the parade will feature floats with groups of health care workers, first responders, educators, municipal workers, transportation workers, grocery and bodega workers, and delivery people.
“You name it, all the essential workers who made it happen, everyone who kept it together in New York City for all of us and brought us back. It’s a day to celebrate and appreciate the heroes who often go unsung, we’re going to sing about them this day,” de Blasio said.
Today the delta variant is about 10% of American cases. That is about what the UK was a few weeks ago as that strain now surges across the pond.
The Philadelphia Liberty Loans Parade was a parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 28, 1918, organized to promote government bonds that helped pay for the needs of Allied troops in World War I.. And it also became the parade known to spread death and make Philadelphia one of the most hard-hit areas during the Spanish flu.