New York's Yankee Stadium to vaccinate Bronx residents only

New York (AFP) – New York’s Yankee Stadium will open as a coronavirus vaccination center later this week, but only for nearby residents to ensure the underprivileged receive doses, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. The baseball ground — located in the Bronx — will only vaccinate people who live in that borough, one of poorest in the city and which has some of the highest rates of Covid-19 infections. “It’s a home run for justice and equity,” de Blasio wrote on Twitter, using a baseball term. The vaccinations will be by appointment, with 15,000 available in the first week. Figures rel…

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