As progress on the COVID-19 front begins to take shape, we may have a viable vaccine against it in the near future. This development is exactly what most people are asking for, but a prominent anti-vaxxer has spoken out about his opinion on this issue.
Last Sunday, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic attended a livestream in which he shared his thoughts on a coronavirus vaccine. This was a Facebook livestream attended by several Serbian athletes. During the stream, Djokovic expressed his unwillingness to get vaccinated against the virus, even if that becomes a prerequisite professional competition.
While there is no vaccine yet, just the possibility of having to get it is a worry. Djokovic said,
Personally, I am opposed to vaccination, and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel. But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision. I have my own thoughts about the matter, and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know.via Rolling Stone
Most likely, a vaccine will not be available for at least a year. According to Rolling Stone, it’s likely that Djokovic was responding to a tweet by another tennis player, Amelie Mauresmo.
As of right now, all professional tennis events have been cancelled through mid-July.
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