Montez Sweat does not want to be part of the COVID-19 vaccine yet.
The NFL has made efforts to get players vaccinated against COVID-19 and has urged players to get vaccinated. The Washington soccer team has also taken steps to educate its players about the coronavirus vaccine, hosting vaccine experts to explain the benefits in addition to purely soccer reasons.
However, Washington’s D-line player Montez Sweat doesn’t buy it. The third-year player says he has not received the vaccine and does not plan to do so, until he actually does contract the virus.
Rivera said they brought in vaccine experts. Montez Sweat says he won’t get the vaccine “until I have more data. I’m not a fan of that. I haven’t caught Covid yet, so I don’t see myself treating Covid until I actually have Covid. Everyone has the right to make their own decisions. “.
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“I’m not a fan,” Sweat said. “I probably won’t get vaccinated until we get more data and that sort of thing, but I’m not a fan of that. I haven’t caught COVID yet, so I don’t see myself treating COVID until I actually get COVID. …
“Obviously, they (Washington) want everyone to be vaccinated so they can move more freely around the facility and around while we travel and that sort of thing. But they all have their own beliefs and they have the right to make their own decisions.”
Vaccines are used as a preventative measure to protect people against diseases and viruses, so Sweat’s claim that he wants to wait to treat COVID until he actually does contract COVID seems like a dangerous and contradictory position. It is also confusing that Sweat wants to get more “facts” about the situation, even though experts were brought into the building to extol the virtues of the shot.
New cases of coronavirus in the United States have plummeted since January, when the vaccine began to be presented to the public. Some vaccines have been shown to have a 95 percent efficacy rate in preventing serious illness and hospitalizations. Side effects of the vaccine range from pain in the arms to fevers that can last a day or two.
Washington actually did a very good job navigating the pandemic in 2020, as the team was one of the few squads that was not directly affected by the virus, having only had a positive test.
But hey, your body, your choice. Even if your choice could cost you your health or the long term of your equipment.