For an article published on May 21, ESPN’s Tim Bontemps He explained that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that at that time “about 80%” of all players in the league had received injections of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Those shots, combined with ongoing health and safety protocols, are working and allow staff to avoid spending time in a “bubble” site during the playoffs.
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association confirmed on wednesday that zero new players tested positive for the coronavirus in the past week. Is he second week in a row the Association has not registered a single positive result during the postseason tournament.
Last Friday, MLB and the MLB Players Association announced that 84.5% of Level 1 people were considered fully or partially vaccinated at that time. 81.2% of Tier 1 employees were fully vaccinated before Memorial Day. Only one MLB player, one Triple-A player, and one staff member recorded positive results for COVID-19 in the league’s latest round of testing.
None of the major sports leagues or competitions in North America require athletes to receive COVID-19 vaccine injections to participate in official team seasons or activities.