Kyrie Irving joins Andrew Wiggins on the list of NBA players reportedly yet to take vaccination shots for Covid-19.
Major US metropolitan areas have implemented strict vaccine mandates with regard to the pandemic. The country is in the midst of an unexpected 3rd wave. Their daily infection and death rates hovering at January 2021 rates.
Most of these deaths and infections are coming from the unvaccinated segment of the population. Official reports reveal that Florida is the Covid-19 hotspot of the country at the moment. The state accounts for nearly a fifth of the infections over the past few months.
Kyrie Irving speculated to be among unvaccinated Brooklyn Nets players
NBA writer Yaron Weitzman says that Kyrie Irving is among the Brooklyn Nets yet to be vaccinated. In his latest piece for Fox Sports, he quotes a statement by Nets GM Sean Marks ahead of 2021-22:
“Regarding if they could play today, I can’t comment on who could play and so forth. There would obviously be a couple people missing from that picture,” Marks said.
“I won’t get into who it is, but we feel confident in the following several days before camp everybody would be allowed to participate and so forth.”
— Yaron Weitzman (@YaronWeitzman) September 23, 2021
NBA Twitter derides Kyrie for his callous stance on Covid-19 vaccination
As expected, the largesse of Twitter is now unloading its collective wrath on the latest athlete to deny science. Kyrie’s idiosyncracies aside, if he is indeed unvaccinated as per reports, he’s next in line for a call from President Biden.
this doesn’t surprise me at all. of course kyrie isn’t vaccinated. https://t.co/jus9bCG10s
— rads (@rads619) September 23, 2021
Kyrie’s not vaccinated? This is my shocked face. https://t.co/eT58TU9kVz
— Andrew Keck (@andrewkeck) September 23, 2021
— ♌︎ (/) (@Sko6677) September 23, 2021