Lamar Jackson causes division online with his non-commitment to taking the Covid-19 vaccination.
The NFL is going to make serious fines and forfeits if unvaccinated players lead to an outbreak throughout the team. Needless to say, there is a lot of risk this season, and some players are remaining stubborn about their beliefs.
Lamar Jackson on why not get vaccinated: "I feel it’s a personal decision. I’m just going to keep my feelings to my family and myself. I’m focused on getting better right now. I can’t dwell on that right now .. how everybody else feels."
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 9, 2021
Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID on two separate occasions. Recently, the NFL star was asked if he would ever consider changing his stance on the vaccine, although, at this point, that doesn’t seem likely.
“I feel it’s a personal decision,” Jackson said. “I’m just going to keep my feelings to my family and myself. I’m focused on getting better right now. I can’t dwell on that right now .. how everybody else feels.”
Sports stars have been under pressure to be role models in inspiring others to take their vaccinations to help with the pandemic. Some have decided to take the approach that Lamar Jackson has taken in not making their decision public. It will be interesting to see how the NFL season will play out in 2021/2022 as the months progress.