Why do some professional athletes still refuse to be vaccinated against COVID?

Why do some professional athletes still refuse to be vaccinated against COVID?
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Novak Djokovic has not been vaccinated against Covid, a stance that threatens his entry into Australia

While people around the world followed the Australian government’s decision to revoke the visa of Serbian Novak Djokovic, world No. 1 tennis player, based on the country’s vaccination rules against Covid-19, Brazilian Thiago Monteiro for the Australian Open normally trained.

At number 83 in the world ranking, Monteiro could not stop participating in the competition, especially since he would receive US $ 100 thousand for playing his first match. But it was not Australia’s strict policy that prompted the Brazilian No. 1 to get his shots on time to participate in the first Grand Slam of 2022.

“My decision to get the vaccine had nothing to do with the Australian Open. It was about protecting myself and saving others,” Monteiro told the BBC.

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Like in Brazil, more than 95% of the top 100 players in the tennis rankings received two vaccines against COVID-19, according to the unit responsible for the men’s circuit, the ATP (Association of Professional Tennis Players).

About the author: Sarah Gracie

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