Coronavirus, mandatory vaccine for athletes? Djokovic against: “I may not be back on the pitch”

ROME – "Personally I am against and I would not want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to travel." So Novak Djokovic professes no vax and, about the possibility for athletes to have to take a coronavirus vaccine before they can go back to play, he wonders: "I could not go back on the field".

The number 1 in the world of tennis, according to what reported by the Guardian, was said during a chat conversation on Facebook, with several Serbian athletes. “But if it becomes mandatory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision. I have my thoughts on the matter and if those thoughts will change at some point, I don't know, "he said.

"Hypothetically, if the season resumes in July, August or September, although unlikely, I understand that a vaccine will become a requirement soon after we are out of rigorous quarantine and there is still no vaccine," he added.

Last month, former world number 1 Amelie Mauresmo said the rest of the 2020 tennis season could be wiped out. The French tennis player added that competitive activity should not resume until a vaccine for Covid-19 is available, which according to most scientists will require at least a year.

An alternative route that doctors are following is that of prophylaxis with anti-malarial medicines, such as Chloroquine, but we are still in a very experimental state. Again Djokovic would be against? (Source: Guardian).

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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