Sport Cole Beasley Says Players Need to Have 'Proper Information' on Vaccines: 'I'm Not Anti or Pro Vax'

02:27  29 july  2021
02:27  29 july  2021 Source:   si.com

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" I ' m not anti - or pro - vax -- I ' m pro choice," Beasley said , reading from a prepared statement after the Bills' first practice of training camp. "With that being said , the issue at hand is information being withheld from players in order for a player to be swayed in a direction he may not be comfortable It was the frequency of testing, however, that Beasley was most critical of; unvaccinated players will have to be tested daily under the policy governing preseason and training camp, while vaccinated players will only be required to test every two weeks. "It's common sense that if a vaxed or unvaxed

I ' m anti - vaccine . I think that they are dangerous and stupid. I am resolutely pro - vaccine , just got vaccinated against COVID and am proud that by doing so I served my country in its time of need . Vaccines serve humanity for hundreds of years, first as a result of popular medical observations and later as more focused inventions. Edward Jenner of the UK introduced small-pox prevention by inoculation of cow-pox and soon the kings and queens began to show the examples of courage by inoculating themselves before the respective nations, to overcome the 18-th century equivalent of the

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Beasley feels players should have full transparency and proper knowledge to make sound decisions on health matters.

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Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley attempted to explain why he hasn't received the COVID-19 vaccine, saying in a statement Wednesday he feels NFL players don't have all the relevant information.

He also said he's unhappy that vaccinated and unvaccinated players are treated differently under the league's updated COVID-19 protocols.

"I'm not anti or pro vax. I'm pro choice," Beasley said in a statement Wednesday. "The issue at hand is information is being withheld from players in order for a player to be swayed in a direction that he may not be comfortable with.

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It says you are happy with the lockdowns because, hey, you don’t have to go to work and you still get a ‘stimmy’ cheque. The single most effective way of breaking down a human being is social isolation and distancing. This is fascistic coercion that violates restrictions against medical experiments, violates fundamental human rights and the requirement for informed consent. Surely such tactics should never be deployed or tolerated in a free society? Are we who choose to stay vaccine -free, who declare we have sovereign rights over our own bodies, to be publicly singled out, excluded and punished?

**Screenshots of Black people being hilarious or insightful on social media, it doesn't need to just be twitter but Doxxing or sharing personal information will result in a permanent ban. How did the players themselves "overwhelmingly" stand with Kap? A performative tweet from like, 8 of them? I also wanna point out that there's be various places working on vaccines and studies on Covid thanks

"When dealing with a player's health and safety, there should be complete transparency regarding information... we have to know we are armed with full knowledge and understanding that those who are in position to help us will always do that based on our individual situation."

Here is the full statement:

"Without having all the proper information, a player can feel misguided and unsure about a very personal choice," Beasley wrote about vaccinations. "It makes a player feel unprotected and gives concerns about future topics regarding health and our ability to make educated decisions."

In June, Beasley explained why he wasn't getting vaccinated.

"If your scared of me then steer clear. Point. Blank. Period," Beasley wrote in a statement posted on Twitter [sic]. "I may die of covid, but I'd rather die actually living."

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Mr Morrison says he has "pretty strong view on vaccines ", established during his years as the social services minister responsible for strengthening the "no jab, no play " regulations. "We might say perhaps we should prioritise those who society has failed by failing to provide good social housing program in this country," Mr Duckett said . But Australia needs to keep its vaccine options open and pursue deals with other vaccine manufacturers as well as Oxford because "we still don't know if this one will fall over at the gate".

With NFL training camps underway, Beasley said he wanted to be a voice for players who are hesitant or not interested in getting vaccinated.

"Some people think that I am being selfish and making this a 'me' thing," Beasley said in Wednesday's statement. "It is all about the young players who don't have a voice and are reaching out to me every day because they are being told if they don't get vaxxed, they'll be cut.

"So, once unvaxxed players get cut, they're losing a dream they have worked their whole lives for over a vaccine that is proven to not keep people from contracting COVID as we've seen," Beasley added.

Other players and coaches have been hesitant about getting vaccinated, too. Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said in a since-deleted tweet that the NFL's new COVID-19 outbreak and vaccination policies are making him "question" his future in the league.

"Never thought I would say this, But being put in a position to hurt my team because I don’t want to partake in the vaccine is making me question my future in the NFL," Hopkins wrote.

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The anti -vaxxer movement has amplified Yeadon’s skeptical views about COVID-19 vaccines and tests, government-mandated lockdowns and the arc of the pandemic. Yeadon has said he personally doesn’t oppose the use of all vaccines . But many health experts and government officials worry that opinions like his fuel vaccine hesitancy – a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated – that could prolong the pandemic. Yeadon isn’t the only respected scientist to have challenged the scientific consensus on COVID-19 and expressed controversial views.

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The NFL's new protocols allow vaccinated players to return to near normalcy. Unvaccinated players, however, face many restrictions.

On July 24, ESPN's Jenna Laine reported that the league would fine unvaccinated players $14,650 any time they violate COVID-19 procedures this season. Then, on Tuesday, the NFL sent teams updated camp and preseason COVID-19 protocols as players arrived at training camps. Another fine detailed in the memo, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, was a $50,000 penalty for refusing to submit a required COVID-19 test.

With the league's protocols in place, Beasley said the main goal at hand is to keep him and other players safe.

"Safety does not solely mean avoiding the COVID virus," Beasley said. "Our health is now and years beyond which we are trying to protect with our personal choice by doing all the things we did in our protocols during the very successful 2020 NFL season."

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