Vaccination: when professional athletes tie knots with the athlete


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In the wake of Novak Djokovic, a handful of professional sportsmen still refuse the injection, more frightened by supposed harmful effects than by real antivax conviction. At the risk of their careers, while more and more competitions impose a complete vaccination schedule.

Novak Djokovic can imagine himself winning a record 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Open and reigning alone in men’s tennis. If he succeeds, then will we remember that this major so crucial was partly played on Monday, on a court decision. That rendered by an Australian judge in favor of the Serbian world number 1, and which revokes the cancellation by the Australian authorities of the player’s visa. Unvaccinated against Covid, and temporarily banned from territory during an unnamed imbroglio, Djokovic was therefore able to leave the immigration detention center in which he had been patient since his arrival in the country the previous week. But a few days before the start of the competition (January 17 to 30), Canberra can still decide to expel the player, also suspected of several other breaches of the health protocol in force on the island-continent.

With its share of political, media and medical ramifications, the material “Novax Djokovid” soap opera…

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