Vaccine Hesitancy: American NFL puts more pressure on unvaccinated players at Tokyo Olympics

*Observers say it stands to reason that all participants will be vaccinated at such summer games being held at a considerable cost to all stakeholders, but that is not the case at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Games officials are taking extraordinary precautions, including the exclusion of spectators at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in order to prevent the spread of the damaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

While it stands to reason that all participants would be vaccinated at such summer games being held at a considerable cost to stakeholders, that’s not the case, according to agency report.

ConsumerConnect gathered that on the United States (US) NFL team, for instance, officials said about 100 athletes at the Tokyo Olympics had refused to be vaccinated thus far.

The National Football League (NFL) is the major US professional gridiron football organisation, founded in 1920 in Canton, Ohio, as the American Professional Football Association.

Rather than expressing alarm, however, team officials yet have seen the glass as half full, saying that 83 percent of the US athletes have got the vaccine shots.

Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s medical chief, said: “Eighty-three percent is actually a substantial number, and we’re quite happy with it.”

In regard to the Coronavirus‌ ‌(COVID-19)‌ ‌tally,‌ ‌as‌ ‌‌compiled‌‌ ‌by‌ ‌Johns‌ ‌Hopkins‌ ‌University, the total‌ ‌US‌ ‌confirmed‌ ‌cases are estimated at 34,289,384 with aggregate ‌ 610,218 deaths.

Likewise, on the worldwide scale, total‌ ‌global‌ ‌cases are estimated at 192,763,112 with total‌ ‌global‌ ‌deaths put at 4,139,486 as of early Monday, July 26, 2021.

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