Tsitsipás defends the criticisms for not being vaccinated against the COVID-19: I am young and the vaccine has side effects

The critics continue around Stéfanos Tsitsipás after recognizing this week not having been vaccinated against the COVID-19 because it is not mandatory to compet

Tsitsipás defends the criticisms for not being vaccinated against the COVID-19: I am young and the vaccine has side effects

The critics continue around Stéfanos Tsitsipás after recognizing this week not having been vaccinated against the COVID-19 because it is not mandatory to compete, despite having led a government campaign asking for responsibility.

Greek tennis player wanted to answer followers' comments on social networks that showed his disappointment to his decision not to vaccinate. "I'm young, I'm less than 25 years old, for me, the vaccine has not been investigated enough, it's something new, it has some side effects, I personally know people who have had them," so explained the tennisian's choice. .

In addition, Tsitsipás said that the best thing is that young people are contagious and pass the disease to raise an immunity barrier. At the defense of tennisa, his father has come out, apostolos tsitsipás, who told Greek public television ERT that athletes have "an immune system strong enough to cope with any challenge that is present" and move in controlled environments and are subjected to antigens or PCR tests almost daily.

The Greek government has been trying to fight this idea and insist on the need to vaccinate, also for young people. That is why the spokesman for Greek Government, Yannis Ikonomu, asked the citizens on Thursday to listen to the experts and said that, although the skill of Tsitsipás as tennis player can not question, he has no knowledge or capacity Necessary to evaluate the quality of available vaccines or the need for certain groups to be inoculated.

Several toilets have also criticized tennis player by his statements, including the president of the Panhellenica Medical Association, Athanasios Exadaktylo, who recalled that although most of the young people infected the disease with mild symptoms, there will always be some who have to be hospitalized , they suffer the consequences of the virus for months or even fail.

Updated Date: 19 August 2021, 12:36

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