NBA player, Jonathan Isaac, offers his very lucid reasons for opposing vaccine mandates.
Robbins: Josh Robbins with The Athletic. What is it about the vaccine that that makes you hesitant to to to get it?
Isaac: I would start with I’ve had COVID in the past, and so our understanding of antibodies of natural immunity has changed a great deal from the onset of the pandemic, and it’s still evolving.
I understand that the vaccine would help if you catch COVID and you’ll be able to have less symptoms from contracting it. But with me having COVID in the past and having antibodies with my current age group and fitness physical fitness level, it’s not necessarily a fear of mine taking the vaccine.
Like I said, it would decrease my chances of having a severe reaction, but it does open me up to the albeit rare chance, but the possibility of having an adverse reaction to the vaccine itself.
I don’t believe that being unvaccinated means infected or being vaccinated means uninfected. You can still catch COVID with or we’re not having the vaccine.
I would say, honestly, the craziness of it all in terms of not being able to say that it should be everybody’s fair choice without being demeaned or talked crazy to doesn’t make one comfortable to do what said person is telling them to do.
Yeah, I would say that’s a couple of the reasons that, you know, I would say I’m hesitant at this time, but at the end of the day, I don’t feel that it is, you know, anyone’s reason to come out and say, Well, this is why or this is not why it should just be their decision.
And you know, loving your neighbor is not just loving those that that agree with you or look like you are moving the same way that you do. It’s it’s a, you know, loving those who don’t.