One team already has 65 of 90 players vaccinated

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Plenty of players are resisting the COVID-19 vaccine, throwing out hollow explanations like “I need to do more research,” while doing none at all. Plenty of players are getting the vaccine, however.

Via Peter King of Football Morning in America, one team already has 65 of 90 players fully vaccinated.

As King notes, that’s 72 percent of the roster. With extra benefits likely for teams that reach an 85-percent threshold for vaccinations, the team with 65 players vaccinated needs only 12 of the remaining 25 to get stuck in order to get to 85 percent of the 90-man roster.

Regardless of any benefits that would attach to a team that gets to 85 percent, the individual benefits could be enough to get players to choose to take the vaccine. Wrote King, paraphrasing the coach whose team has gotten to 65 vaccinated players, “Once players realize that being vaccinated will allow them the freedom to move around without masks, to be able to dine out with teammates and to not have to wake up early every morning to be tested, he thinks his team has a very good chance to be at 85 percent.”

King points to another important inducement for getting vaccinated. Any players who aren’t vaccinated will be required to stay in town during the bye week and be tested every day.

For plenty of players, that could be the one item of research that gets them to do it.

15 responses to “One team already has 65 of 90 players vaccinated

  1. Impressive list of reasons to get vaccinated.

    I would hope the NFLPA would be promoting vaccination.

  2. Star players like Brady should get vaccinated to encourage others. Time for Tom to lead by example.

  3. If team vaccination rates are a reflection of the general public, the NFL will never reach 85% vaccination.

  4. When everything is said and done about 20-25% of the entire population wont get the vaccine. If football teams reach the 85% mark then they will be surpassing the national average, which is impressive.

  5. It’s a personal choice and let it be that. No need for vaccine shaming.

  6. Given that 70% of the people are vaccinated in the six New England states let’s hazard a guess.

  7. This is a touchy subject. While I believe getting vaccinated is a personal choice, I also feel everyone should be vaccinated for the sake of humanity. The problem today is the Internet and all the so-called experts providing their uninformed guidance and scaring the gullible masses. Life without a mask is liberating!

  8. I’d bet it is a team from a far left city. My guess is that it is the Seahawks.

  9. Drinking the kool-aid should be a personal choice but people are being forced into it in order to keep jobs and that is not right!

  10. There is no vaccine. It’s the same as a flu shot. Stop the insanity. Also weaker Than the common flu

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