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    Victoria Azarenka wonders why US Open fans have to be vaccinated but players don't

    “I want to start this conversation between our players,” Azarenka told reporters. “Because to me that’s a bit bizarre that fans have to be vaccinated and players are not."

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/victori...025359110.html

    While American sports leagues largely haven't mandated vaccines for players, leagues like the NFL have set up significant disincentives to prompt players to get inoculated. The NBA, meanwhile, reportedly informed the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks that their players are required to be vaccinated to gain entry to their home stadiums in compliance of city regulations. The same goes for the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.

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    She’s right

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    It’s because of democrats

    They think they all know what is best for you

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    hey kids if you want to be a pro athlete someday you better stay woke as fukk

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    MONEY

    Vax mandate means big stars would skip

    Same w Democrats

    Mandates mean government control...that's all Democrats want, more government. Still don't understand the level of stupidity it takes to be a liberal.

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    i was there on monday, they werent even checking names to match up with the vaccine cards, hardly looked at them

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaFats View Post
    MONEY

    Vax mandate means big stars would skip

    Same w Democrats

    Mandates mean government control...that's all Democrats want, more government. Still don't understand the level of stupidity it takes to be a liberal.
    It will happen eventually. Only a few guys like joker and Medvedev are making noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonegambler23 View Post
    i was there on monday, they werent even checking names to match up with the vaccine cards, hardly looked at them
    That's because they are VERY easy to fake.

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    Fully-vaxxed 5th-ranked woman out of Open thanks to ‘breakthrough’ case

    Sofia Kenin out of US Open due to breakthrough COVID-19 case

    https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/...-covid-19-case

    Fifth-ranked Sofia Kenin pulled out of the US Open on Wednesday because she recently tested positive for COVID-19, even though she said she has received a vaccine.

    Kenin announced what she called "disappointing news" on social media.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ericc View Post
    “I want to start this conversation between our players,” Azarenka told reporters. “Because to me that’s a bit bizarre that fans have to be vaccinated and players are not."..
    Let's go ahead and finish her statements. She wants everyone to be mandated...

    ..."In my opinion it’s inevitable that it will be mandated at some point like other leagues are doing," Azarenka continued. 'I don't see the point of stalling it, really, because we all want to be safe, we all want to continue doing our jobs, and I know there is a lot of discussions about it."...
    While it says she "wonder why" she also gives a reason...resistance from players...but she's not dumb.

    ...Azarenka cited resistance among some players as reason why there isn't a mandate. She's not buying that they're speaking from an informed perspective...
    Turns out she feels the players are like a lot of SBR posters...not coming from a knowledgeable background yet still in the discussion...

    ...“I respect everybody’s opinion as long as it's not conspiracy theory," Azarenka continued. "If you actually have decent knowledge and looked into research and have your facts and stats and research, that's a different conversation.

    "But I feel that that part of conversation that, really, you need to be knowledgeable to what you're saying is missing in a lot of players."...
    I guess it's tough to blame her when they say things like this...

    ...Djokovic's wife Jelena Djokovic drew criticism for sharing a video with her roughly 500,000 Instagram followers promoting the lie that 5G mobile networks are partly to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic....
    I can feel her frustrations. Remember those bitchute videos people were posting? LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericc View Post
    Sofia Kenin out of US Open due to breakthrough COVID-19 case

    https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/...-covid-19-case

    Fifth-ranked Sofia Kenin pulled out of the US Open on Wednesday because she recently tested positive for COVID-19, even though she said she has received a vaccine.

    Kenin announced what she called "disappointing news" on social media.

    Joe Rogan Has Covid - Page 5 (sportsbookreview.com)

    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    vaccine variant is real


    look at john rahm

    another one bites the dust

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    You do not need to be vaccinated to attend USO. You need to have ONE SHOT. If you die with one shot you are unvaccinated. This is either USO for show, or Gov't leaning on large corps to coerce people into medical treatment. No one truly cares about "safety" of anyone at USO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericc View Post
    Sofia Kenin out of US Open due to breakthrough COVID-19 case

    https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/...-covid-19-case

    Fifth-ranked Sofia Kenin pulled out of the US Open on Wednesday because she recently tested positive for COVID-19, even though she said she has received a vaccine.

    Kenin announced what she called "disappointing news" on social media.



    And here is why I will not vax my son. It won’t matter. Vaxxed, unvaxxed, you get it anyway and they make you sit out. He won’t get it because he’s already had it and has the real immunity. But soon it will be contact traced, vaxxed or not, and you’re out.

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    WSOP this year apparently all players have to be vaccinated


    Dealers do not have to be vaccinated



    what a goddamn shit show



    what are they trying to prove...it clearly isnt for safety

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    last year...you couldnt go to church...couldnt go to mom and pop shops



    but everyone and their goddamn mother has to go to walmart



    so the virus will thrive at these big grocery stores



    fukkin idiots



    how is that safety



    we all need to get a distance 6 feet apart...unless you are in walmart then everyone can go



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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    last year...you couldnt go to church...couldnt go to mom and pop shops



    but everyone and their goddamn mother has to go to walmart



    so the virus will thrive at these big grocery stores



    fukkin idiots



    how is that safety



    we all need to get a distance 6 feet apart...unless you are in walmart then everyone can go





    It’s not, bub.

    It’s destroying tight-knit communities and small businesses.

    And insulating publicly traded corporations.

    And isn’t is weird that the govt is using corporations to further the unconstitutional, woke agenda, of the World Economic Forum?

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    Las Vegas Raiders will only allow vaxxed fans into the games. However, you can get the jab in the parking lot and they'll let you in. Proof that they have no idea how a vaccine is supposed to work.

    FDA wants to put the brakes on September boosters. However, the White House is still going ahead with that plan. Proof that the vax is just political and has nothing to do with science.

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    dont see how a republican doesnt win in 2024


    oh, wait....media and SHEEP



    we are screwed



    hell, even greaser was against trump



    look what he got

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    dont see how a republican doesnt win in 2024


    oh, wait....media and SHEEP



    we are screwed



    hell, even greaser was against trump



    look what he got
    In 2016, yes.

    Not in 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    dont see how a republican doesnt win in 2024


    oh, wait....media and SHEEP



    we are screwed



    hell, even greaser was against trump



    look what he got
    Politics going to be crazy leading up to that election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeggieDog View Post
    Las Vegas Raiders will only allow vaxxed fans into the games. However, you can get the jab in the parking lot and they'll let you in. Proof that they have no idea how a vaccine is supposed to work.
    FDA wants to put the brakes on September boosters. However, the White House is still going ahead with that plan. Proof that the vax is just political and has nothing to do with science.
    Same as US Open. It is either political grandstanding or the government coercing people through corporations. At a minimum, it is incredibly ridiculous policy catering to people who let fear and emotion run their lives. At worst, there is nefarious, maybe evil, intent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericc View Post
    “I want to start this conversation between our players,” Azarenka told reporters. “Because to me that’s a bit bizarre that fans have to be vaccinated and players are not."https://www.yahoo.com/sports/victori...025359110.htmlWhile American sports leagues largely haven't mandated vaccines for players, leagues like the NFL have set up significant disincentives to prompt players to get inoculated. The NBA, meanwhile, reportedly informed the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks that their players are required to be vaccinated to gain entry to their home stadiums in compliance of city regulations. The same goes for the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.
    Tennis is a little bit trickier and different because the players are kind of like individual contractors and their own boss so there are A LOT of wheels in motion that need to be aligned in order for some sort of agreement to come into place that. Everything needs to go through them and be agreed upon through them. I was under the impression they were, with all governing bodies implementing some sort of freedoms for players who have been vaccinated who don't need to use bubbles, be tested daily or every few days or not wear masks or whatever but I'm not sure what's become of that.

    Plenty are pretty open about it whether they have been vaccinated and plenty have not because they in accordance with their own country's medical guidelines (from what Medvedev has said) don't want to reveal anything about their medical history including whether they have vaccinated for Covid-19 which for the record is perfectly fine and to be honest not the fans or the media's business.
    So because of the nature of the above we will never know what a players status is unless they personally reveal it, like some have done. Even those who have been coy but actually have it or publicly endorsing it but being coy about whether they have it.

    Federer for example who did reveal he had been BUT is on the backend of his career and is likely as an ambassador/for his sponsors going to be jetting around doing stuff post-retirement so it would probably be beneficial for him. Also it is in his nature to be a people/crowd pleaser, and say and do the right thing regardless of his deep down personal opinion on things.
    And he also has an infinite amount of money so he's not worried about not receiving the best medical care if he does have side affects, much like some of the other players who are opposed.

    Right now it seems that there is no rush to do so with plenty of players coming from different walks of life, backgrounds, upbringings, religious beliefs, many poor and even if some day it does happen then you ask, how far do you go back? Challengers? ITFs? Futures? Juniors?
    There has been little media attention on the players who have publicly opposed it like Rublev, Schwartzman, Isner, Querrey, Johnson, Sabalenka, one of the other womens, cant remember her name off the top of my head.

    If it ever does happen and it is certainly not going to be any time soon we don't know what things will be like, whether they will be better. But hopefully there is more then enough data with the rates of vaccination growing that the skepticism will slowly dissolve and players will be open to it, even the ones that don't make as much money and are more reliant on their body to make money aren't worried about side effects.

    Also to the above and Azarenka's quote. The decision to ask for proof of one dose was something that was implemented at the last minute on a backflip of a decision which was initially going to be no proof required and wear masks if you want. The crowd arent distanced obviously being packed but the players are for the majority of the match so it's not that surprising they aren't being asked to be even if there are a lot of things that need to happen for it to be universally approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    UGA has covid problems even though over 90% vaccinated and Kirby Smart said these are vaccinated players with it




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