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The Dilemma between Professional and Collegiate Athletes: Vaccinate or Not Vaccinate – The Round Up

Sports organizations like the NBA, the New Mexico Activities Association, and the NCAA are implementing new rules about vaccination status, which has a direct effect on athletes who have chosen not to be vaccinated; What does this mean for New Mexico State University Athletics?

The dilemma between health and sports has been an on-going topic of discussion for the past year and a half. It is no secret there are people who are still hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Non-vaccinated athletes who participate on a professional, collegiate or amatuer level are now having to either get vaccinated, follow strict protocols or not participate at all.

The main two athletes who have been dominating sports news and media currently are Kyrie Irving and Aaron Rodgers.

Kyrie Irving vs. the NBA and Local Vaccination Mandates

The NBA is already two months into their season, and Irving is still not participating in any on-the-court or off-the-court activities for the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA has made it clear they are not requiring players to be vaccinated, but have incentivized players to get the COVID-19 vaccine shot, according to ESPN.

The NBA Players Association and the NBA did not come to an agreement for a vaccination requirement, however local vaccination mandates have made it a requirement for players to be vaccinated to participate in indoor competitions.

There are three U.S. cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City that are requiring a proof of vaccination. New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order that requires people to provide proof of vaccination before entering any indoor venue, according to Yahoo News.

This includes indoor activities, like professional sports games, which affects both the general population as well as professional sports athletes who reside and play for sports organizations in New York City.

Mike Bass, an NBA spokesperson, made it clear during a Sept 29 press conference that, “Any player who elects not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for games that they miss,” which has a direct correlation to the Irving dilemma.

Sean Marks, general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, made a statement on Oct 12 by saying, “Irving’s decision for not being vaccinated left him no choice but to send him away from the team until he is able to fully participate.”

Source: https://nmsuroundup.com/18799/showcase/the-dilemma-between-professional-and-collegiate-athletes-vaccinate-or-not-vaccinate/

Sports organizations like the NBA, the New Mexico Activities Association, and the NCAA are implementing new rules about vaccination status, which has a direct effect on athletes who have chosen not to be vaccinated; What does this mean for New Mexico State University Athletics?

The dilemma between health and sports has been an on-going topic of discussion for the past year and a half. It is no secret there are people who are still hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Non-vaccinated athletes who participate on a professional, collegiate or amatuer level are now having to either get vaccinated, follow strict protocols or not participate at all.

The main two athletes who have…….

Sports organizations like the NBA, the New Mexico Activities Association, and the NCAA are implementing new rules about vaccination status, which has a direct effect on athletes who have chosen not to be vaccinated; What does this mean for New Mexico State University Athletics?

The dilemma between health and sports has been an on-going topic of discussion for the past year and a half. It is no secret there are people who are still hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Non-vaccinated athletes who participate on a professional, collegiate or amatuer level are now having to either get vaccinated, follow strict protocols or not participate at all.

The main two athletes who have…….

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