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Novak Djokovic Can't Play in U.S. Open Unless He Has COVID Vaccination + More


CBS News reported:

The U.S. Open has confirmed that tennis star Novak Djokovic can't play in the tournament because of his vaccination status. The reigning Wimbledon champion said publicly he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.

While the U.S. Open does not have a vaccine mandate for players, organizers said in a statement that it will "respect the U.S. government's position regarding travel into the country for unvaccinated non-U.S. citizens."

The U.S. currently requires non-citizens to be fully vaccinated against COVID in order to enter the country. If not, a person is not allowed to board a flight to the U.S. — unless certain criteria are met. However, there has been no indication Djokovic would fall under any of the categories of exemptions.

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Comment by chris gill
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I fail to understand what the issue is for even requiring a vaccine for covid. The vac does not prevent the transmission of the virus, doesn't even stop the person from getting it. At best it may make the disease progression shorter. But adds risks of blood clots and now it is found to suppress the immunize system even 6-8 months later. Under what logic are they using now for the requirement for the shot???? It seams the only person who may be at risk is the player who doesn't have the shots. And from what I remember he had covid so his immune response should be better than the vac would give.