You can add another name to the list of athletes hesitant to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera brought in a “vaccine expert” to address his team on Tuesday, in a move that rubbed some players the wrong way. According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post, Washington’s player vaccination rate is nearing 50%, but Rivera is looking for more participation.
“There’s a lot of messaging out there that they get off Twitter, and some of it’s good and some of it’s bad,” Rivera said.
The Football Team brought in Kizzmekia S. Corbett — an immunologist and coronavirus researcher— to give general information about the vaccines, and to answer any questions or concerns the players had regarding immunization.
“We’re trying to gather as much information, allow the players to get as much information so they can make a choice and make a decision,” Rivera told reporters.. “ … She was outstanding. Our players were engaged and asked a