French tennis player Jeremy Chardy has bowed out of the 2021 season, citing terrifying reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine.
“So now I regret having taken the vaccine,” Chardy said. “But I couldn’t have known.”
Chardy was ranked 25th in the ATP Tour.
“Since I had my vaccine, I have had a problem,” Chardy said. “I’ve had a series of struggles.”
“Suddenly, I cannot train, I cannot play,” he added.
Chardy is only 34 years old. He received the vaccine between the Olympics and the US Open.
Chardy reportedly decided to receive the vaccine for the “common good for humanity.”
He explained that he is experiencing violent pains all over his body whenever he began to train.
“Now I have been to see two doctors, I have done some tests so I know what I have and the most important thing is to take care of myself,” he said.
“At the moment, my season is stopped and I don’t know when I’ll start again,” he said.
The Tour does not require vaccination to compete.
“I don’t know what to do,” he explained. “The problem is that we have no hindsight on the vaccine. There are people who had similar [side-effects], but the durations [of the issues] were really different.”
These thoughts were echoed by the ATP’s number 3 player, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.
Tsitsipas is hesitant about getting the vaccine himself.
“The COVID-19 vaccine has not been tested enough because it is new and has some side effects,” he said.
“I know some people who’ve had them. I’m not against it, I just see no reason for someone in my age group to be vaccinated [yet],” Tsitsipas reportedly said.
“For us young people I think it’s good to pass the virus because we’ll build immunity. I don’t see it as something bad,” he continued.
“As I said, it isn’t obligatory, everyone has freedom to decide for themselves what’s right & what’s not,” he stated.
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The media is near-unanimous in its ostracization of vaccine hesitancy and the vaccine-hesitant — CNN’s Don Lemon has openly called for Minaj and Tsitsipas’ American counterparts to be shunned and shamed for opting to skip the jab so far (and of course, there was MCNBC host Joy Reid’s tantrum over Minaj’s statements).
Such one-sided coverage of the vaccine may be excused as being for the sake of public health in the midst of a pandemic — but it is flat-out dishonest and has the potential to threaten public health by obscuring and manipulating the appearance of the vaccine’s supposedly unquestionable safety.
If we hadn’t long ago given up the idea that we could expect simple journalistic integrity from our media, we would be able to expect us to simply give us both sides of the story.
Tell us about the public figures who are hesitant or experience adverse effects as well as the members of the scientific community and public health officials who have substantial and well-supported arguments as to why we should get the jab.