Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac drew negative attention to himself before the NBA season started and now has reiterated that he won't be taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Before the season started, former No. 6 pick isaac gave a detailed explanation why he was reluctant to take the vaccine.
However, Isaac claimed that he's not anti-vax but that he just doesn't want to be forced into taking something. Now, Isaac suggests the vaccine doesn't make sense to him because even vaccinated individuals can again contract COVID-19.
“I don’t see the wisdom in putting something into my body that’s not going to stop me from getting the virus," Isaac said.
Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac on why he didn’t get the covid vaccine: “I don’t see the wisdom in putting something into my body that’s not going to stop me from getting the virus”.
Isaac just wants the freedom of choice
Several months ago, Isaac insisted that he respect every health care worker but added he doesn't want to put something into his body he is not comfortable with.
“I am not anti-vax, I’m not anti-medicine, I am not anti-science,” Isaac said. “I didn’t come to my current stance by studying Black history or watching Donald Trump press conferences. I have nothing but the utmost respect for every healthcare worker and person in Orlando and all across the world that have worked tirelessly to keep us safe … I thank God and I’m grateful that I live in a society where vaccines are possible, and we can protect ourselves and have the means to protect ourselves.
“But with that being said, it is my belief that the vaccine status of every person should be their own choice. Completely up to them without bullying, without being pressured, without being forced into doing so. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m uncomfortable with taking the vaccine at this time.
“We’re all different. We all come from different places. We’ve all had different experiences and hold dear to different beliefs. And what it is you do with your body when it comes to putting medicine in there should be your choice, free of the ridicule and the opinion of others”.