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A Discussion on the National Basketball Association Players Who Will Not Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

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René F. Najera, DrPH

September 30, 2021

While the Women's National Basketball League (WNBA) has reported near universal vaccination of its players (one of the 144 active players has not been fully vaccinated yet, but will, according to some reports), the men playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) are not fully vaccinated at quite the same level. Still, the NBA vaccine coverage is approaching 90%, but some outspoken players have questioned the safety and efficacy of the vaccine recently.

Today, the Le Batard and Friends network had a roundtable discussion on why the vaccine hesitancy in the NBA is a problem, its origins, and what can be done to reach universal vaccination. Speaking on the panel were , , and . The discussion is about 44 minutes long.

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