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Tsitsips defends himself against criticism for not getting vaccinated against Covid-19: “I am young and the vaccine has side effects”

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Tsitsips defends himself against criticism for not getting vaccinated against Covid-19:

The Greek tennis participant already acknowledged this week not having been vaccinated in opposition to covid-19 as a result of it isn’t necessary to compete, regardless of having starred in a authorities marketing campaign demanding duty from the citizen.

Stefanos Tsitsips competing in opposition to Sebastian KordaDylan BuellAFP

Criticism continues round Stfanos Tsitsips after acknowledging this week not having been vaccinated in opposition to covid-19 as a result of it isn’t necessary to compete, regardless of having starred in a authorities marketing campaign demanding duty from the citizen.

The Greek tennis participant needed to answer to the feedback of followers on social networks that confirmed their disappointment at his determination to not be vaccinated. “I am young, I am less than 25 years old. For me, the vaccine has not been investigated enough, it is something new. It has some side effects. I personally know people who have had them,” the tennis participant defined his selection.

As well as, Tsitsips stated that it’s best for younger individuals to catch and cross the illness to lift an immunity barrier. His father got here out to defend the tennis participant, Apostles Tsitsips, who informed Greek public tv ERT that athletes have “an immune system strong enough to cope with any challenge that arises” and that they transfer in managed environments and are subjected to antigen testing or PCR virtually each day.

The Greek authorities has been making an attempt for months to fight this concept and insisting on the necessity to get vaccinated, additionally for younger individuals. That’s the reason the Greek Authorities spokesman, Yannis Ikonomu, on Thursday requested residents to take heed to the consultants and stated that, though Tsitsips’s capacity as a tennis participant can’t be doubted, he has neither the information nor the required capability to guage the standard of the accessible vaccines or the necessity whether or not or not sure teams are inoculated.

A number of well being employees have additionally criticized the tennis participant for his statements, together with the president of the Panhelnica Medical Affiliation, Athanasios Exadaktylo, who recalled that though nearly all of contaminated younger individuals cross the illness with gentle signs, there’ll at all times be some who need to be hospitalized, undergo the results of the virus for months and even die.