Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo decided against COVID-19 vaccine
|Friday, June 11, 2021, 1:16 PM- -|
The COVID-19 pandemic has been terrible throughout the world as several countries are still are battling to contain the virus.
However, in the United States, several vaccines are now available as the country tries to vaccine as many people as possible to get above the 50 percent threshold.
During Friday's appearance on ESPN 1000's Kaplan and Hood, Cubs star first baseman Anthony Rizzo publicly stated that he decided against getting the vaccine.
"There's so much more to everyone's individual story," Rizzo said. "It's on them. It's on their family. It's a big decision for them and their family.
"It's case by case, and we have respectful discussions about it, just like we do with everything else that comes up during the year."
The Cubs are currently having to follow COVID-19 protocols because they haven't passed the 85 percent vaccinated threshold mandated by major league baseball that would allow relaxed restrictions.
Ross: "That doesn't change my outlook on Rizz. I still respect him a whole lot. It's his decision. He's one of my best friends. He's a big piece of our team. ... We move forward & respect that & do our best trying to follow the protocols & keep the virus outside our locker room." https://t.co/Oe5tTv1yqT— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) June 11, 2021
Javy said he respects Rizzo decision on vax. Javy is vaxxed. pic.twitter.com/J5FEUkcKMF— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 11, 2021