Jonathan Isaac explains why he doesn't want to take vaccine



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Jonathan Isaac explains why he doesn't want to take vaccine

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac says his vaccine views haven't changed a bit as he is still refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Before the start of this season, Isaac drew attention to himself with his vaccine views.

Now, as the season is approaching toward its end, Isaac was asked again about the vaccine. Isaac argues that he can't "see the wisdom" in putting something in his body that doesn't guarantee him not catching the virus again.

“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.

Isaac: I want the freedom of choice

When Isaac was asked last October about his vaccine stance, he claimed he wasn't anti-vax but just someone who wants the freedom of choice.

“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.

“I would say I’m hesitant at this time but at the end of the day I don’t feel that it is anyone’s reason to come out and say well this is why or this is not why, it should just be their decision. Loving your neighbour is not just loving those who agree with you or look like you or move in the same way that you do.

It’s loving those who don’t”. Two months ago, Isaac underwent a surgery to repair the hamstring issue he contracted while recovering from a torn ACL.