Serbian star Novak Djokovic has reiterated that he is against taking any anti-coronavirus vaccination, but has now asserted that he is ready to change his mind if it becomes mandatory for him to travel.
Yesterday, Novak Djokovic had said that he wouldn’t take any kind of vaccine against the coronavirus as no anti-coronavirus vaccination made till now as he said, “I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine to be able to travel”.
But now, the 32-year-old tennis star has changed his stance as he said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, “Personally I am opposed to the vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be able to travel.
But if it becomes compulsory, I will have to make a decision whether to do it or not. This is my current feeling, and I don’t know if it will change, but it really influences my profession. A vaccine hasn’t been made yet, but some such as Amelie Mauresmo have said the world tennis tours shouldn’t restart until there is one.”
Djokovic had caused a stir during a Facebook chat with fellow Serb players on Sunday when he said that if vaccination was compulsory when the tours resume then he wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take it.
Djokovic and his spouse Jelena believe that natural healing is better than vaccinations, but the like the rest of the world, even he is confused as Djokovic added, “I am no expert, but I do want to have an option to choose what’s best for my body. I am keeping an open mind, and I’ll continue to research this topic because it is important and it will affect all of us.”
A Prominent Serbian epidemiologist Predrag Kon, a member of the state team fighting the spread of COVID-19, expressed that Djokovic shouldn’t have made those remarks, knowing that he is a huge public figure in his native country.
The Tennis season is not going to start until August this year as all the Major and small Tennis events have been suspended due to the global pandemic.