Buffalo Bills QB on whether to get COVID-19 vaccine: ‘Still debating that’
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen on Wednesday said he is unsure whether he will get a coronavirus vaccine, saying “I’m still debating that.”
In an appearance on The Ringer’s “10 Questions With Kyle Brandt” podcast, host Kyle Brandt asked the quarterback if he has received a COVID-19 vaccination.
“I have not,” Allen said before Brandt pressed him on if he will get a shot.
“I’m still debating that,” Allen responded. “I’m a big statistics and logical guy. So, if statistics show it’s the right thing for me to do, I’d do it. Again I’d lean the other way too if that’s what it said. I haven’t been paying attention to it as much as maybe I should have. I’ve just been doing my thing and masking up when I’m going out and just staying close and hanging around family.”
From #10QuestionsWithKyleBrandt, @JoshAllenQB on getting a COVID vaccine:
“I’m still debating that. I’m a big statistics and logical guy. If statistics show it it’s the right thing for me to do, I’d do it. Again, I’d lean the other way of that’s what it said and…” 1/
— Steve Brown (@WGRZ_SteveBrown) April 7, 2021
When Brandt asked Allen about the NFL not mandating its players to receive vaccines, the Pro Bowl quarterback said he agreed with the move and that he thinks “everyone should have that choice to do it or to not do it.”
“You get in this tricky situation now where if you do mandate that that’s kind of going against what our constitution says and the freedom to kind of express yourself one way or the other,” he said. “I think we’re in a time where that’s getting a lot harder to do. Everybody should have that choice.”
Allen later explains that people have their own beliefs to get vaccinated or not.
“Whether you think you should do it or shouldn’t do it that’s your own beliefs and if you want to do it to protect you and your family do it,” he said.
The league still has not set an official schedule for 2021 after eliminating many offseason activities prior to last season due to the pandemic.
It is scheduled to hold its draft with a limited number of fans and prospects in attendance in Cleveland at the end of this month.
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