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Stefanos Tsitsipas: Greek government pushes back on tennis star’s vaccine comments

“He doesn’t have the information and research to evaluate the necessity for vaccinations,” government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou was quoted as saying in Greek press reviews.

“Stefanos Tsitsipas is a superb athlete, his abilities in sports activities and his contribution to sports activities within the nation is unquestionable.

“What is at stake, nevertheless, is his capability to evaluate the necessity for vaccinations or whether or not the vaccine has been examined for a adequate time period. And … he has neither the information nor the research nor the analysis work that might enable him to kind an opinion about it.”

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The 23-year-old world No. 3 from Greece induced a stir on the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati this week when he informed reporters that he anxious in regards to the unintended effects of the vaccine.

“I’m not towards vaccines, however I do not see any cause for somebody of my age to do it – it hasn’t been examined sufficient and it has unintended effects – so long as it is not necessary, everybody can resolve for themselves,” he informed Greek press on the match on Wednesday.

Oikonomou inspired folks to as an alternative hearken to well being coverage specialists and stated Tsitsipas and different celebrities ought to be cautious with their phrases given their large platforms.

“Those who via their wonderful efficiency in different places are additionally a degree of reference for wider social teams, it could be good to be doubly cautious in expressing such views,” he stated.

The Covid-19 vaccine has divided opinion inside tennis.

World primary Novak Djokovic stated in April he hoped the Covid-19 vaccine wouldn’t grow to be necessary for gamers to compete and has declined to reply questions relating to his personal vaccination standing.

However, fellow 20-time grand slam winners Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal really feel athletes must play their half to get life back to some type of normality.

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