You would never have predicted that the NBA would be the source of some of the most persuasive public thoughts on vaccine mandates.
But it’s true, among them Bradley Beal, Draymond Green, and Jonathan Isaac.
Now Isaac is speaking out further, attacking the media for their “blatant miscarriage of information” surrounding the subject of COVID and the mandates. He’s not against the vaccine; he’s against the mandate.
There are no scientific, legal, moral or ethical grounds to the mandate for vaccines. I think when you take into account the nature of Covid, the nature of the vaccine that doesn’t stop infection or transmission, natural immunity …” 🔥 🔥 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZlIyIxRqWB
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) October 19, 2021
“It’s not that people should not get the vaccine, that’s not the argument,” Isaac told Fox News on Monday. “It’s that for me there aren’t scientific legal or to me moral grounds for the vaccine mandate. I think when you take into account the nature of COVID and the nature of the vaccine that doesn’t stop infection or transmission, the nature of natural immunity that hasn’t been talked about and then obviously the polarization by the media that has created such distrust.” [….]
“If this thing is just about protecting people and protecting the public health, why does CNN have to lie about Joe Rogan taking ‘horse dewormer,’ or why does the Rolling Stone have to willfully misrepresent my position on the vaccine or COVID?” questioned Isaac. “Why do these things have to happen if it’s just about protecting people?”
Very well said. If it were just about public health, they wouldn’t be lying and trying to go after Rogan.
Rogan was given ivermectin by his doctor when he came down with COVID; he didn’t take a “horse dewormer.” Despite that, CNN lied, in multiple reports, claiming he did. The CNN report also failed to clarify that Ivermectin was prescribed for many millions of human beings, mostly for its antiparasitic properties.
CNN deceived its audience completely. When called out on it in an interview with Rogan, Sanjay Gupta didn’t have a good explanation for his network’s lies. Gupta then did an spot with Don Lemon, where Lemon claimed they hadn’t really lied because ivermectin is a horse dewormer, despite the fact that isn’t what Rogan took. He said that Rogan quickly recovered after taking ivermectin with other medications.
Isaac said that it wasn’t just about his own personal choice, but protecting freedoms for everyone. He explained why he hadn’t gotten the vaccine.
“A lot went into my decision for not deciding to get the vaccine,” he told Fox News. “For starters, I have had COVID in the past. I understand our reactions as to immunity natural infection is robust and long-lasting,” he said, adding, “With my current physical fitness level and my age group I don’t feel I’m in a category of fear or of necessarily needing right now to get the vaccine.”
Isaac stated that he could not attend team functions nor eat in restaurants with his team despite being immune to the virus. Yet, as he pointed out, this made little sense as he’s allowed to walk out of the tunnel with them and play in close contact with them on the court.
Isaac had previously warned.
“We’re entering a period of time where the government is setting a precedent that in light of any emergency, your personal autonomy, your religious freedom, and honestly your freedom as a whole, becomes negotiable to whoever is in power or whoever agrees with the people in power.”
“We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave and we have to take the opportunity and the platform to say what it is that we feel is right, and I’m taking that right to do so, not just for me, but for all the people who feel like they don’t have a voice, who feel like their rights and their liberties are being threatened at this time.”
That’s really what it gets down to. It’s a simple and straightforward thought that is often missing from the public today, especially from people with large platforms. Isaac deserves credit for getting it all out and being willing to take the risk.
You wouldn’t have to lie about Rogan and force people into it if it wasn’t about control. This isn’t the first time Isaac has stood with clarity over a controversial issue. When other players wore a BLM shirt, Isaac refused to kneel. At the time, he said, “It’s my thought that kneeling or wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt don’t go hand-in-hand with supporting black lives.” That says a lot about the courage of the man to stand for what is right.