Djokovic was deported from Australia earlier this year after getting engaged in a visa and immunization scandal. The public figure now finds himself as the topic of a Bill Gates interview where he commented on Novak Djokovic’s vaccine stance.
- EXPLOSIVE: Here’s what was uncovered in Hunter Biden’s iCloud Hack
- MAJOR PEER REVIEWED STUDY: Moderna Vaccine Increases Myocarditis Risk By 44 Times In Young Adults
- MUST READ: High Level International Bankers Simulate The Collapse Of Global Financial System
- BIG STORY: Wuhan Lab Isolated Monkeypox Strain In 2020
- EXPLOSIVE: Ukraine Biolabs Used Fever Carrying Mosquitoes To Spark Dengue Pandemic In Cuba
Bill Gates has spoken in on tennis world number one Novak Djokovic’s vaccine attitude and the duty he considers the 34-year-old bears as a prominent personality.
Gates has regularly advocated for individuals to get their vaccines in order to subdue Covid, claiming to have expended a fortune on vaccine innovation.
Gates branded conspiracy theories about him and his supposed intentions for mass vaccination “crazy” in a wide-ranging interview with the BBC on Thursday, and said that it was “awful” to have strangers screaming at him in the street about the issue.
Gates was also questioned what he made of Djokovic’s refusal to be vaccinated, claiming his individual liberty of choice, and whether the Serbian tennis star had a bigger obligation as a prominent figure than merely deciding what to inject in his body.
Subscribe to GreatGameIndia
“Well, being vaccinated helps the community you are in,” Gates began.
“They are not perfect in blocking infection, but they do reduce infection. So, it’s unfortunate that somebody’s health concerns are so extreme that they feel they can’t participate in that community protection,” the Microsoft co-founder added.
“If they are an inspirational and trusted person, then they are spreading that and it just makes it tougher to get the vaccination levels that we really need.
“So, I admire him in a lot of ways but I wish his views on vaccines weren’t that way,” Gates finished.
Djokovic was deported from Australia earlier this year after becoming engaged in a visa and immunization scandal as he prepared to retain his Grand Slam championship in Melbourne.
When Djokovic arrived in Australia, he assumed a medical exclusion would be sufficient to permit him to compete in the Australian Open, but a pushback resulted in him being detained and compelled to appear in court before being deported.
Djokovic stated he was “never against vaccination” but “always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body” in a February interview with the BBC.
Djokovic claimed he was willing to forgo more tournaments if necessary after watching generational rival Rafael Nadal overtake him in Grand Slam titles with 21 wins.
“The principles of decision making on my body are more important than any title or anything else” Djokovic insisted, adding: I’m trying to be in tune with my body as much as I possibly can.”
After the Covid protocols were abolished a few months later, Djokovic was free to compete in the French Open and Wimbledon.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner will play Hubert Hurkacz in the Madrid Open quarterfinals this week before preparing to defend his title at Roland-Garros, which begins on May 22.