The National Basketball Association announced a new vaccination mandate this weekend for its referees, coaches and others who work with players. With a few exceptions, these people need to get the recommended jab and boosters. However, players and fans are not faced with a vaccine ultimatum. Is it unfair for those under mandate?
Referees – along with coaches and coaches – seem to be the NBA’s handy fruit. Perhaps the league is too loose to try to force LeBron “King” James and other top players to take the jab. The National Association of Basketball Umpires sold his constituency on the vaccination mandate. What will happen with referees suffering from adverse vaccine reactions is a guess at this point.
“All referees should be fully immunized, unless they have a religious or medical exemption. The referees also agreed to take all recommended boosters, ”the NBA statement said on Saturday. “Any referee who is not vaccinated and who is not exempt will be ineligible for working matches. “
Let’s make this clear. The players’ right to earn a living does not depend on a vax mandate. But the careers of game officials will be put on hold if they refrain from getting vaccinated. The NBA is an extremely unpopular league with its social justice nonsense and abominable stance on Communist China. Now his inconsistent treatment of employees is just another flammable addition to this dumpster fire.
Will referees really dare to stand up to the powers of the NBA by demanding a religious exemption?
The vaccination rules also state: “Any member of team personnel whose role or access involves face-to-face interaction with, or activity conducted within 15 feet of, any (1) player, (2) umpire or (3) other team member who has a role that involves in-person interaction with, or activity conducted within 15 feet of any player or umpire “must be vaccinated by Oct. 1, according to CNN .
Who will referee the referees? Who is going to trot on the court with a tape measure to enforce the new rules? And what happens when a vaccinated official, coach or coach contracts COVID-19? It’s gonna spread an egg all over the NBA’s face.
Match-day staff should be vaccinated prior to the team’s first pre-season home match. The pre-season matches begin on October 3. This includes coaches, coaches, reception staff, security guards and others.
CNN reports that “Any staff member who is not fully vaccinated will not have any interaction with players or officials and will always need to wear a face shield at team facilities,” the memo reads. Unvaccinated staff members will also be prohibited from being on the bench during games, will not be allowed in the locker, weight rooms or training rooms, will not be able to attend meetings in person and will not be able to travel. with the team. “
NBC’s Kurt Helin writes that this vaccination mandate “is a good thing. The science is clear: COVID vaccine saves lives… ”Vaccines not yet approved by the FDA have also claimed lives. People who were vaccinated also contracted COVID-19. This is the not so good part.
Here’s another aha moment on the inconsistency of the NBA. As the Milwaukee Bucks made their championship run in 2021, thousands upon thousands of fans were allowed to mingle outside of their arena. And now the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has identified 491 people there who have contracted COVID-19. The DHS also noted that this was also a conservative estimate.
All things considered, the NBA is not the most reputable organization for reducing the spread of COVID-19. Or to ensure the personal freedom of its employees.