Kirk Cousins Considered Surrounding Himself with Plexiglass Instead of Getting COVID-19 Vaccine
Kirk Cousins really doesn't want to get the coronavirus vaccine.
The Minnesota Vikings quarterback — along with the rest of the team's QB room — were deemed high-risk contacts and placed on the COVID-19 reserve list after rookie Kellen Mond tested positive for coronavirus.
With the franchise's passers apparently unvaccinated, they had to miss multiple days of practice and, if this was in season, could've caused the Vikings to forfeit a game.
But that doesn't seem to change Cousins' mind on getting the shot, telling ESPN he is "at peace" with his decision to not get vaccinated.
EAGAN, Minn. — Kirk Cousins said today he is “at peace” with his vaccination decision and pledged to be “vigilant” with protocols for unvaccinated players. No sign he is reconsidering despite missing four practices as a high-risk close contact.— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) August 5, 2021
In fact, Cousins is willing to go to extreme lengths to avoid the jab.
Cousins said he has thought about surrounding himself with plexiglass in the QB room. He was asked why he would go to such lengths when a vaccine would be far more effective and efficient. He said the decision is personal and private.— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) August 5, 2021
That's right. The Vikes' starting QB has actually considered surrounding himself with plexiglass to avoid close contact and missing time.
That, of course, is absolutely ridiculous. And the internet agreed.
Kirk Cousins: I'm willing to do whatever it takes to avoid going back on the COVID list. I'll put a plastic bag over my head and seal it tightly on my neck if I have to.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) August 5, 2021
Media: But then you'll suffocate. Why not just get the vaccine?
Cousins: That's a private, personal question.
Kirk Cousins arriving for practice pic.twitter.com/Y0cKa4Z7L1— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 5, 2021
this is just weird https://t.co/6LqATeA4AQ— charles (crying online) mcdonald (@FourVerts) August 5, 2021
asking me about personal portable plexiglass forcefield is a hipaa https://t.co/JCexlfIVJd— Brendan Darr (@BrendanDarr) August 5, 2021
"It's the first game of the Vikings NFL season, and here's Kirk Cousins being lowered onto the field." pic.twitter.com/c7ETfjUDdA— Adam Uren (@AdamUren) August 5, 2021
Despite claims that 90% of the NFL has had at least one shot of the vaccine, the Vikings have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the NFL, which has caused coach Mike Zimmer to publicly call out his players.
While it's just the preseason, it doesn't look like this issue will go away for the Vikings anytime soon.
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