FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News)
COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could result in forfeited games and loss of pay, the league announced Thursday.
The policy sends a strong message about COVID-19 vaccines and is likely to be followed by others in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, told CBS News.
The NFL has pushed players to get vaccinated, but only 75% have received at least one dose. Any team that causes a game to be canceled will be responsible for financial losses and players on both teams won’t get paid, warned a memo from league commissioner Roger Goodell.
“The NFL is sending a very strong signal that it’s very important to get vaccinated,” Fauci told CBS News. “If you want to play football and you want to do it in a way that you feel unrestricted and not worry about