1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has revealed that he won't be taking the COVID-19 vaccine because he feels healthy and fit. Cash, 56, insists he is feeling healthy and he doesn't want to take the vaccine because he doesn't want to risk long-term health damage.
Also, former world No. 4 Cash doesn't want the ATP to force players into taking the jab. "I'm not having a politician or a TV doctor who's on [their] payroll tell me what I should and shouldn't be doing with my health, okay?' Cash told Conservative Woman, as quoted on The Daily Mail.
"You don't want to say to a player, 'listen don't get vaccinated, because you could end up crippled' "You don't want to really go there with that, but the message really was just wait and see what happens."
Cash doesn't feel the need to take the vaccine now
"Do I need to get vaccinated? I don't know. I'll make that decision at a later stage. But right now, no, I don't need to. I'm fit," Cash said. "I just don't want young, healthy athletes taking something that could long-term damage them for no reason.
"We just don't know. Can't we just wait a year or two years until all the info is out there? And make a decision then. "That was my stance. Let's just wait and see what happens." Recently, world No.
3 Stefanos Tsitsipas drew attention to himself after revealing he wasn't vaccinated. The Greek expressed reluctance about getting vaccinated as he said he would like to see a better version of the vaccine. "At some point we should all do it, I'm not saying the opposite.
The time will come when we will not be given many options, but until then I want to see a better version of the vaccine that gives us more pluses than minuses," Tsitsipas said.