Posted originally on the CTH on March 6, 2023 | Sundance
The COVID-19 stupid continues, as the world’s #1 tennis player is denied entry to the United States over his vaccination status.
(Via Fox News) – Novak Djokovic will not participate in the BNP Paribas Open this month after the Biden administration denied his entry to the United States, due to him being unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Djokovic, 35, requested a vaccine waiver, which would have allowed him to enter the U.S. unvaccinated, but it was rejected by the Homeland Security Department.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion subsequently withdrew from the combined ATP-WTA event, which begins Wednesday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (read more)
At this point in the COVID-19 era, the decision is more about politics and maintaining a false premise than any effort to mitigate a risk posed by a virus. Ridiculous doesn’t begin to adequately convey the level of frustration seeing this maintained nonsense.