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MLB Star Blames Vaccine Side Effects for Lackluster Season

Experts were quick to throw cold water on the idea, however.

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The Biden administration’s trouble in moving the needle on the national vaccination rate continues to be one of the White House’s most poignant failures, and it shows.

The Executive Branch has been so concerned with their lackluster performance that they’ve begun to berate pop music superstars on Twitter over what they’re calling “vaccine misinformation”.

Didi Gregorious is worried about his own lackluster performance, on the other hand, after a potential side effect from a COVID-19 vaccine slowed down his 2021 MLB season.

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius is in the midst of one of the worst seasons of his career, and he’s pointing to at least one difference between this year and last.

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Gregorius said he had been dealing with complications after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday the jab caused him to develop pseudogout, a form of arthritis, and he’s been in pain ever since.

“Some people say it’s from the vaccine. I will say it’s likely from that too,” Gregorius told the Inquirer. “But when you say that, everyone looks at you like you’re stupid because the vaccine is not supposed to be like that or give you that reaction.”

And Gregorius has found little solace in medical treatment.

Gregorius said he started to feel the swelling in his elbow after receiving a second dose in April. Even though pseudogout can be treated with medicine, the shortstop said the discomfort has not subsided.

Some experts have attempted to explain away Gregorius’ connection, stating that the baseball star’s recent vaccination may have caused a “flare up” of his already-existing but unknown pseudo-gout, but that it did not cause him to become ill.

 

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NBA Superstar Banned from Team Over Vaccination Status

This could be a crucial moment for the national narrative regarding vaccine mandates.

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As COVID-19 continues to wane here in the United States, a debate is heating up regarding vaccines for the illness, and whether or not it is appropriate for Americans to be forced into receiving one.

This argument has permeated all echelons of life here in America, from public schools attempting to require shots to be educated, all the way up to the NBA, where one of the league’s most talented players is now facing banishment from his team on account of his personal medical choices.

The Brooklyn Nets won’t allow Kyrie Irving to participate in any team activities until he gets the COVID-19 vaccine, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Nets general manager Sean Marks released a statement confirming Irving’s status with the team amid controversy that the Nets’ star player is reportedly unwilling to get the vaccine.

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“Given the evolving nature of the situation and after thorough deliberation, we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant,” the statement read.

And then…

“Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently, the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability.”

The news comes amid a national outcry against vaccine mandates, and could become a crucial litmus test in the court of public opinion regarding the discriminatory practices being leveled against the unvaccinated.

As COVID-19 continues to wane here in the United States, a debate is heating up regarding vaccines for the illness, and whether or not it is appropriate for Americans to be forced into receiving one. This argument has permeated all echelons of life here in America, from public schools attempting to require shots to be educated, all the way up to the NBA, where one of the league’s most talented players is now facing banishment from his team on account of his personal medical choices. The Brooklyn Nets won’t allow Kyrie Irving to participate in any team activities until he gets the COVID-19 vaccine, the team announced Tuesday morning. Nets general manager Sean Marks released a statement confirming Irving’s status with the team amid controversy that the Nets’ star player is reportedly unwilling to get the vaccine. “Given the evolving nature of the situation and after thorough deliberation, we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant,” the statement read. And then… “Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently, the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability.” The news comes amid a national outcry against vaccine mandates, and could become a crucial litmus test in the court of public opinion regarding the discriminatory practices being leveled against the unvaccinated.

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LeBron James Vilifies Police Ahead of Highest Murder Rate in U.S. History

Super rich NBA star LeBron James has spent years disparaging police.

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NBA star LeBron James has spent years disparaging police and now, the CDC has announced that the U.S. has suffered the highest murder rate increase in 100 years of record keeping.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. homicide rate has risen 30 percent between 2019 and 2020, the biggest spike recorded in 100 years.

But in the face of this dire situation, and despite that only a tiny percentage of Americans have been killed by police, pro athletes such as James have been on an anti-cop tirade for years.

James has repeatedly attacked police with blanket statements, support for anti-cop personalities and causes, and often uninformed criticism over individual situations.

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To name just a few incidents James perpetrated over the last few years, In August of last year James donned a fake MAGA cap that read “Make America Arrest Cops Who Killed Breonna.”

That same month, James jumped to social media to support Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tweeted about a police-involved shooting that occurred in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Without any facts about the incident, James went on the attack to tweet, “And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!”

The following month, James refused to offer any comment about two police officers where were murdered as they sat in their police cruiser in Los Angeles. James was urged to match the reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. However, James replied that he had “zero comment” on the situation and had no interest in coming to the support of the police.

In Jan. of this year, James attacked the United States saying that we live in “2 Amerikkkas,” one for white people, and one where blacks are “chained, beaten, hung, shot to death cause of the color of [their] skin.”

In April, James was at it again when he tweeted a photo of a Columbus police officer and added a caption reading “You’re Next.” James took so much criticism for the tweet that he deleted it.

Only weeks later, James took criticism from an LAPD officer who slammed the NBA star’s “irresponsible and disturbing” attacks on police. The officer, Joseph Dion, also blasted James’ demagoguery against the police.

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NBA star LeBron James has spent years disparaging police and now, the CDC has announced that the U.S. has suffered the highest murder rate increase in 100 years of record keeping. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. homicide rate has risen 30 percent between 2019 and 2020, the biggest spike recorded in 100 years. But in the face of this dire situation, and despite that only a tiny percentage of Americans have been killed by police, pro athletes such as James have been on an anti-cop tirade for years. James has repeatedly attacked police with blanket statements, support for anti-cop personalities and causes, and often uninformed criticism over individual situations. To name just a few incidents James perpetrated over the last few years, In August of last year James donned a fake MAGA cap that read “Make America Arrest Cops Who Killed Breonna.” That same month, James jumped to social media to support Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell who tweeted about a police-involved shooting that occurred in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Without any facts about the incident, James went on the attack to tweet, “And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!” The following month, James refused to offer any comment about two police officers where were murdered as they sat in their police cruiser in Los Angeles. James was urged to match the reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. However, James replied that he had “zero comment” on the situation and had no interest in coming to the support of the police. In Jan. of this year, James attacked the United States saying that we live in “2 Amerikkkas,” one for white people, and one where blacks are “chained, beaten, hung, shot to death cause of the color of [their]…

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