Novak Djokovic beat one of the best scientists in his country because of his anti-vaccination attitude
‘He created misconceptions’: Novak Djokovic slammed for his anti-vaccination stance by the best scientist involved in the fight against the corona virus in his home country of Serbia
- Novak Djokovic’s anti-vaccination attitude has been criticized by a leading scientist
- Epidemiologist Predrag Kon expressed concern about the star’s influence
- He is leading the Serbian government’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic
- Kon has suggested that Djokovic’s position and statement have caused harm
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Novak Djokovic’s anti-vaccination policy has been criticized by one of the best scientists in his country involved in Serbia’s fight against Covid-19.
World No. 1 has suggested that he could postpone his return to the tennis tour if it were made mandatory to protect against viruses.
That piqued the anger of leading Serbian government epidemiologist Predrag Kon, who is concerned about the impact that the nation’s elite sport icon could have on others.
Novak Djokovic’s anti-vaccination attitude has been criticized by one of the best scientists in his country
World No. 1 suggested he could postpone his return to the tour if a vaccine was required
“As one of Djokovic’s most loyal supporters, I wish I had had the opportunity to explain the importance and immense contribution of immunizations to the health of the population,” Kon wrote on his Facebook page. “It is too late now, he has created misconceptions.”
Djokovic has a great interest in scientific and spiritual matters and previously spoke of his preference for natural healing as opposed to conventional medicine.
While he hasn’t ruled out taking a vaccination if necessary, he said in an open online conversation to other Serbian athletes that he wouldn’t be comfortable with it.
He spoke of a preference for natural healing over conventional medicine
His wife Jelena also has what many consider unconventional views.
She was tagged with ‘false information’ on one of her Instagram posts after sharing a video promoting the belief that coronavirus could be spread via 5G technology.
Fact checkers on Instagram are unhappy with the 10-minute video made by the American doctor Thomas Cowan, which focuses on the 5G conspiracy theory.
It was still on her account on Tuesday, although she made a statement denying it was a confirmation of his theories, explaining that she only had a wider interest in the subject.