Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley sent out a tweet Thursday that's already received quite a bit of pushback regarding his views on getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Beasley - who is entering his third season with the Bills - seems upset that the NFL Players Association is encouraging players to take one of the available vaccines for the virus:
It's not immediately clear what Beasley overcoming the odds to make it to the NFL has to do with his decision not to get vaccinated for a virus that the CDC says has contributed to the deaths of over 590,000 people in the United States alone.
The three COVID-19 vaccines currently approved in the United States - Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson - have varying rates of effectiveness, but all drastically decrease your chances of contracting the virus. None of the vaccines will give you 100% certainty that you won't acquire COVID-19, but if a vaccine is 94% effective - which studies suggest that the Pfizer vaccine is - that's a whole lot more protection than 0%.
However, Beasley's comments are a reminder that while the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints have cleared the 85% vaccinated hurdle, quite a bit of work may need to be done to get all 32 teams to that point.