While being pro-vaccine, Karl-Anthony Towns, who lost his mother due to Covid-19, thinks that every person should be free to choose what goes into their body. The Minnesota Timberwolves big man has no problem with Kyrie Irving refusing to take the Covid vaccine and thinks it is a human right as well as American right.
Irving is the highest profile NBA player who is refusing to take the jab, saying that it is his way of protesting the vaccine mandates that force people to quit their jobs.
Via Adam Zagoria of NJ.com:
“I’m obviously a strong believer in the vaccine,” Towns said ahead of their game against the Nets.”I’ve been through so much and it would be kind of contradictory to not be on the pro-vaccine side. But what I will say is that I believe in choice and I like to give people their choice and I have no problem with people having their choice.”
“I think that’s not only a human right, but it’s an American right as well.. … They make their own decisions on their own bodies and their own families. I have no ill will towards that,” Towns continued. “The only thing I would say is just don’t give me a (expletive) excuse why [you don’t get the vaccine]…You don’t want to do it, that’s your choice.”