Comment: The Priority Vaccination Of Uae Team Emirates Riders Has Left Me Feeling Uneasy

Joe Robinson 8 Jan 2021 Should elite athletes be prioritised in the coronavirus vaccination process? Words : Joe Robinson Current Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar looks down the lens of the camera. His eyes suggest a smile but the mask covering his mouth hides his expression. His left sleeve rolled up, a health care practitioner sticks a needle into his upper left arm. It's a rare moment in which a needle represents good in our world of cycling. The current Tour champion is receiving his vaccination against Covid-19 . In potentially as little as a few weeks, the invisible killer that has brought the world to a standstill and killed millions over the last 12 months will be no match for Pogacar, 26 of his UAE Team Emirates teammates and 32 of the team’s staff members thanks to the Sinopharm CNBG vaccine, developed in China. ‘As a UAE team ...

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