Trinidad and Tobago sailor and Olympian Andrew Lewis has stated that after turning into “extra knowledgeable,” he determined to take the covid19 vaccine forward of the 2020 Olympic Video games in Tokyo, Japan.
In Could, Lewis had informed Newsday he was “not working down” the vaccine as he lives a wholesome life-style.
He stated, “With regard to the vaccine, I’m not working it down and I’m not likely excited by it proper now. I imagine…the best way I eat, reside and prepare, I’ll stay very wholesome.
“Till my confidence turns into stronger round it, I’m very comfortable to remain simply the best way I’m. When quarantine is required (by way of worldwide journey), I’ll settle for the sacrifice, if want be.”
At the moment, he stated he nonetheless had some unanswered questions concerning the vaccine.
“The way in which I see it – the proof is simply not sturdy sufficient for me. I’m going to remain non-vaccinated till I’ve some type of confidence round this injection that a lot of the world is getting concerned in.
“Now I’m not saying I’m invincible and can’t contract covid19. What I’m saying is my selection is to be wholesome is to proceed dwelling, consuming and respiratory from the earth and dwelling rather more of a pure lifestyle. I sit up for dwelling that life so long as I’m right here.”
Lewis was criticised on social media and labelled as an anti-vaxxer after this story was printed.
On Monday, Atlantic LNG posted to social media saying Lewis – certainly one of its ambassadors – “understands the significance of speaking to docs and making an knowledgeable choice on vaccination.”
It quoted him as saying, “I need to encourage everybody to work in direction of getting again to regular so we will come out of this pandemic.”
Once more, many started criticising him on social media and referred to Newsday’s article, questioning why somebody who was bored with getting vaccinated was part of the #VacToNormal marketing campaign.
However talking with Newsday on Wednesday night, Lewis stated he has since been absolutely vaccinated. He bought the Pfizer vaccine.
“What I shared with (Newsday) in Could was that I wasn’t prepared but in addition to accessing was not attainable at that time. Like many individuals, the choice to get vaccinated has been a private one which concerned me turning into extra knowledgeable.
“Since that time, I made the choice to get absolutely vaccinated earlier than heading to Tokyo. I’m conscious of Atlantic’s marketing campaign and agreed to be part of it as nicely.”
The Olympic Video games start on Friday and finish on August 8. TT Olympic Committee President Brian Lewis stated 98 per cent of TT’s delegation have been vaccinated in opposition to covid19.