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Reporter for ESPN in the United States, journalist Alisson Williams is no longer part of the network due to compulsory vaccination against covid-19. The information comes from Lance!

In her social networks, the press professional informed that she did not wish to receive the immunizing agent, but that she had appealed to the Disney group, owner of ESPN, to make an exception, since she is pregnant with her second child. The request was denied.

Since 2011 on the network, the reporter has followed basketball and college football. In September, Alisson had already announced that she would not attend sporting events due to ESPN’s determination that its more than 5,500 employees be immune to the coronavirus.

“Besides the medical concern about my desire to have another baby and to receive this injection, I am also not morally and ethically in agreement with this. first place, ”the reporter said, despite health regulatory agencies ensuring the safety of immunizations for pregnant women.

“Obviously I don’t know what the future holds. I’m trying to figure out and admit that this could be my last national championship of my career. But I’m going to focus on what I have to be grateful for. so things get better so that one day I can cover the games again. Until then, I will continue to hug my son, ”she added.

Controversy in Brazil
Last weekend, another ESPN reporter took center stage in commenting on the vaccination of NBA players. Brazilian Paulo Antunes has resonated on social networks defending athletes – among them, Kyrie Irving – who refuse to be vaccinated against covid.

On the ESPN League show, the journalist from the Disney group said he understood the desire of these players for the speed of development of the immunizing agent, despite data proving the effectiveness of the immunizing agent.

This Monday, he used Twitter to defend himself. Paulo Antunes said he was in favor of science and said he was not against vaccination.

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