I am going to have my quick spiel on this and leave the subject alone from then on on this thread. But Matisse Thybulle has a god given right to decide what medications, vaccines or otherwise he has put in his body. If you look at the reasons our society insists that one should get vaccinated they usually boil down to:
1) preventing the spread of covid
2) preventing severe reactions to covid
What part of our current case numbers makes anyone think that the vaccine has been effective preventing the spread? "Oh yeah, South Australia is at 4000 cases a day, but it COULD BE MORE, according to the modelling."
Yes, the modelling. Which has consistently been wrong.
As for preventing severe reactions, Matisse is a healthy, fit young athlete who does not fall into a risk category that would make him particularly susceptible to this virus.
But what are young men like him actually having issues with? Myocarditis. It is beyond debate now that the vaccine causes heart issues and that there are various negative side effects to taking the shot. That is no longer in question. And even if that weren't nearly as certifiably true as it is, it would be entirely within Thybulle's right to decide which risk he is willing to take.
I am not an anti-vaxxer. But I am not vaccinated. I don't believe in chemtrails. I don't spend my life listening to David Icke. But when this vaccine came out I took a cautious "wait and see" attitude towards taking it, and for me the proof has been in the pudding. The virus has exploded regardless. Most people, even unvaccinated, have had reasonably mild reactions, restrictions have eased, vaccine mandates continue to be eased, and I feel like my personal choice has been vindicated - for me.
So Mattisse can decide he wants to stay unvaccinated. If that means we miss him for the World Cup, then so be it. But chances are vaccine mandates will be out the door by 2023 anyway. There are a portion of people who will never be vaccinated. They're not all lunatics. They're members of society which are integral to the ongoing function of the world. They cant be kept out forever for a vaccine, the effects and credentials of which are dubious at best - (what we're looking at four, five shots now to still end up getting it and passing it on???)