The NFL has a new rule for 2021: vaccinate or bend.
The NFL has dealt with some COVID issues in 2020. Several games have been rescheduled, but none have been cancelled. This year, the league hopes to take more responsibility for those players who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in 2021.
The NFL announced on Thursday that if a team should deal with the coronavirus outbreak caused by unvaccinated players, and if the game cannot be rescheduled within the 18-week season, that team will abandon the game and give two A team brings more problems.
To summarize, if an unvaccinated NFL player breaks out and the game is cancelled:
-The infected team waives its qualifications and loses in the playoff seed. If it violates the agreement, it will face financial penalties and possible additional sanctions
-Players from both teams are not paid
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The NFL said in the memo: “We do not expect to add’Week 19′ to accommodate games that cannot be rescheduled during the current 18 weeks of the regular season.”
It is also worth noting that the two teams involved in the cancellation of the game-not just the team that caused the outbreak-will lose the game check. The team will be given up to lose, and the opposing team will get a victory that counts in the playoffs.
As the coronavirus (and now the Delta variant) continues to spread among the country’s population, the new league regulations reinforce the league’s firm position that its players will be vaccinated before the 2021 season.
The NFL cited CDC and vaccination data as proof of the effectiveness of the vaccine nationwide, and the hospitalization rate and mortality rate of the vaccinated population has dropped sharply.
NFL team vaccination rate
Although the vaccination rates of all 32 NFL teams are not disclosed, it is reported that the vaccination rates of the Colts and Washington football teams are the two lowest in the league. The percentage is less than 50.
Although the team invited a vaccination expert to explain the benefits of vaccination, Washington defensive winger Montez Sweat has been verbally opposed to vaccination in recent months.
A team that achieves an 85% vaccination rate can gain more freedom in the team facility, as well as other benefits.