The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world out of nowhere, having huge repercussions in terms of finances, health, and even how the world conceives multiple subjects.
It also came to further widen the gap between two different types of people, and, as it usually happens, ended up being used for politics for each side.
That's why a lot of people are still questioning whether they should get the COVID-19 vaccine or not. But if you were to ask Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, that shouldn't even be a debate and everybody should get the shot right now:
(Transcript via The Sports Rush)
“For us to be selfish and not trying to help the world get back where we can take these stupid masks off and go out to dinner in a full restaurant, I just think it’s selfish,” said Charles Barkley.
“I’ve heard these idiots talk about chips in it, and I heard people talking about [the government] wants to follow us around,” the basketball Hall of Famer added of conspiracy theories surrounding the shots. “They can follow us around anyway. Everybody got a cellphone. And first of all, what are you doing that you’re worried about people following you?”
Last month, Barkley expressed on CNBC how everyone should be vaccinated. And went on to call anti-vaxxers “a**holes“.
“Yes, I’m vaccinated. Everybody should be vaccinated. Period.”
“The only people who are not vaccinated are just a**holes,” Charles Barkley added.
“Can you imagine if one of these guys that are not vaccinated, if they get one of these players’ kids, wives, girlfriends, moms and dads sick and they die over some unnecessary conspiracy bullsh*t,” Charles Barkley explained. “I think that would be tragic.”
Barkley has never been the one who minces his words and he just tells it as it is. You may or may not agree with him this time or ever, and we're not here to tell you what to do, but he makes perfect sense with his arguments.