Forward Nuggets Michael Porter Jr. responded to a Snapchat fan question on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday saying that he believed the global outbreak was being used “for a larger agenda.”
He also criticized the mandatory mask policy and questioned the science behind vaccines in general, suggesting that people should not be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, telling viewers that he has never had a injection in his life.
Porter is currently in the NBA restart balloon in Orlando.
“Because of the virus, the whole world is being monitored,” Porter said. “I mean, Europe has to wear masks, and who knows what happens when a vaccine comes out. You may need the vaccine to travel. That would be crazy. I have never been vaccinated. in my life. I’ve never had photos or anything like that.
“So it can get crazy, but there is definitely an agenda behind everything that’s going on right now. All you can do is sit back and see what’s going on and don’t get too emotionally involved. is serious business, it’s a real thing, but it’s exaggerated. “
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Porter’s comments come when the U.S. experiences a major second wave of coronavirus cases. The total number of cases of the nation is above 4.3 million as of Tuesday night, and the number of deaths is approaching 150,000. Each of those numbers should continue to rise sharply in the coming weeks as some states struggle to contain outbreaks.
His response came from a larger question and answer with Nuggets fans on Tuesday, specifically after a supporter wrote, “Bro talks about this corona virus being exaggerated to scare people into being checked, (I know) you know all that. “
Earlier in the pandemic, Porter even expressed support for a cautious approach to the coronavirus in an interview with NBA.com.
“I know it’s going to be very serious,” Said Porter Jr. in that interview. “My reaction has more or less changed. In the beginning I took it a bit lightly, now I see there are children who die, children who really get sick. I just do my best to play my part, stay at home with my family, and do nothing to make things worse. ‘