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‘There’s NO Evidence It’s Bad’: Ruben Neves Tells Wolves Are Fully Vaccinated

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Wolves star says Ruben Neves says the entire first team bubble of players, coaches and support staff has been fully vaccinated because ‘there’s no evidence it’s bad’ and the team just wants to ‘live a normal life’

  • Ruben Neves insists ‘there is no evidence’ that the Covid-19 vaccine is ‘bad’
  • Wolves have led the way on vaccines, with their first team bubble fully popped
  • However, two-thirds of Premier League stars have yet to be vaccinated
  • Neves says wanting a ‘normal life’ was also a key factor in Wolves’ decision

Ruben Neves says “there is no evidence” that the Covid-19 vaccine is bad, as the Wolves star insisted his teammates are fully vaccinated “to help us lead normal lives”.

The Premier League faces a jab crisis with Sportsmail revealing that two-thirds of stars have yet to take their dosing, with older players cluttering locker rooms with anti-vaxx theories about Bill Gates, infertility and the power of vitamins.

Wolves have led the way in top flight vaccinations, with the entire first team bubble — players, coaches and support staff — fully vaccinated.

Former boss Nuno Espirito Santo and club doctor Matt Perry are said to have played an integral role in gaining players’ confidence in the vaccine.

And Portugal international Neves, 24, says the desire to get back to ‘normal’ and the overwhelming evidence that the vaccine is good for you were the main factors in the squad’s decision to get a shot.

Wolves star Ruben Neves has insisted there is ‘no evidence’ Covid-19 vaccination is bad

“When you’re in a moment like us and you find yourself getting better and getting better… [back] “normally, if you have something that can help us live a normal life and there’s no evidence that it’s bad, I think we should just take it,” he told Sky Sports via Daily football.

‘[We need to] think [about] all the people around us to be really good to those who take it and those around us.’

Sportsmail understands that in the final weeks of last season, the first-team bubble was summoned to a meeting at Wolves’ training HQ in Compton, on the outskirts of town.

They were given by the head of the medical department Dr. Matt Perry that they were now in the eligible age bracket for the vaccine and that they were expected to receive it. They were given details of their appointments and relevant times and places. There was little talk of “personal choice” or pros and cons – and there was no disagreement.

Neves would have been influential in convincing his teammates to get stabbed

Neves would have been influential in convincing his teammates to get stabbed

Wolves are the first Premier League club to have 100 percent vaccination coverage

Wolves are the first Premier League club to have 100 percent vaccination coverage

With the most powerful voices in the locker room like Conor Coady and Neves fully on board, the first team bubble traveled together to a health clinic to get their first round of vaccinations at the end of last season.

Overall, the vaccine has been poorly used among Premier League players, despite the fact that 78 per cent of the UK’s over 12s get a double shot.

The league has not released official figures, but the BBC reported that an email sent to the top 20 clubs in September read: ‘Only seven clubs’ are more than 50 per cent fully vaccinated.’

Aside from Wolves and Liverpool – who confirmed 99 per cent of players and staff have been vaccinated – only Leeds and Brentford have revealed that the vast majority of players and staff have been vaccinated with at least one shot.

Two-thirds of top flight stars have yet to be vaccinated in a growing crisis for the division

Two-thirds of top flight stars have yet to be vaccinated in a growing crisis for the division

Officials complain senior players are spreading conspiracy theories about Bill Gates

Officials complain senior players are spreading conspiracy theories about Bill Gates

The Mail on Sunday revealed last week that a quarter of EFL footballers have no intention of getting the vaccine.

Obviously, some players are reluctant to get vaccinated against the disease, as their youth and fitness mean they are unlikely to suffer if they contract the disease.

They are also concerned about stories of people developing heart infections after taking the vaccine, although official medical authorities have reported such cases as “very rare.”

England boss Gareth Southgate recently admitted he isn’t sure how many of his current squad received both doses before Roma’s Tammy Abraham revealed he’s been double stabbed.

Mason Mount announced on Monday that he had also been vaccinated, but teammates Phil Foden, Fikayo Tomori and Jesse Lingard declined to comment when asked.

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