Veteran reporter Alison Williams has decided to leave ESPN instead of following the network’s order that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Williams announced last month that for the first time in 15 years he Will not be on edge during ESPN’s college football broadcast Because he rejected the vaccine. (network made vaccination mandatory for employees at the live event in early August, then expanded this month to all employees.)
Then on Friday, she posted a five minute video on instagram To explain his decision, saying that he is “not so morally and ethically aligned with this (mandate).”
Williams, who previously said that She and her husband are trying to conceive another childShe is choosing not to vaccinate as a reason, citing anecdotal evidence of women’s health issues after getting vaccinated.
However, The Centers for Disease Control has said There is currently no evidence that COVID vaccines cause fertility problems in women and men, and that “the benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.”
Williams said it was difficult for him to get hold of the fact that his last game on ESPN — last season’s national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State — would be his last.
“After all, I can’t pay a salary on principle,” she said. “And I will not sacrifice something that I believe in and hold on so strongly to maintain a career.”