took its shot, and then some, announcing this week that 99% of its players and staff had received COVID-19 vaccinations
Among major U.S. men's sports
leagues, the NFL
now has at least 90% of its players and staff vaccinated, according to a league spokesman, though a much lower estimate — that 65% of players have received at least one shot — emerged last week. Some outspoken holdouts and a certain conspiracy-mongering member of Congress
aren't helping matters.
The WNBA, however, is in a league of its own among US sports leagues when it comes to the best jab rate, according to CBS News
The league also stated that no players tested positive for COVID-19 this season.
According to CBS News, the WNBA players' union
expressed gratitude to "all of the experts, physicians, and other healthcare professionals who dedicated time to our player-led vaccine education
sessions during the offseason."
praised the WNBA, with one calling it the “smartest league in all of sports.”
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