Mahomes Takes COVID Vaxx Booster Amid Kansas City Chiefs Outbreak

Kansas City's favorite baller offers his endorsement of pandemic science whist many of his teammates have been benched by COVID protocols. 

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“I have the young one at the house, so I don’t want to present anything for her — and also, I want to be available for my team,” he explained. “So I’ve gotten the booster. I know it’s still a rather new thing, but I try to just give myself the best opportunity to be available for my team and to keep everyone safe around me.”

From Mahomes’ perspective, it’s one of the things about playing in the NFL that’s pretty much out of his control— so he might as well do the best he can with it.

“All you can do is try to distance yourself as much as possible,” he said. ”And then try to not put yourself in positions to get positive tests and stuff like that. I mean, it’s such a weird deal — especially if you look at the NFL, the NBA and everything going on around the world right now. COVID’s kind of spiked itself again.”

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