Cousins missed several practices this past week after he was deemed a high-risk close contact after teammate Kellen Mond tested positive. After being asked about the vaccine, Cousins responded it’s “a very private health matter for me, and I’m going to keep it as such.”
Cousins has made it abundantly clear he doesn’t plan to receive the vaccine. However, head coach Mike Zimmer is doing everything possible to make sure his team has all of the necessary information.
Earlier this week, Dr. Michael Osterholm spoke with the Vikings about COVID-19 and vaccines. This afternoon, Cousins reacted to the conversation.
“It was a great meeting. It was informative. And it was what it was,” Cousins said on Wednesday afternoon.
Kirk Cousins on the talk Dr. Michael Osterholm had with the Vikings this week about COVID-19 and vaccines: “It was a great meeting. It was informative. And it was what it was.”
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) August 25, 2021
Earlier this month, a hospital Cousins partnered with cut ties with the veteran quarterback. Holland Hospital cut ties with the quarterback after his comments about the vaccine.
“As the trusted health care leader along the lakeshore, we are committed to providing accurate, timely health information and guidance based on guidelines from the CDC and medical experts,” a statement from the hospital read.
“For this reason, Holland Hospital will discontinue using Kirk Cousins as our spokesperson for now,” the statement continued.
Hopefully Cousins stays healthy during the regular season.