“I’m an elite athlete. Everything we take and put in our body is very calculated. You know, with the period going into Olympic trials, I didn’t want to risk any time out of the pool.
“The fact that the effectiveness of the vaccine is lower than the risk of me getting COVID, I just realized it wasn’t quite necessary and wasn’t smart on my part in terms of preparation going into the games.
“That’s a risk I’m willing to take, obviously there’s fear involved and there’s nerves behind the decision and it’s something I don’t take lightly. But I am grateful for the freedoms I have as an American, getting to represent the greatest country on earth.
“Going to the games not only unvaccinated, but as an American, I’m representing my country in multiple ways and the freedoms we have to make a decision like that.” – US swimmer Michael Andrew, today on Fox Business.