Dmitry Orlov says he’s unvaccinated, believes 85 percent of Capitals were vaxxed before 2021 playoffs
A recent report from The Athletic divulged that 95 percent of NHL players have been fully vaccinated ahead of training camp, either receiving a single dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
According to defenseman Dmitry Orlov, the Capitals are one of the teams behind the curve and he’s part of the reason why. During a September 6 Russian language podcast interview with Mikhail Cherkasov, Orlov explained his perspective. He believed that being vaccinated with such stringent NHL protocols didn’t make “much sense.” Orlov is quarantining in Washington DC after flying across the pond from his native Russia ahead of training camp.
As a reminder, per the CDC, vaccines are highly effective at protecting people from COVID-19, especially severe illness and death, and that vaccines reduce the risk of spreading it to others. The AP reported that nearly all COVID deaths in the United States now are among people who have chosen not to be vaccinated.