Former Michigan State Spartan and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has made headlines for his having not received the COVID-19 vaccine, and even went so far as to suggest he’d surround himself with plexiglass rather than go forward with getting the jab.
And now, his stance has cost him one of his sponsorships.
Holland Hospital released a statement Friday announcing it was discontinuing their sponsorship agreement with Cousins due to his stance. They released the following statement:
“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. While we acknowledge that each person is entitled to their own viewpoints, those who speak on our behalf must support messages that align with the hospital’s position on matters of vital importance to individual and community health. For this reason, Holland Hospital will discontinue using Kirk Cousins as our spokesperson for now.
We are proud of our association with Kirk. He embodies many values we respect and share as part of our work culture. However, we must be certain that our communications about COVID vaccination are consistent and unequivocal. The clear recommendation from the CDC and leading medical experts is that the COVID vaccine is safe, effective and the best defense against becoming infected with the virus. Evidence also indicates that vaccinated individuals may be less likely to carry and transmit the virus to others including children, family members and friends. For these reasons, Holland Hospital has and will continue to strongly recommend the COVID vaccine to those who are eligible to receive it.
It is important that Holland Hospital maintain the trusted reputation we have earned for providing consistent, truthful information and evidence-based health care guidance.”
– – Quotes via Fox 17 Link – –