by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
The NHL Detroit Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi is only one of four NHL Hockey players who have refused to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. As such, he cannot travel with his team for games in Canada, where he is not allowed to play unvaccinated.
But unlike the NBA's Kyrie Irving, who was willing to play in the NBA unvaccinated but his team and the league prevented him from doing so, the Detroit Red Wings and the NHL are allowing Bertuzzi to play in cities that allow it.
At least for now.
We speculated that the reason the NBA did not allow Kyrie Irving to play in cities where COVID-19 vaccine mandates did not prohibit him from playing, was that they did not want the PR nightmare of an "anti-vaxxer" representing freedom of choice and opposing medical tyranny.