Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has reportedly lost a sponsorship with a hospital in Michigan after his stance on the vaccine went viral earlier this week.
According to a local CBS affiliate in Minnesota, Holland Hospital has discontinued their partnership with Cousins after his comments about the Covid-19 vaccine.
BREAKING: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has temporarily lost a sponsorship with a hospital in Michigan, as a result of what the hospital calls his stance on COVID-19 vaccines. | https://t.co/0FqNzNJ6Lv
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) August 6, 2021
Holland Hospital has discontinued its partnership with Cousins as their spokesperson for now, after a dramatic week for Cousins regarding his vaccination status as the virus’s Delta variant continues to grow more prominent throughout the country.
Here’s the official statement from the hospital after they severed ties with Cousins.
“As the trusted health care leader along the lakeshore, we are committed to providing accurate, timely health information and guidance based on guidance 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.”
On Thursday, Cousins returned from a five-day quarantine after he was deemed a close contact to quarterback Kellen Mond, who tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend. During his press conference, Cousins refused to answer whether he had been vaccinated after making bizarre comments about wanting to surround himself in plexiglass inside the QB room.
Cousins said he has thought about surrounding himself with plexiglass in the QB room. He was asked why he would go to such lengths when a vaccine would be far more effective and efficient. He said the decision is personal and private.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) August 5, 2021