How the sports world has fueled anti-vaccine conspiracies

'Athletes dropping suddenly' isn't a thing

John Stockton.
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The sudden cardiac arrest of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin can likely be attributed to a rare condition called commotio cordis, but that didn't stop unfounded speculation by some who attributed his heart stoppage to the COVID-19 vaccine. This isn't the first incidence of vaccine conspiracies springing up in the sports world, either, with Kyrie Irving and Novak Djokovic notably among the stars who have vocally rejected the jab. Here's everything you need to know:

What are conspiracy theorists saying about the vaccine in sports?

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