AGI – Basketball player Jusuf Nurkic, owner of the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team, revealed that he had tried to buy the doses necessary to vaccinate all the inhabitants of Bosnia, the Balkan country that gave him birth, against Covid.
Nurkic, who signed a four-year contract for a total of $ 48 million in 2018, revealed to Espn that he had lost several family members to the pandemic. Bosnia and Herzegovina, since the emergence of the coronavirus, recorded more than 200,000 confirmed cases and nearly 10,000 deaths but despite this, it still has very limited access to vaccines.
“They only get donations that aren’t enough to vaccinate all people,” said the 26-year-old who moved to the United States in 2014. “I’ve been trying to buy doses all over the country. I had thought of everything: from the money to the whole plan. But I have been told that it is not yet possible to do so. “
Nurkic explained that the biggest impediment is American legislation: “Even if we find the doses, there are laws that say that, as long as the American people are not fully vaccinated, they cannot sell the excess shares.”
A situation of impotence that prompted the ‘Bosnian giant’ (2.13 meters high) to speak “I don’t know what else to do. I really tried.” What’s more difficult to digest, Nurkic says, is “know how many vaccine stocks remain unused in the United States “. Stocks that he would be ready to buy to help Bosnia. “There are many countries that are suffering from this situation while in the United States, where there is no such problem, there are people who do not want to be vaccinated”.