After the controversy in Australia, the tennis player Novak Djokovic has bought 80% of the Danish biotech company QuantBioReswith the aim of developing a medical treatment against Covid-19.
This has been confirmed by the CEO of the company himself Reuters. A move that comes after Djokovic was deportee for not being vaccinated against the coronavirus, thus preventing him from participating in the Australian Open.
It was on January 16 when the Melbourne Federal Court ratified the Serbian tennis player visa invalidity, putting an end to a soap opera that had lasted ten days. But it is not the only country that has closed the door to Djokovic. France has also announced that it will not allow the athlete to participate in Roland Garros unless he is vaccinated.
After all the controversy created by his position of not being immunized against the coronavirus, now Djokovic has taken over the majority of the capital of a small Danish pharmaceutical company.
According to its website, the company has a technology called RRN that they use to develop treatments and cures for retroviruses and resistant bacteria. In addition, as mentioned above, the biotechnology company is working to initiate tests of different treatments against covid-19 coming soon.
The Australian government’s decision to deport the number one in the world has been controversial and has generated a global debate about the regulations against Covid that each organization must have.
So far, they have been observed two strategies between the competitions: from that of forcing to be vaccinated to the increase in controls to encourage inoculation.
The Australian Open has emerged as the great reference regarding mandatory vaccination. The government had already warned that this was going to be a fundamental requirement to be able to compete in the first Grand Slam of the year. However, after accepting Djokovic’s medical exemption they seemed to take a step back. Finally, the initial position has been maintained and without a vaccine there has been no participation.
Similarly, other tournaments have backed Australia’s decision. One of the first to support compulsory vaccination to compete was the tournament of Estorilwith much less impact but with the same premise: to have the complete guideline against Covid to be able to step on its track.
This same week has been when it has been confirmed that another Grand Slam like Roland Garros will force all its participants to have their Covid passport.