Michael Porter Jr. said the coronavirus is being used “for a bigger agenda” during a Snapchat Q&A on Tuesday.
The Nuggets rookie made the statement after responding to a questioner who asked if the virus was being used to scare people.
“(It’s) being used for population control in just terms of being able to control the masses of people,” he said. “Because of the virus, the whole world is being controlled. I mean, you’re required to wear masks, and who knows what will happen when this vaccine comes out? You have might have to have the vaccine in order to travel.”
Porter, who arrived to Orlando weeks after his teammates, and only played for the first time Monday night, added that he’d never been vaccinated in his life.
During his postgame Zoom session with reporters, Porter said he’d been scrimmaging 5-on-5 with his friends while home in Missouri because “guys down there really weren’t paying the virus too much attention early on.”
He went on to say during Tuesday’s Q&A that “it’s definitely an agenda behind everything that’s going on right now. All you can do is sit back and watch what’s going on, don’t get too emotionally involved. It is a serious thing, it’s a real thing, but yes, it’s being overblown.”
As of Tuesday night, the United State was nearing 150,000 deaths from COVID.