“He’s even had the virus and recovered, but natural immunity isn’t a thing anymore”
August 3, 2021 | Steve Watson | Summit News | Photo:Mauricio Santana/Getty Images |
“Drummer Pete Parada, who has been in the band The Offspring for over fourteen years has been unceremoniously fired because he refuses to take COVID vaccines.
Parada released a detailed statement explaining that for pre-existing medical reasons he refuses to take the vaccine, yet this has led to him being deemed “unsafe” to be around in recording studios or on the road.
In a Twitter thread, Parada stated “Given my personal medical history and the side-effect profile of these jabs, my doctor has advised me not to get a shot at this time.”
Parada also stated that he has recovered from the virus itself, yet this seemingly wasn’t taken into consideration before he was fired from the band.
Parada wrote that “I caught the virus over a year ago, it was mild for me – so I am confident I’d be able to handle it again, but I’m not so certain I’d survive another post-vaccination round of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which dates back to my childhood and has evolved to be progressively worse over my lifetime. Unfortunately for me, (and my family – who is hoping to keep me around a bit longer) the risks far outweigh the benefits.”
Parada described being vaccinated as “increasingly becoming an industry mandate,” and explained that The band is “doing what they believe is best for them, while I am doing the same.”
The drummer also made his feelings clear on the clear move we are seeing toward vaccine coercion and ostracisation from society for those who do not or cannot comply.”