AceShowbiz - Matthew McConaughey has some lingering questions about COVID-19 vaccines for kids. The actor, who is neither an anti-vaxxer nor a COVID denier, has spoken up about his reluctance to vaccinate his children as he needs time "to find out more information."
The Academy Award-winning actor revealed his stance on the vaccination mandate for kids while speaking at The New York Times' DealBook summit on Tuesday, November 9. "I couldn't mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids," he told the Times's Andrew Ross Sorkin. "I still want to find out more information."
"There will come a time where you're going to have to roll the dice one way or the other and go: 'Where are the numbers in my favor?' " he went on reasoning, before repeating his statement, "Right now I'm not vaccinating mine, I'll tell you that."
Matthew later stressed that he and his wife Camila Alves have been immunized against the virus. "I'm vaccinated. My wife's vaccinated," he insisted, adding, "I didn't do it because someone told me I had to - [I] chose to do it."
The "Dallas Buyers Club" star also told the public to "get off" such a "narrative" that has been floating about conspiracy theory on the vaccines. "Do I think that there's any kind of scam or conspiracy theory? Hell no," he said. "We all got to get off that narrative. There's not a conspiracy theory on the vaccines."
The "Magic Mike" hunk additionally claimed that he's "quarantined harder" than his friends since the beginning of the pandemic last year. And while his family has relied on a "heavy amount" of COVID-19 testing, he realized, "I'm in a position though where I can do that, and I understand that not everyone can do that."
At the summit, Matthew also weighed in on Texas' controversial six-week abortion ban, which is facing a Supreme Court challenge. Calling it "overly aggressive," he explained, "It doesn't seem to open up the room for a sensible choice to be made at the right time."
He went on arguing, "I believe in this: more responsibility, more personal responsibility to make the right choices. And we got to pick context with each situation, and each person's situation, each woman's situation."