Actor Jennifer Aniston is defending her decision to drop friends and acquaintances who won’t say if they are vaccinated against COVID-19 after questions on social media about the move.
She added that she had, unfortunately, “lost a few people” from her weekly routine who would not disclose if they have been vaccinated.
She was challenged by some followers on Instagram, including Robyn Law, author of the weight-loss book “The Body Plan,” who asked why Aniston was worried about being around unvaccinated people when she has been vaccinated.
Aniston responded on her account.
“Because if you have the variant, you are still able to give it to me. I may get slightly sick but I will not be admitted to a hospital and or die. BUT I CAN give it to someone else who does not have the vaccine and whose health is compromised (or has a previous existing condition) – and therefore I would put their lives at risk,” wrote Aniston.
“THAT is why I worry. We have to care about more than just ourselves here,” she added.
Aniston, who has 37.7 million followers on Instagram, rose to fame as Rachel Green in the U.S. television sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004. It followed a group of six New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s.