Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback claims that he is being attacked by the media and the “woke mob” for not being vaccinated. He tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week and has since been advised to take Ivermectin.
Rodgers, who will miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, appeared on the Pat McAfee show on Friday to speak publicly for the first time since his positive test.
Rodgers admitted that he was aware that he is in the crosshairs the woke mob. Rodgers said, “So before my final nail is put into my cancel culture casket,” that I wanted to correct so many lies I have heard about myself.
Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, has been criticized for suggesting that he had been vaccinated in August. Rodgers answered a question about whether he had received an injection. This led to some people believing that he was indeed vaccinated.
Rodgers said to McAfee on Friday that he would clear up any confusion, if reporters asked follow-up questions. Rodgers said he would have told the media that he’s not an ‘not an anti-vax flat earther’ — a possible reference to unvaccinated Nets guard Kyrie Irving — and that he is instead a ‘critical thinker.’
Rodgers’s vaccination status was made plain this week when it was revealed he will be away from the Packers for 10 days — the minimum amount of time an unvaccinated player is asked to quarantine following a positive test, per league rules. NFL Network reports that Rodgers has not been vaccinated.
Rodgers was unvaccinated for several reasons, he explained, including allergies, as well as the chance that Rodgers would have children with his fiancée, Shailene Woodley.
According to the CDC the COVID-19 vaccines should be recommended for all people over 12.
Woodley made a cryptic Instagram post on Friday, sharing a graphic that read: ‘Calm Seas May Bring You Peace, But Storms Are Where You’ll Find Your Power.’
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback claims that he is being attacked by the “woke mob” for not being vaccinated. He tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week and he says he is fighting the infection using ivermectin according to Joe Rogan (podcaster).
Rodgers (center), which will be absent Sunday’s match against the Kansas City Chiefs was on Pat McAfee on Friday. This was his first public appearance since his positive pregnancy test.
Podcaster Joe Rogan has advised Rodgers to take Ivermectin for COVID.
Rodgers has a number of reasons he isn’t vaccinated.
McAfee was told by Rodgers that he had declared himself immunized in August as a result of the treatment he received from his doctor.
Rodgers explained that Rodgers had an allergy to an ingredient found in the vaccines’ mRNA molecule. “I developed a long-term vaccine protocol that I could use to protect my health and am proud of all the work that was done.
According to an NFL Network report, Rodgers received a homeopathic treatment to raise his antibody levels and then asked the NFL to review his status. Rodgers was declared unvaccinated after the league noted there is no exemption. He then had to undergo more rigorous pandemic protocol.
Rodgers stated on Friday that Rodgers had confirmed this report and asked for the league’s acceptance of his immunization status. The league rejected the request.
Rodgers, who borrowed from pro-choice activists the expression “My body, My Choice”, argued that health does not fit all.
‘I believe strongly in body autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body —not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture or crazed group of individuals that say you have to do something,’ he said.
Rodgers and Packers have a 7-1 record for the year
According to the 37-year old, he also believes that the public hasn’t considered all the possible effects of vaccines.
He said that vaccines offer protection, but not enough to be certain.
It is possible to get immunity boosts from Covid if you have already recovered.
Rodgers’ assertion is not supported by research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found that the vaccination does a better job of protecting people from COVID-19 infection than antibodies from previous infections. According to one study, patients who have not been vaccinated for at least three months are five times more likely be hospitalized with COVID-19 infection than those who have been vaccinated.
For his anti-vaccine mandates stance, he also invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Major MLK once said that, as an aside: “You have the moral obligation to object unjust rules, and rules that make no sense Rodgers stated. It makes no sense, in my view. I test every single day. Every single day.’
Rodgers explained that Tuesday was the first day he started feeling stuck and Thursday wasn’t his best.
Rodgers explained that Rogan has advised him to help treat his COVID-19 infection. Rogan was one of America’s foremost COVID-19 vaccine disseptics.
Rodgers stated, “I talked to a friend, Joe Rogan and have been doing most of the things he suggested in his podcast.”
Rodgers said he’s received monoclonal antibodies and taken Ivermectin — a drug used to work animals in its veterinary form that is unproven to treat COVID-19. FDA does not approve the use of this drug to prevent or treat coronavirus in humans. It has also warned people against Ivermectin in their veterinary form.
Woodley made a cryptic Instagram post on Friday, sharing a graphic that read: ‘Calm Seas May Bring You Peace, But Storms Are Where You’ll Find Your Power’
Rodgers cannot return to the team prior to November 13th, and may be banned from returning to the team later. Players who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 should be absent from the team for a minimum of 10 days and be free from symptoms before they can return.
A day later, the Packers will host the Seattle Seahawks on November 14.
NFL players should not be vaccinated, but all Tier 1 or 2 employees, including coaches, need to have the shot.
For unvaccinated athletes, the protocols are largely unchanged from the ones that were in place for all players during the 2020 season. Since the availability of multiple vaccines, the only difference is that injection-eligible players are no longer subject to certain testing or distancing.
However, players who are not vaccinated must be able to stand away, use masks and take daily testing.
Rodgers told August’s audience that “It’s going be interesting to watch how things progress.” The vaccinated may not be able to test every few weeks, and the non-vaccinated will need to test every day. This could cause some problems.
7-1 Packers: They are currently on a winning streak of seven games and tied for first place with Cardinals (Rams) and Cardinals (7-1).
For unvaccinated athletes, the protocols are largely unchanged from the ones that were in place for all players during the 2020 season. Since the introduction of multiple vaccines, players with the injections no longer need to be tested, distanced, or wear masks. Players who have not been vaccinated must distance themselves, use masks and undergo daily testing.