Aaron Rodgers is calling himself the victim after suffering substantial criticism in the wake of a positive COVID-19 test. No, he definitely is not the first person, or the first athlete to test positive for COVID-19, but he is the first to tell the media that he was “immunized,” despite not being vaccinated against the virus.
Aaron Rodgers Discusses His Decision Not to Get Vaccinated
On Wednesday, November 3, it was revealed that the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, he was instructed by the NFL to enter protocol designed for their players that are unvaccinated.
That caused outsiders to raise their eyebrows because in August Rodgers told reporters that he was “immunized” from COVID after a reporter asked him if he was vaccinated. As it turns out, instead of receiving the vaccine, Aaron Rodgers received lengthy treatment from his personal doctor that allegedly helps elevate antibodies that are supposed to attack the COVID virus.
It’s been reported that Aaron Rodgers was honest with the league about this unique route. However, the league notified Rodgers and the Packers that they would not accept that treatment and that he would be looked at as an unvaccinated athlete as a result.
Now, Aaron Rodgers is speaking out for the first time since that information was made public. “I realize I’m in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now, so before the final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket, I’d like to set the record straight on some of the blatant lies that are out there about me now,” Rodgers began his statement.
As he continued, he told host Pat McAfee that he is currently the target of a “witch hunt” spurred on by the media that is attempting to identify who is and who is not vaccinated. Aaron Rodgers further blamed the media for the misinterpretation of his term “immunized” because had a reporter asked a follow-up question he would have revealed that he’s not “an anti-vax flat earther,” but rather he’s a “critical thinker.”
“Health is not a one size fits all thing.”
Rodgers went on to claim that while doing his research on the Modern and Pfizer vaccines he learned that he was allergic to “something” used to create them. And when asked why he didn’t then opt to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, he said he was “scared off” by some of the reported side effects.
As a result of all of that, he discussed at length with medical professionals his best course of action. That’s when he underwent extensive treatment at home, Yahoo reports.
He further alleged that despite appealing the league’s decision to still view him as an unvaccinated player, he knew he wouldn’t win the appeal after claiming that he received a statement from the league that said vaccinated individuals cannot catch or spread COVID.
It’s unclear how factual it is that someone in the league actually said that, but it is well-known knowledge that while the vaccine does lessen the dangers of COVID-19 vaccinated people can still test positive for COVID-19 and spread it.
“The situation that I’m in should be a conversation, not a controversy,” Aaron Rodgers said. “If this was the flu I’d be playing on Sunday.”
Rodgers went on to claim that he didn’t believe the league’s protocol was based in science but also a witch hunt in and of itself to shame players into getting the vaccine. He said he started feeling unwell Tuesday, received a positive test on Wednesday, still felt unwell on Thursday, but now, is feeling better.
In the end, Rodgers claimed “my body, my choice,” and also thanked Joe Rogan, with who he reportedly consulted. In the end, Rodgers quoted Martin Luther King, Jr., saying, “The great MLK said, ‘You have a moral obligation to object to unjust rules and rules that make no sense.'”
Finally, he added, “The right is gonna champion me and the left is gonna cancel me. I don’t give a sh*t about either of them … Politics is a sham.”
As a result of being unvaccinated, Aaron Rodgers must miss 10 days, which means he will be out this Sunday. He could return for the Packers game against the Saints.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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