Aaron Rodgers says he is unvaccinated, takes ivermectin and slams NFL testing rules

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers confirmed he’s unvaccinated simply days after testing optimistic for COVID-19. In a brand new interview, Rodgers, 37, lashed out on the media, NFL COVID-19 protocols and mentioned he consulted with podcaster Joe Rogan for options to the vaccine.

“I realize I’m in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now, so before my final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket, I think I’d like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself right now,” Rodgers mentioned in an interview with “The Pat McAfee Show.”

“I believe strongly in bodily autonomy, and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture where a crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something. Health is not a one-size-fits-all.”

After testing optimistic, Rodgers will miss Sunday’s recreation towards the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s now required to take a seat out crew actions for the following 10 days.

Rodgers mentioned he started feeling signs on Tuesday, examined optimistic Wednesday, and had one troublesome day earlier than feeling higher on Friday. After talking with Rogen, he started taking a number of unproven cures to combat COVID, together with ivermectin, a drug sometimes given to animals to combat off parasites.

The CDC has issued a number of warnings towards utilizing ivermectin to deal with COVID-19, which might trigger nausea and vomiting to extra extreme seizures, coma and dying within the occasion of an overdose. Poison management facilities throughout the nation have seen an enhance in calls associated to ivermectin-related calls because the drug grew to become standard.

Rodgers additionally mentioned his feedback from August when he mentioned he’d been “immunized.” He mentioned he had taken a homeopathic “immunization protocol” suggested by a medical crew.

Aaron Rodgers on October 17, 2021.

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Rodgers additionally expressed skepticism within the COVID-19 vaccines, citing unproven claims they may have an effect on fertility. The declare, which was echoed in September by rapper Nicki Minaj, has been flagged as misinformation by the CDC.

“The answer to that is a resounding no,” Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned in September when requested if the vaccines may trigger infertility. “There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen.”

The NFL’s well being and security protocols require all unvaccinated gamers and workers to supply a unfavourable take a look at three days and 24 hours earlier than recreation day — a process Rodgers known as “draconian” and mentioned was carried out to disgrace unvaccinated gamers.

Rodgers claimed he obtained conflicting medical recommendation from NFL docs, with one saying, “it was impossible for a vaccinated person to get COVID or spread COVID.” The NFL mentioned no infectious illness consultants working with the league have spoken with Rodgers and wouldn’t have mentioned this. 

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