Aaron Rodgers Defends Unvaccinated Status, Says He Found ‘Long-Term Vaccination Protocol’ Instead Of Getting Vaccinated For COVID-19 – .

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Aaron Rodgers Defends Unvaccinated Status, Says He Found ‘Long-Term Vaccination Protocol’ Instead Of Getting Vaccinated For COVID-19 – .


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.The Associated Press

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who tested positive this week for COVID-19, defended his decision not to get the shot and slammed the “shame cancellation company” for criticism that ‘he received.

Appearing on the Pat McAfee show Rodgers said on Friday that being vaccinated does not make anyone less likely to contract or spread the virus and that he is entitled to “bodily autonomy” to decide on the vaccine.

“I realize I’m in the sights of the waking crowd right now,” Rodgers said. “So before my last nail is put in my undo culture coffin, I would like to set the record straight on so many blatant lies that are circulating about myself.” I tested for COVID over 300 times before testing a possible positive and I probably got it from a gamer who was vaccinated. “

He had a long, mostly one-sided, conversation on the show, explaining why he refused the vaccine and sharing his view that NFL protocols for keeping staff safe don’t work and are not rooted in the science.

In making his decision not to get the vaccine, Rodgers said he compiled hundreds of pages of vaccine research and found he was allergic to an ingredient in Pfizer and Moderna products. He also said he was not happy with the potential side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Additionally, Rodgers – who is engaged to actress Shailene Woodley – said he sees fatherhood in his future and is aware of a long-term study looking at the vaccine’s impact on fertility.

“This vaccine is revolutionary, but we don’t know much about it,” said the 37-year-old.

Rodgers said he was not against vaccinations in general, but that there was another way forward. He explained what he meant when he told reporters he was “immune” when asked if he had been vaccinated.

“I am not an anti-vax, a flat earth,” he said. “I have found a long-term vaccination protocol to protect myself and I am very proud of the research that has gone into it.

He said he took advice from Joe Rogan, a podcast host who had COVID-19, who shared his recommendations.

The reigning league MVP has said he has complied with the league’s COVID-19 protocols, masquerading in the facility, remaining isolated from his teammates and following regulations that limit his movement on the road. He said he only broke the rules by unmasking himself at press conferences, but saw no need as he was in a room with fully vaccinated people.

According to league protocols, Rodgers is tested daily before heading to the training ground and has said he is required to sit in his car for 30 minutes while the quick test is processed. He said daily testing made him safer than anyone who was vaccinated, adding that the unvaccinated “are made to think that we are the most dangerous, we are the super spreaders.”

“This idea that this is the pandemic of the unvaccinated is just a complete lie,” Rodgers said. “If the vaccine is so good, then how come people still get COVID and spread COVID? “

Rodgers said he was showing symptoms from Tuesday night, tested positive on Wednesday but felt much better on Friday. He is due to be absent from the squad for 10 days, which prevents him from facing Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Jordan Love will make his first career debut in place of Rodgers.

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