Green Bay Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is doubling down on his COVID-19 stance.
Back in early November, Rodgers made headlines when he tested positive for COVID-19 and revealed that he was unvaccinated after previously declaring that he was “immunized” against the virus.
“Look, I’m not, you know, some sort of anti-vax flat-earther. I am somebody who is a critical thinker,” Rodgers said at the time.
He added, “I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and ability to make choices for your body: Not have to acquiesce to some woke culture or crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something. Health is not a one-size-fits-all for everybody.”
He later openly stated that he had been taking Ivermectin and received monoclonal antibodies under the advice of Joe Rogan, who also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year. Ivermectin is an animal dewormer and has not been approved for treating COVID-19 by the FDA.
Rodgers Doubles Down On His COVID-19 Stance
“The one frustration I have is that throughout all of this there hasn’t been any conversation about health. I don’t understand why society & the NFL hasn’t talked about legitimate Covid treatment options” ~@AaronRodgers12#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/QtLaERUtn4
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 21, 2021
Rodgers appeared on another episode of “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday. He had previously been blasted by “Star Wars” fans on his last appearance for wearing a controversial hoodie with the “The Rise of Skywalker” logo. This time, he wore a hoodie that said “Cancel Culture” with a line through it.
“The one frustration I have is that throughout all of this there hasn’t been any conversation about health,” Rogers said. “I don’t understand why society & the NFL hasn’t talked about legitimate Covid treatment options.”
He stated that “society” is not doing enough research on monoclonal antibodies, which is not exactly true, as the FDA has already given emergency use authorization for this treatment in 2020.
Rodgers also insisted that he and Rogan have come up with a “protocol” to treat COVID-19 that includes Ivermectin, which, again, is an animal dewormer that is not approved for treating COVID-19. Rodgers had suggested that Ivermectin is favorable to the vaccine by stating claims that the COVID-19 vaccine could cause sterility and that natural immunity from infection is a strong natural defense over being vaccinated.
It should be noted that neither of these claims is backed by scientific evidence.
Rodgers Takes A Jab At The NFL’s Vaccine ‘Coercion’
Rodgers insisted that the NFL has used “coercion” to try to force players to be vaccinated. He added that “obviously it’s been revealed that nonvaccinated players are not these dangerous superspreaders.”
However, the statistics seem to argue with Rodgers’ statement. More than 100 players have tested positive for COVID-19 recently as of December 16, promoting the NFL to release a statement saying that they plan to make “significant changes” to its COVID-19 protocols.
“Listen, we’ve raised this the last two years: It’s a challenge,” said Commissioner Roger Goodell. “I think the things that made us successful was keeping safety first. Second, being willing to adapt at all times. It’s clear even in the last couple of weeks that the changes are pretty significant and different than they were before, and I think it calls to modifications to our protocols in general, and we’re working with the players association on that.”
Many are concerned about the spread of the new Omicron variant, which has recently claimed its first victim in the United States.