Aaron Rodgers is a gifted quarterback, but his opinions on the Covid-19 vaccinations have generated debate for some time. The controversy is not over for Rodgers as he continues the discussion.
The Packers quarterback, whose refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine became a national story last year, was on “The Joe Rogan Experience” Saturday when the topic came up once again. Obviously, he had a lot to say.
Rodgers, who told reporters he was “immunized” last year, admitted that the phrasing was intentionally misleading. Rodgers said on the podcast, “I’d been ready the entire time for this question and had thought about how I wanted to answer it,” He added, “And I had come to the conclusion, I’m gonna say, ‘I’ve been immunized.’ And if there’s a follow-up, then talk about my process.”
“But, thought there’s a possibility that I say, ‘I’m immunized,’ maybe they understand what that means, maybe they don’t. Maybe they follow up. They didn’t follow up. So then I go [into] the season them thinking, some of them, that I was vaccinated.”
AR also explained that he’s allergic to a certain part of the vaccine ,the polyethylene glycol found in both the Moderna and Pfizer jabs, and was all set to take the Johnson & Johnson shot. However, it got pulled for causing blood clots in certain recipients.
When that was out, Aaron said he investigated a different self-defense strategy involving holistic medicine. He clarified why he skipped the shot and took that path. Aaron claimed that when he arrived at camp, everyone knew his status. This was difficult to miss, according to Aaron, because the NFL allegedly used wristbands of various colors to symbolically and physically segregate players.
Aaron also claimed he was appealing for a waiver at the time, but he thought he wouldn’t be granted one. The league apparently dubbed Aaron a conspiracy theorist when he disputed the notion that those who have received vaccinations can’t get sick or spread the virus, which is now known to be true.
It should be noted, AR has already apologized for misleading people, but here, he almost sounds like he’s not sorry. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more.
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