As we learned earlier this week, Aaron Rodgers will be missing his upcoming game against the Chiefs after after testing positive for COVID.
There’s been a lot of buzz going around social media, as Rodgers said he was “immunized,” instead of vaccinated. And as it turns out, he is not, in fact vaccinated.
Now, he’s finally clearing the air.
He joined “The Pat McAfee Show,” as he does every week, to talk about his decisions on vaccination. And needless to say, he was ready for his voice to be heard.
“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 some of the blatant lies that are out there about myself right now.”
He weighed in on when he said he was “immunized:”
“It wasn’t some sort of ruse or lie, it was the truth.
I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to 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.
My desire to immunize myself was what was best for my body and that’s why this is so important to me. I made a decision that was in my best interest for my body… I’m not telling somebody to get vaccinated or not get vaccinated.”
He also noted that he is allergic to one of the ingredients in the Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines, so this decision was in his best interest. He also did not want the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, because he knew of friends who had adverse reactions to the vaccine.
Rodgers discussed with his own doctors the decision, and said he was more at-risk for adverse reactions from the vaccine than getting COVID itself.
Needless to say, he wishes everybody would simply respect his decision, rather than get attacked.
He added that the NFL and the Green Bay Packers knew from the very beginning that he was not vaccinated.
For his treatment, he also consulted Joe Rogan, whose own bout with COVID was highly publicized:
“I’ve been doing a lot of stuff that he recommended in his podcasts and on the phone to me, and I’m going to have the best immunity possible now based on the 2.5 million-person study from Israel that the people who get COVID and recover have the most robust immunity. I’m thankful for people like Joe stepping up and using their voice.”
His regimen, much like Joe Rogan, included taking mononuclear antibodies, Ivermectin, zinc, Vitamin C and D, HCQ, to which he added:
“I feel pretty incredible.”
You can watch the full interview here: