Celebrities can’t help but get involved in a trending topic. On the 5th of November, Aaron Rodgers open about his COVID-19 diagnosis and vaccination status – comments that sparked many different opinions.
“It wasn’t a ruse or a lie, it was the truth,” the athlete said on The Pat McAfee Show, referring to how he originally said he was “immunized” before contracting the coronavirus earlier this month . “If I had submitted my statement that I would have been vaccinated, I would have responded with it. I would have said, ‘Look, I’m not some kind of anti-vax flat earth. I am someone who is a critical thinker. ‘ … I march to the beat of my own drum. I firmly believe in physical autonomy [in the] the ability to make decisions for your body, not having to submit to a lively culture or a crazy group of individuals who say you have to do something. “
The Green Bay Packers quarterback stated that he was allergic to something in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. He noted that when he heard that Johnson & Johnson “was pulled for clotting problems,” that option was also off the table. From there, he found a long-term “vaccination protocol” that he thought was best for him and found the NFL well aware of his decision.
Even though he asked for his specific protocol to be -proved – and collected “500 pages of research” to show the league – they still said no and he has since been treated as an “unvaccinated person” with a yellow bracelet “at all times” wears and in the daily test.
The NFL previously said in a statement that the soccer player and his team will be screened after testing positive for COVID-19. As long as he remains asymptomatic, Rodgers can return to the field for his game on Sunday, November 13th, after being out on November 7th.
Stars have been responding to his diagnosis and views since he tested positive for the virus. Kareem Abdul-JabbarSpecifically, he wrote a detailed blog on this topic on November 8th.
“I can’t help but think of Colin Kaepernick, who was blacklisted by the NFL for passively expressing his frustration with systemic racism – a brave act designed to help his community and save lives – while the multimillionaire Rodgers will continue to play despite everything, the fans and his teammates will lie and innocent lives at risk, ”wrote the former basketball player. “Time will tell whether Rodgers will be judged by the content of his character or the strength of his limb.”
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