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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made a bold proclamation this week that so-called “science” which “can’t be questioned” isn’t really science.
He made the remark while speaking on “The Pat McAfee Show” this Tuesday about the COVID vaccine “propaganda” being pushed by the establishment.
“If science can’t be questioned, it’s not science anymore — it’s propaganda. When somebody comes out with a scientific study, what do they always say? They say it’s peer-reviewed. What does that mean? It means that people in the same field have gone through it … to see does this research stand up,” he said.
“That’s what science is all about. It’s about forming hypotheses, questioning those, testing those and then releasing the results. I mean, when did science become this blind agreement with and then not having any debate over what can actually heal people and work for people?”
Rodgers is considered a so-called “anti-vaxxer” by COVID zealots over his refusal to get the coronavirus vaccine. Never mind that he’s already contracted the actual virus, and never mind that he successfully overcame it via alternative treatments.
COVID zealots are also peeved over what they claim is him having lied about his vaccination status. Questioned about his status in August, he told reporters that he was “immunized.” Because he wasn’t vaccinated, critics say he lied.
Rodgers has steadfastly argued otherwise:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 6, 2021
“It wasn’t some sort of ruse or lie. It was the truth. … I have an allergy to an ingredient that’s in the mRNA vaccines. … And so I looked into and talked, again, to a lot of medical individuals and professionals and found that there was an immunization protocol that I could go to, to best protect myself and my teammates,” he told McAfee last month.
“And it was a long-term protocol that involved multiple months. I’m very proud of the research that went into that and the individuals that I met with and we felt like it was what was best for me.”
His point was that immunization isn’t a synonym for vaccination — there are other immunization options available, and they clearly worked for him. Though he did contract the virus, he’s alive and well today. Not that he begrudges the vaccinated the way that the vaccinated appear to begrudge him.
“I don’t have a problem if somebody gets vaccinated. It’s your body, your choice. You made a decision you thought was in your best interest, and I … made a decision that was the best for my body, and that’s what it should be,” he continued.
“This should be the freedom to choose what’s in your best interest, not mandates, not sweeping disregard for people.”
And certainly not, he continued, blame. COVID zealots, including the president of the United States, have a habit of blaming the continuing coronavirus pandemic on the unvaccinated, despite the actual science clearly showing that the vaccinated can spread the virus as easily as the unvaccinated.
“What I don’t understand is vaccinated people blaming non-vaccinated people, because the vaccine that they took to avoid getting the virus didn’t stop them from getting the virus,” Rodgers said.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 23, 2021
According to Rodgers, the treatment plan he relied on when he contracted the virus is being adopted by some NFL teams.
“I do know, behind the scenes — this is 100 percent true — there are many teams who are recommending a lot of the same treatments that I got for their players,” he said.
The NFL is currently embroiled in a crisis because of all of the players who’ve contracted the virus. A whopping 106 NFL players — a new record — tested positive on Monday alone.
106 NFL players went on the Reserve/COVID-19 list today. They all tested positive, including 96 positive tests today. Another record high.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 27, 2021
Even though the the vast majority of players are vaccinated, the top brass in the NFL continue to impose what Rodgers described as a “two-class system.”
“I don’t understand why there is still this two-class system that exists in our league. There’s not many unvaccinated guys left in the league, but it’s obviously not a pandemic of the unvaccinated. It doesn’t make sense to me we’re still punishing nonvaccinated players,” he said.
At the moment, unvaccinated players must undergo daily testing, and if they test positive, they must quarantine away from the team for 10 days — versus the five days of quarantine required for vaccinated players.
“If you had Delta, like I did, there’s treatment options that actually help. If you don’t agree with the ones I used, well then let’s come up with some other ones, instead of putting 10 days in isolation and not being able to see anybody and zero treatment options,” he said.
Watch his full interview with McAfee below:
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