Aaron Rodgers trolled for consulting Joe Rogan after testing Covid positive
Aaron Rodgers lashed out at people who have spoken out against him after NFL revealed he was unvaccinated after his Covid-19 diagnosis. Rodgers being unvaccinated came as a shock to fans who believed otherwise. In August, the NFL star had told reporters "yeah, I've been immunized" when asked about his vaccination status. On November 5, he appeared on 'The Pat McAfee Show' to clarify what he meant when he commented on his vaccination status. In the same interaction, he criticized those who trolled him after he tested positive. Currently, he is trending on Twitter and a large portion of tweets are mocking him for saying he consulted Joe Rogan for Covid-19 treatment.
Like Rodgers, Dak Prescott too was asked to answer if he had received the jab against the virus, in mid-July. Prescott told reporters that he was in no way obliged to give them an answer. He said it was an individual choice to reveal if one has received the jab or to keep the information private. Prescott also highlighted there was a lot of misinformation swirling around the vaccines but he didn't have to tell anyone because of HIPAA which is a federal law. It was enacted in 1996 as a way to protect patient confidentiality. As the CDC's website describes it, "a major goal is to ensure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to protect the public’s health and well-being."
Aaron Rodgers branded 'idiot' for consulting Joe Rogan after testing positive
On the podcast, Rodgers explained what he meant when he said he was immunized. "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 so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself right now," he began. "Had there been a follow-up to my statement that I had been immunized, I would have responded with this: I would have said, 'Look, I'm not some sort of anti-vax flat-Earther. I am somebody who is a critical thinker.' You guys know me, I march to the beat of my own drum. I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body," he added.
Rodgers also said the two mRNA vaccines had an ingredient he was allergic to. He didn't get the Johnson & Johnson shot because he heard "multiple people who had had adverse events" and because the shot's distribution was paused in the spring. CDC has clarified the adverse effects were seen in 7 out of a million people who received the vaccine. The shot's distribution had quickly resumed post the brief pause. Rodgers also said he consulted Joe Rogan for his opinion on medical treatments after testing positive. "I've been doing a lot of the stuff that he recommended, in his podcasts and on the phone to me," Rodgers said. "I've been taking monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamin C, D, and HCQ [hydroxychloroquine]… And I feel pretty incredible," he said in the interview where he also bashed the NFL.
"Aaron Rodgers recently revealed he is dumb dumby. Just goes to show any idiot can host Jeopardy," a Twitter user wrote after the podcast went live. "Aaron Rodgers is an idiot. He trusts science when he’s invited to have surgeries but not when it comes to vaccinations and he’s getting his advice from friggin’ Joe Rogan. #AaronRodgers #COVIDIOTS," another user tweeted. "It turns out that promoting the insanely stupid sport of Football is not even close to the most dangerous thing Aaron Rodgers has foisted on American families. What a selfish a**hole," a third tweeted. "How stupid can Aaron Rodgers be, he just keeps surprising me," wrote another.
Aaron Rodgers recently revealed he is dumb dumby. Just goes to show any idiot can host Jeopardy.— Khan Moxley (@JaimsVanDerBeek) November 5, 2021
It turns out that promoting the insanely stupid sport of Football is not even close to the most dangerous thing Aaron Rodgers has foisted on American families. What a selfish asshole.— Sage Brennan (@sagebrennan) November 5, 2021
How stupid can Aaron Rodgers be, he just keeps surprising me— Samantha’s Boyfriend (@Forever___16) November 5, 2021