“‘Because that’s what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone.’”
That was former Hall of Fame quarterback and current Fox Sports analyst Terry Bradshaw lamenting Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers’s prevarication over his COVID-19 vaccination status.
“We are a divided nation politically. We are a divided nation on the COVID-19, whether or not to take the vaccine. And, unfortunately, we’ve got players that pretty much think only about themselves,” Bradshaw continued. “And I’m extremely disappointed in the actions of Aaron Rodgers.”
Rodgers, 37, was asked in the NFL preseason by a reporter, “Are you vaccinated, and what’s your stance on vaccinations?”
“Yeah, I’m immunized,” Rodgers responded.
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It was learned that Rodgers was not vaccinated against COVID-19 when he subsequently contracted the virus last week, forcing him to miss the weekend game against the Kansas City Chiefs, a 13-7 loss for the now 7-2 Packers.
Rodgers later said he pursued alternatives to COVID vaccines and consulted with podcast host Joe Rogan about treatments — Rodgers has said he has an allergy to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines from Moderna
and didn’t feel comfortable taking the Johnson & Johnson
shot, a more traditional vaccine.
According to the CDC’s vaccine tracker, 80.6% of all U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The news comes as the U.S. reopened its borders to vaccinated travelers from 33 countries on Monday.
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