Aaron Rodgers blasts NFL’s COVID-19 panic: ‘If science can’t be questioned, it’s propaganda’


    (thepostmillennial)In another explosive soundbite, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers blasted the NFL’s COVID-19 panic in a routine appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” declaring that “if science can’t be questioned,” then it’s “propaganda.”

    The clip opens up with the star NFL player lamenting on how critics point fingers at him, accusing him of “spreading misinformation” for talking about his alternative treatment plan fighting against COVID-19.

    “They don’t talk about the fact that, you know, guys are getting better using this … people are getting better using these things. That’s fine. You don’t wanna talk about that. But how come in a league where we’re seeing with 51 guys on the list yesterday? There’s still zero conversation, at least publicly, around treatment options for people that test positive,” Rodgers told McAfee.

    “I do know behind the scenes, this is 100 percent true, there are many teams who are using or recommending a lot of the same treatments that I got for their players,” Rodgers added. “There are treatments being talked about behind closed doors, but publicly, I don’t understand why we can’t talk about treatments.”

    Rodgers said these conversations need to be had not just with the NFL players, but across the country. He brought up the changing of the times and how the world is largely contending with Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19 now.

    Passing mention was made about the futility of spending 10 days in isolation. Isolation protocols recently changed to five days by the CDC for patients without symptoms, under the reasoning that society would come to a crawl, which in itself comes as President Joe Biden said there was “no federal solution” to COVID-19.

    “If science can’t be questioned, it’s not science any more; it’s propaganda,” Rodgers concluded. McAfee made an audible reaction because the mic drop moment came off as a powerful statement on-air that went viral on social media. Rodgers kept his serious face on and didn’t get carried away by McAfee’s admiration.

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    “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 and questioned the hypothesis, and questioned the research, and looked it up to see: does this research stand up?”

    Later parts of the interview questioned the divide between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

    Earlier this year, the Green Bay Packers quarterback faced a series of social media backlash over his touchdown celebration dance after scoring against the Chicago Bears. After testing positive for COVID-10, Rodgers told “The Pat McAfee Show” that he elected to take a cocktail of medicines to combat the virus rather than getting vaccinated.

    It was a situation that shook up the football player’s sponsorship deals: Prevea Health parted ways with him, while State Farm decided to stick with Rodgers despite his comments.

    Since that experience, the quarterback became a vocal opponent of cancel culture. “General Hospital” actor Ingo Rademacher recently lost his job on the show after more than two decades over issues of vaccine requirements.