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NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers is criticizing the media’s COVID vaccine “witch hunt.”
During an appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, Rodgers explained why he refused to get the new drug injected into his arm when it was introduced last season.
“They were doing this, I called it a witch hunt, where they were asking every single player ‘are you vaccinated?’” Rodgers said. “You know, they were asking a bunch of big quarterbacks and some guys were saying, ‘it’s personal’ or whatever.”
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Rodgers said he is allergic to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.
Many people have rejected the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because it causing serious blood clots that can be fatal.
“I had come to the conclusion that I was going to say, ‘I’ve been immunized,’ and if there was a follow-up, then talk about my process,” he said.
“But I thought there was a possibility that, I say I’m immunized, maybe they understand what that means, maybe they don’t, maybe they follow up. They didn’t follow up.”
“That’s when the s***storm hit, because now I’m a liar and endangering the community and my teammates, all these people,” Rodgers said. “The attempted takedown of me and, you know, my word and my integrity began.”
“I went on the CDC website and it specifically said ‘if you’re allergic to PEG, we do not recommend getting vaccinated with the mRNA vaccines,’” he told Rogan.
“The only other one available was Johnson & Johnson. That had just got pulled at the time for blood clots. So, I looked into other options which included an immunization process through holistic doctor.”
“I researched and talked to probably a dozen different MDs. I found a protocol that I felt like was the best available,” he added.