Aaron Rodgers has doubled down on his stance against COVID-19 vaccines. Rodgers, who previously courted controversy when he said he was "immunized" against the virus, returned to The Pat McAfee show on Tuesday to give his thoughts on vaccine mandates in the NFL. He stated that if people are unsure about the current vaccinations, then the population should work to find out methods of treatment.
“If you had Delta, like I did, there's treatment options that actually help,” Rodgers said. “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, to me that’s just… If science can't be questioned, then it's not science anymore. It's propaganda.
“When did science become this blind agreement and not having any debate over what can actually heal people and work for people."
The league’s current vaccine protocols state that a player can check out of COVID protocols and return to the field quicker if they are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic in the last 24 hours. Vaccinated players are tested weekly, while unvaccinated players are tested daily.
Aaron Rodgers remains firm in his COVID vaccine stance
Rodgers has been front and center regarding COVID vaccinations and has been outspoken when giving his thoughts on the issue.
It all started back in training camp when Rodgers was asked if he was vaccinated, to which he replied, "Yes, I'm immunized."
People were led to believe that he was vaccinated, but when he contracted the virus after the Packers' 24-21 win over Arizona in October this year, he had to miss 10 days, which under league protocol is the mandatory tenure for unvaccinated players. Rodgers did acknowledge on the show that his comments were misleading to the public and the impending storm was proof of that.
Rodgers offered his side of things on the show, which did not go down well. Now, with his latest appearance on the show, he has hit out at the mandates that are in place for players.
While he does offer some interesting thoughts regarding treatment options, many of his views will come back to haunt him, as they have since day one. Regardless of where people stand on the issue, Rodgers is public enemy number one when it comes to his stance on vaccination.