Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers shot back at Joe Biden and the “fake White House” in response to the president’s jab about his vaccination status last month.
“When the president of the United States says, ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ it’s because him and his constituents, which, I don’t know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes,” Rodgers remarked last week.
“But when you say stuff like that, and then you have the CDC, which, how do you even trust them, but then they come out and talk about 75% of the COVID deaths have at least four comorbidities,” he continued.
“And you still have this fake White House set saying that this is the pandemic of the unvaccinated, that’s not helping the conversation.”
Rodgers was referring to a CDC study that found 36 fully vaccinated people, out of a group of more than 1.2 million had died from COVID-19, but 78% of them had pre-existing health risk factors.
The quarterback, who played his final game of the season over the weekend, when the San Francisco 49ers knocked the Packers out of the playoffs with a 13-10 win, also went after social media for banning freedom of speech.
“Are they censoring terrorists or pedophiles? Criminals who have Twitter profiles? No, they’re censoring people, and they’re shadow-banning people who have dissenting opinions about vaccines,” he said.
Rodgers added that Big Pharma has a hold on politics with “more lobbyists in Washington than senators and representatives combined,” and implied their deep pockets had heavy influence.
“If you want to be an open-minded person, you should hear both sides … I read stuff on the vaccine-hesitancy side, and I read stuff on the vaccines-are-the-greatest-thing-in-the-world side,” he went on.
“When you censor and make pariahs out of anybody who questions what you believe in or what the mainstream narrative is, that doesn’t make any sense.”
Rodgers also explained the reasoning behind infamously telling the media that he was “immunized” and why the turn of phrase wasn’t misleading.
“I had a plan going in for that question to be asked,” he commented. “It was a pseudo witch hunt going on — who was vaccinated, who wasn’t vaccinated. I was in a multi-month conversation that turned into an appeal process with the NFL at that time, and my appeal hinged on that exact statement [immunized].”