Controversy over the accusations that Aaron Rodgers misrepresented his Covid-19 immunization status is back in the media. Last year, in November 2021, Rodgers was under scrutiny after testing positive for Covid-19, despite having previously told reporters he was immunized.
Before assumptions can be cast, it is best to know why people cannot take vaccinations. Many times, it is fear, unknowingness, or a life-threatening situation. So much information that was presented confused the population. And harmful conditions were happening that festered in the minds of people and professional athletes.
Novak Djokovic, for example, is a top-seeded world champion. He is strict about his routine. Taking a covid vaccination will either be good for him, or it could be like hitting the lottery in reverse, developing poor health and diminished performance for life. On the other hand, there is Aaron Rodgers. His decision not to take the jab was not out of foolishness. The reason was that he was allergic to one of the ingredients in the covid vaccine.
Aaron Rodgers Vaccine Stance
Rodgers was recently on the Joe Rogan show and told Joe that he did not take the
vaccine because he is allergic to one common ingredient in the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. PEG, known as polyethylene glycol, is one substance used in mRNA technology and is also commonly found in face and body creams, medications, and processed foods. PEG is used a lot because it is biocompatible, water-soluble, and has low toxicity. It is used to help deliver medicines to your body and stabilize other substances.
Rodgers also spoke out about other vaccines to possibly try. For example, another vaccine by Johnson and Johnson was approved in the USA. It was not mRNA technology, so PEG was not used in their ingredients. However, the J&J vaccine was causing blood clot issues. So, he sought out a different way.
Rodgers Took Holistic Vaccine
Rodgers said he did not lie at the first press conference. He had a plan to say he
was immunized. But his alternative treatment was not sponsored or accepted by the government nor the NFL.
According to Rodgers, he sought an alternate treatment to be immunized. Rodgers found a therapy that lasted for a few months that consisted of ingesting a “diluted strain” of the virus. This immunization treatment was created and administered by a holistic physician, not an MD. After researching and consulting with many physicians in different fields of medicine, he selected and thought this treatment was best for him.
The quarterback said last year that he produced 500 pages of medical research and documentation to help convince the NFL to adopt this therapy. It was not just for Rodgers but all NFL players as an alternative to the COVID-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, the NFL’s medical board and staff concluded that evidence and proof were insufficient to show efficacy.
Because he refused to take the jab and had his holistic plan rejected, he was forced to wear a yellow wristband to show he was not vaccinated during games and practices. During road games, he could not leave the hotel or eat with other team players. Furthermore, he could only use his training room and sauna.
Rodgers argued, “Some of the rules are not based in science at all. They’re based purely on trying to out and shame people. Everyone has their own story. This shamming, cancel society is wrong.” He was adamant that personal health issues, choices, and decisions should remain private.
The Homeopathic Vaccine Treatment
Homeopathy works on the principle that if a form of the virus, toxin, or illness can be
diluted in a solution many times, eliminating it from that product, then you take this substance. Therefore, your body will produce antibodies against it.
This type of therapy is based on Samuel Hahnemann. He created treatments like this more than 200 years ago. In the medical community, doctors and scientists concur that these substances used in his therapies were not harmful but also not helpful.
No one knew if the vaccines were good or bad and how the body would react. They were being produced so rapidly. For example, players like Djokovic and Rodgers don’t want to take the vaccine. Their choice is not based on ignorance. It is based on life. At the time, who knew if the issues that occurred were rare or would increase over the months and years? And till this day, efficacy is still being questioned.