Well now we know why Aaron Rodgers wanted to host Danger! You are always sure you have all the answers.
Two days after testing positive for COVID-19 and being “declared” (his word) as unvaccinated, Rodgers did an interview with Pat McAfee who was a sad mix of self-righteousness and misinformation, a man who ironically counters the “outright lies that They are outside”. there on me ”with its own set of falsehoods and half-truths. There is a lot to discuss here, but start with this question, posed by Rodgers. In terms of poker, this is a revelation:
“If the vaccine is so good, how is it possible that people keep getting COVID and spreading COVID and sadly die of COVID?”
This is as ridiculous as asking, “If Aaron Rodgers is such a good quarterback, why does he throw interceptions?” or “If eating vegetables is so good, why do some vegetarians still get cancer?” Rodgers is a smart person. He claims to have spent many months, a lot of money, and more than the average lifetime printer paper allotment on vaccine research, and yet he could not find an answer to that?
Here it is, Aaron: COVID-19 vaccines are not 100% effective. This has been common knowledge since before vaccines received federal approval. It was literally in the first Headlines! If you get vaccinated, you can still get COVID-19. You can even die from it. But if you do get it, the effects will likely be much less severe and you are less likely to pass it on to other people.
When an intelligent person says something so stupid, you should question everything he says on the subject. It’s easy to dismiss Rodgers as a fool (he isn’t) or a politician (he says he isn’t). Your problem is likely that you are so congenitally suspicious that once you started questioning vaccinations, for whatever reason, you dove so deep into a rabbit hole that you can no longer tell a carrot from a cucumber.
Rodgers told McAfee that he is taking ivermectin on the advice of his new friend, podcaster Joe Rogan (the CDC does not consider ivermectin to be effective in treating or preventing COVID-19), and that the “awake mob” will be disappointed. hearing that after 48 hours, it feels great. I am sincerely glad that you feel great, but also: And that? I once felt great just 48 hours after eating at Applebee’s. What it does that have to do with anything? This is a classic and frankly simple example of using anecdotal evidence to prove a point that can be proven with statistics alone; it is the height of intellectual dishonesty, even if Rodgers is gullible enough to believe it himself.
Some people get COVID-19 and show no symptoms. This has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic, before anyone had the dubious idea of taking ivermectin to treat it. And speaking of ivermectin: Rodgers claimed that Pfizer’s new COVID-19 preventative pill is “basically the expensive version of ivermectin,” although that has been credibly refuted. This is a man who has decided to believe what he wants to believe, especially if it goes against the word of leading experts.
Rodgers said that ivermectin “has been used a billion times in India. Go see that research, what’s going on there. “I looked at what was going on there: ivermectin has been remote of the Indian treatment protocols.
Rodgers wasn’t done taking McAfee on his world tour. He went to Israel and cited a study saying that “people who contract COVID and recover have the strongest immunity.” That study has not been peer-reviewed and was possibly flawed (the researchers might have missed those who tested positive and are asymptomatic), but it also ignores the persistent problem that people who get COVID-19 sometimes die. More than 750,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Many others have long-lasting symptoms and are fighting a daily battle to live their former lives. But hey, they (could) at least have the strongest immunity!
As anyone who has crossed Rodgers can tell you, when he enters, he Really He says he’s allergic to two ingredients in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and that started him on this path, and once it got going, he picked up speed quickly. Rodgers complained that the NFL “sent a puppet to basically embarrass our team.” He even said “one of the main [NFL] the doctors said that it is impossible for a vaccinated person to contract COVID or spread COVID, “which NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told me was” absolutely untrue. ” As a frequent critic of the NFL and its tendency to overreach, let me say that I find Rodgers’s claim absurd. That sounds like a conspiracy theorist listening to what he wants to hear.
Should we move on? Why not? Rodgers did. He said that unvaccinated people “are made to think that we are the dangers, that we are the super-spreaders.” This is true. It is because they is it so the super diffusers. They spread the virus to a high score than vaccinated people, and since they are more likely to get it in the first place, the effect is exponential.
Part of being a conspiracy theorist is convincing yourself that everyone is lying and only you and those who think like you see what is really happening. Rodgers claimed that his stance is inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., which is an unsettling form of self-validation. He also made the dishonest argument that in 2020, liberals didn’t believe a vaccine was real because it would be good for then-President Donald Trump. In fact, many liberals believed that Trump would lie about a vaccine just before Election Day, a concern that grew out of Trump’s earlier promises that COVID-19 was “totally under control” and that it would disappear by the summer.
Rodgers stated, “I am not some kind of anti-vaccine, flat Earth, I am a critical thinker,” but that view of himself is not supported by his own words. Rodgers can be very thoughtful on many issues, but he gets angry at anyone who perceives that he is trying to put him in his place. This is why he is so focused on “an environment based on shame” and “draconian” measures and, one imagines, why he sought out those who would confirm his perception that he was being persecuted.
Rodgers should face the Chiefs this weekend. Instead, he is fighting straw men. He told McAfee “just say that [a vaccine] it is a blanket for everything that ails you, in my opinion, it is wrong and it is reckless. “Of course, that is not what doctors and scientists say. They say that if more people get vaccinated, fewer people will die. It’s simple and It’s backed by science. Rodgers also said we should focus on eating healthy rather than distributing vaccines, as if it were one or the other.
Spreading misinformation about vaccines it is wrong and reckless. It’s what Rodgers did on Friday. The more right he claimed to be, the more wrong he was. People have died listening to the same kind of nonsense Rodgers spread on Friday. And he spread it just to protect himself, his ego, and his perpetual belief that the world has hurt Aaron Rodgers.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.