Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Local Health Care Provider Ends Partnership Amid COVID-19 Vaccination Controversy
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – A day after Aaron Rodgers explained why he wasn’t vaccinated and how he tried to get fully vaccinated status because he received other treatment to give him immunity against the COVID-19, a Wisconsin-based healthcare organization has announced the end of its partnership with the Packers quarterback.
âPrevea Health and Aaron Rodgers have made the decision to end their partnership effective November 6, 2021,â Prevea Health said in a statement on Saturday. Aaron has been a partner of Prevea Health, serving as a spokesperson and supporting the healthcare organization’s health and wellness initiatives throughout Wisconsin, since 2012. Prevea Health remains deeply committed to protecting its patients , its staff, providers and communities in the midst of COVID-19 This includes encouraging and helping all eligible populations to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent the virus from further affecting people. lives and livelihoods.
The organization said it would have no further comments.
Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and will miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. During a 46-minute appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers said on Friday that an mRNA vaccine allergy prevented him from getting two of the three approved vaccines and that he did not feel comfortable with it. comfortable getting the other one because of the reactions he had heard about. This use of this vaccine was briefly suspended earlier this year.
The quarterback asked the NFL, NFL Players Association and a jointly approved infectious disease expert to be considered vaccinated and therefore not have to follow protocols that unvaccinated players both follow in team facilities and outside.
Meanwhile, Rodgers told reporters in August he was “immune”. Shortly after, his request was rejected.
Rodgers violated at least one of the protocols for unvaccinated players by regularly appearing at his press conferences without a mask. Only vaccinated players can do this.
âSome of the rules for me are not based on science at all. They are based only on trying to shame people, like needing to wear a mask on a podium when everyone in the room is vaccinated. and that wearing a mask makes no sense to me, âRodgers said on the show Friday. “If you get vaccinated to protect yourself from a virus that I don’t have as an unvaccinated individual, then why are you worrying about all I can give you?”
“And let me get to the protocols now, because that also exists: I have followed each protocol up to a T – minus the one I just mentioned which makes absolutely no sense to me. But my daily routine is the routine of an unvaccinated person. “
Protocols agreed to by the NFL and the players’ union also prevent unvaccinated players from meeting with more than three teammates or coaches away from the facility. Social media posts showed photos of Rodgers at events with more than three other team members, including a Halloween party hosted by one of his teammates last week.
The NFL said last week it had opened an investigation into the matter, but said the responsibility for enforcing policy rests first with each team.
Earlier this year, a hospital in the hometown of Minnesota Viking quarterback Kirk Cousins ââcut ties with him. Cousins ââis also not vaccinated.