NFL star Aaron Rodgers slammed COVID-19 policies this week, arguing that the science behind mandates is more like “propaganda.”
“If science can’t be questioned, it’s not science anymore. It’s propaganda,” Rodgers said on the Pat McAfee Show.
“That’s the truth,” he continued. “When did science become this blind agreement [about] not having any debate over what can actually heal people and work for people? That makes no sense to me.”
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 28, 2021
Rodgers recently came under fire for admitting that he is not vaccinated against COVID-19, after he tested positive for the virus. However, he said his stint with COVID was not nearly as bad as the media have made it out to be.
“I also got better in 48 hours,” he explained. “And I had symptoms.”
Rodgers questioned why a healthy lifestyle is not being publicly promoted to combat the virus.
“Throughout this entire time, there hasn’t been real conversations around health,” he said. “As far as giving people, you know, things to think about when it comes to how to be healthier, right? As far as your diet, vitamins, exercise, and those kinds of things.”
Rodgers has been critical of the COVID-19 vaccines before, suggesting that other therapeutic treatments, such as Regeneron, might be more effective at preventing the spread of the virus. But, he said, every time someone suggests something counter to the mainstream narrative, they are shut down and attacked.
“Let’s have a debate. Let’s hear about sides. Wouldn’t that be awesome?” he said. “When did freedom of speech—when did we lose the ability to respect somebody’s opinion?… My thoughts [on COVID-19] are just my own opinion on this matter. We might not change our thoughts but we can’t have a healthy dialogue without name calling and mud slinging and calling someone anti-vaxxers?”
Rodgers, apparently, hasn’t met COVID Czar Anthony Fauci, a.k.a. Mr. Science.
The absolute hubris of someone claiming THEY represent science. It’s astounding and alarming that a public health bureaucrat would even think to claim such a thing, especially one who has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity. https://t.co/rcDezphVRR
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 28, 2021