Aaron Rodgers and Wisconsin-based organization Prevea Health end partnership
The announcement comes a day after the Packers quarterback appeared on the “Pat McAfee Show,” where he explained why he was not vaccinated against COVID-19
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WKBT) – Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Wisconsin-based health organization Prevea Health have ended their partnership after nine years, according to a health system statement on Saturday.
“Prevea Health remains deeply committed to protecting its patients, staff, providers and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” Prevea Health said in a statement. “This includes encouraging and helping all eligible populations to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent the virus from having a significant impact on life and childhood. “
The release did not say why the organization and Rodgers went their separate ways, but the announcement comes a day after the reigning NFL MVP appeared on the “Pat McAfee Show,” where he explained why he didn. is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Rodgers said at training camp he was “immune” to the virus after a reporter asked him if he was vaccinated.
Rodgers, who does not play on Sunday due to a positive COVID-19 test released earlier this week, went on to tell the “Pat McAfee Show” that his statement during training camp was not a lie .
“Meanwhile, it was a witch hunt going on through the league where everyone in the media was so concerned about who was vaccinated and who was not, and what that meant and who was selfish. , and who would speak about it, and what it meant if they said it was a personal decision, they shouldn’t have to disclose their own medical information, and so on, “Rodgers said.” And to back then my plan was to say I had been immunized. It was not some sort of trick or lie. It was the truth … I firmly believe in bodily autonomy and the ability to perform choice for your body, not having to nod to a waking culture or a bunch of crazy individuals saying you have to do something. Health is not one size fits all. “
The star quarterback said on the show that he was allergic to an ingredient in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and opted out of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after learning he was suspended due to allegations of blood clotting problems.
Instead, Rodgers received homeopathic treatment from his personal physician to increase his antibody levels against the virus.
Rodgers asked the NFL to review his request for vaccination status, but it was denied, seeing him as an unvaccinated player.
The MVP’s next chance to return to action will be next Sunday, November 14, when the Packers face the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field.
Until Rodgers is available, former first-round pick Jordan Love will be Green Bay’s starting quarterback.
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