Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and local healthcare provider end partnership amid COVID-19 vaccination controversy

November 6, 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A day after Aaron Rodgers explained why he was not vaccinated and how he tried to obtain full vaccination status because he received an alternative treatment to provide him immunity against COVID-19, a local health care organization announced the end of their partnership . with the Green Bay Packers quarterback.

Prevea Health issued a statement Saturday that said:

“Prevea Health and Aaron Rodgers have made the decision to end their partnership effective November 6, 2021. Aaron has been a partner with Prevea Health, serving as a spokesperson and supporting the health care organization’s health and wellness initiatives. throughout Wisconsin, since 2012. Prevea Health remains deeply committed to protecting its patients, staff, providers, and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes encouraging and assisting all eligible populations to get vaccinated against COVID-19. to prevent the virus from further affecting lives and livelihoods. “

The organization said it would not comment further.

Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and will miss Sunday’s game at the Kansas City Chiefs. On Friday, during a 46-minute appearance on The Pat McAfee show, Rodgers said that an allergy to mRNA vaccines prevented him from receiving two of the three approved vaccines and that he was not comfortable with the other due to reactions from the mRNA vaccines. who found out. That use of that vaccine was briefly discontinued earlier this year.

Rodgers petitioned the NFL, the NFL Players Association, and a jointly approved infectious disease expert to be considered vaccinated and therefore not have to follow the protocols that unvaccinated players do both at team facilities and abroad.

Meanwhile, Rodgers told reporters in August that he was “immunized.”

Soon after, his request was denied.

Rodgers has violated at least one of the protocols for unvaccinated players. He has regularly appeared at his unmasked press conferences. Only vaccinated players can do that.

“Some of the rules for me are not based on science at all, they are based solely on trying to embarrass and embarrass people, like the need to wear a mask on a podium when all the people in the room are vaccinated and use a mask means nothing. ” It makes sense to me, “Rodgers said Friday on the show.” If you were vaccinated to protect you from a virus that I do not have as an unvaccinated person, why are you worried about anything I may give you?

“And let me come up with the protocols now because obviously that has also existed: I have followed all the protocols up to a T, except the one I just mentioned and which makes absolutely no sense to me. But my daily routine is a person’s routine. not vaccinated “.

Protocols agreed upon by both the NFL and the players’ union also prevent unvaccinated players from meeting more than three teammates or coaches off-site. Social media posts have featured photos of Rodgers at events with more than three, including a Halloween party hosted by one of his teammates last week.

The NFL said last week that it had launched an investigation into the matter, but said the responsibility for enforcing the policies rests first with each team.

Earlier this year, a hospital in the hometown of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​cut ties with him. Cousins ​​is also not vaccinated.