Aaron Rodgers dropped by sponsor Prevea Health after COVID vaccine comments

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Aaron Rodgers, suddenly the look of vaccine hesitation, nary longer made overmuch consciousness arsenic the look of a aesculapian session radical that wants to promote everyone to beryllium vaccinated.

Prevea Health, which is headquartered successful Green Bay, Wis., dropped the Packers backmost arsenic a spokesperson 1 time aft Rodgers, connected “The Pat McAfee Show,” ranted against the “woke mob” that has shamed him since it was learned helium has refused the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Prevea Health remains profoundly committed to protecting its patients, staff, providers and communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” the health-care enactment said successful a connection released Saturday. “This includes encouraging and helping each eligible populations to go vaccinated against COVID-19 to forestall the microorganism from further importantly impacting lives and livelihoods.”

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Rodgers, who had been a spokesperson for Prevea Health since 2012, said helium has an allergy to an constituent successful the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and did not spot the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to the fact that helium heard of friends’ adverse reactions to it and the information it had been temporarily pulled implicit blood-clotting issues (reported clots affected mostly women, and successful microscopic numbers). He besides cited fears astir fertility, though the CDC has said determination is nary grounds that links fertility issues with the vaccines.

Rodgers said helium listened to COVID-19 proposal from comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan, but seemingly not from Prevea Health. The 37-year-old Rodgers tested affirmative for COVID-19 earlier this week, which volition outgo him astatine slightest 1 crippled and astatine slightest 1 sponsor.