Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there for Aaron Rodgers. In a statement made on November 8th, 2021, State Farm made the following statement about the Green Bay Packers quarterback.
“Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company for much of the past decade. We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view. We recognize our customers, employees, agents and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues. Our mission at State Farm is to support safer, stronger communities. To that end, we encourage vaccinations, but respect everyone’s right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances.”
State Farm’s statement on partnership with Aaron Rodgers: pic.twitter.com/VXvLVxn6Vs
— Nicole Menner (@NicoleMenner) November 8, 2021
But people still aren’t getting it. I have seen dozens of articles since Aaron Rodgers explained his stance on the vaccine accusing him of misinformation and lies. Sports Illustrated’s Michael Rosenberg all but accuses Rodgers of being a stupid know-it-all and then tells his readers that Aaron Rodgers is too dumb to figure out the very question the QB asked.
On the Pat McAffee show, Rodgers simply asked; “If the vaccine is so great, then how come people are still getting COVID and spreading COVID and unfortunately dying from COVID?”
What was Rosenberg’s response? What answer did he give for the question everyone wants the answers to?
“Here it is, Aaron: COVID-19 vaccines are not 100% effective. This has been common knowledge since before the vaccines received federal approval. It was literally in the first headlines! If you get vaccinated, you can still get COVID-19. You can even still die from it.“
So now, I ask Rosenberg a question, if Aaron Rodgers is asking a question, how is that misinformation? How is spreading misinformation to question the status quo? Also, Rosenberg might think that he answered Rodgers’ question but he didn’t. Aaron Rodgers didn’t ask how effective it was; he asked, “If the vaccine is so great, then how come people are stilling getting COVID and spreading COVID and unfortunately dying from COVID?”
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The answer is that the vaccine isn’t that great, but no one is allowed to say that or they are demonetized and branded a spreader of misinformation. Rosenberg was rather insulting throughout the article as he implied it shouldn’t have been too hard to figure out Rodgers’ question; well, it is if you struggle with reading comprehension.
Perhaps what he viewed as misinformation was the that Aaron Rodgers indicated that India used Ivermectin, a drug he took to treat his COVID after speaking to his doctor on the recommendation of Joe Rogan. Just because India stopped using the drug doesn’t mean they never did, as a matter of fact that clearly proves the country was using it if they decided to stop using it.
After seeing declines in the spreading of the virus and increases in natural immunity or antibodies, it was decided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Task Force to stop using Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. But here’s some misinformation from Rosenberg and the mainstream media. They didn’t stop using it because of overdoses, because it was meant for animals, or because it was a “horse dewormer”. They simply felt it didn’t have enough of an effect to continue the use.
Rosenberg continued his attack on Rodgers, stating that it was misinformation or a lie to cite Israel’s study on the “robust” natural immunities they have seen. He didn’t cite the study though, probably because he doesn’t want anyone reading it for themselves. Instead he says, “That study has not been peer-reviewed and was possibly flawed (researchers could have missed those who tested positive and are asymptomatic), but also, it ignores the nagging issue that people who get COVID-19 sometimes die.”
But, wait a minute, Rosenberg. Didn’t you just say Rodgers was stupid because he couldn’t figure out that “COVID-19 vaccines are not 100% effective. This has been common knowledge since before the vaccines received federal approval. It was literally in the first headlines! If you get vaccinated, you can still get COVID-19. You can even still die from it“?
Why is it a “nagging issue” that people who get COVID-19 sometimes die during various treatments for it, but not an issue (nagging or otherwise) when the vaccine still allows you to get it and sometimes die?
Sports Illustrated was one of many sites to point out that Prevea Health of Wisconsin ended its 9-year relationship with the Green Bay quarterback.
“Prevea Health remains deeply committed to protecting its patients, staff, providers and communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” Prevea’s statement said. “This includes encouraging and helping all eligible populations to become vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent the virus from further significantly impacting lives and livelihoods.”
As of today, November 12th, 2021, State Farm shows no signs of changing their mind regardless of what Twitter users and other social media keyboard warriors demand.