Aaron Rodgers’ COVID-19 Protocols are retaliated against by the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer.
Aaron Rodgers has spoken out against the NFL’s COVID-19 rules.
He believes that the rules enacted are not based on science or data.
On Wednesday, NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills spoke with reporters and addressed Rodgers’ claims.
According to USA Today, Sills said to reporters, “We’ve been very consistent.”
“First and foremost, these are decisions that we made collectively with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).”
They’re all based on scientific evidence.
The science for public health that we best understand, as well as our own data.
We are constantly analyzing our own data in any way possible to determine where we may still be vulnerable and which aspects of our protocols we believe are particularly effective.
So we’re confident in what we’ve put in place, which is based on our data and is working.”
Rodgers, who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, was interviewed on The Pat McAfee Show on Nov.
5 and chastised the NFL’s COVID-19 policies.
Rodgers said two days after he tested positive for COVID-19 and began a mandatory 10-day quarantine that would force him to miss one game, “Some of the rules to me are not based on science at all.”
“They’re purely based on trying to out and shame people, like having to wear a mask at a podium when everyone in the room is vaccinated and wearing a mask makes no sense to me.” Rodgers was discovered to be unvaccinated when he tested positive for COVID-19.
For violating COVID-19 protocols, Rodgers and the Packers were fined.
Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, the NFL is strengthening its protocols.
According to USA Today, a memo sent to the 32 NFL teams stated, “This upward trend, combined with the onset of colder weather driving individuals indoors, has resulted in an increased risk of infection among players and staff.”
“Our experts and data confirm that getting vaccinated is still the best way to avoid contracting the virus and spreading it within club facilities.”
“In light of the increased number of positive tests across the country, we are making the following changes to the Protocols and sharing additional best practices,” says the statement.
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