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Aaron Rodgers torches Biden over COVID vaccine taunt, blasts social media companies for 'censoring dissenting opinions'

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tore into President Joe Biden's COVID-19 pandemic posturing in a new interview that was published Friday.

Rodgers' rebuke of the president came after Biden, while touring tornado damage in Kentucky last month, told a Green Bay Packers fan that she needed to "tell that quarterback he's gotta get the vaccine," a reference to Rodgers and his decision not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

What did Rodgers say about Biden?

Speaking with ESPN, Rodgers said that Biden and his administration are "not helping the conversation" by insisting that everyone receive the COVID vaccine without sharing both the benefits and potential side-effects of the shot.

"When the president of the United States says, 'This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,' it's because him and his constituents, which, I don't know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes," Rodgers said.

"But when you say stuff like that, and then you have the CDC, which, how do you even trust them, but then they come out and talk about 75% of the COVID deaths have at least four co-morbidities," he continued. "And you still have this fake White House set saying that this is the pandemic of the unvaccinated, that's not helping the conversation."

An ESPN editor added the following "editor's note" under Rodgers' remarks:

The CDC study found that in a group of 1.2 million people who were fully vaccinated between December 2020 and October 2021, 36 of them had a death associated with COVID-19 -- and that of those 36 people, 28, or about 78%, had at least four of eight risk factors.

What did Rodgers say about COVID?

Rodgers has been an easy target for critics of free-thinking Americans who choose not to receive the COVID vaccine — or, at the very least, consider all available evidence about the vaccine before receiving it.

After all, Rodgers contracted COVID-19 in November despite saying during the preseason that he was "immunized." Rodgers had gone through a "multi-immunization process," he told ESPN, but did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Rodgers has bucked cancel culture and the woke mob, he has advocated for prioritizing health and other "legitimate COVID treatment options," called science that cannot be questioned "propaganda," and Rodgers has told his fans to listen to Joe Rogan's podcasts. Rogan has hosted several doctors who have been banned from social media platforms for advocating alternative perspectives about the COVID vaccine.

In his interview with ESPN, Rodgers refused to back down from his criticisms related to the pandemic and social media censorship, and continued to advocate for freedom of thought.

"When in the course of human history has the side that's doing the censoring and trying to shut people up and make them show papers and marginalize a part of the community ever been [the correct side]?" Rodgers said. "We're censoring dissenting opinions? What are we trying to do? Save people from being able to determine the validity on their own or to listen and to think about things and come to their own conclusion? Freedom of speech is dangerous now if it doesn't align with the mainstream narrative? That's, I think first and foremost, what I wanted people to understand, and what people should understand is that there's censorship in this country going on right now."

"Are they censoring terrorists or pedophiles? Criminals who have Twitter profiles? No, they're censoring people, and they're shadow-banning people who have dissenting opinions about vaccines," Rodgers continued. "Why is that? Is that because Pfizer cleared $33 billion last year and Big Pharma has more lobbyists in Washington than senators and representatives combined? Why is the reason? Either way, if you want to be an open-minded person, you should hear both sides, which is why I listen to people like Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Peter McCullough. I have people on the other side as well. I read stuff on the vaccine-hesitancy side, and I read stuff on the vaccines-are-the-greatest-thing-in-the-world side."

"When you censor and make pariahs out of anybody who questions what you believe in or what the mainstream narrative is, that doesn't make any sense," Rodgers said.

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