Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers is blasting President Biden for suggesting the current COVID-19 crisis is a "pandemic of the unvaccinated," even taking a shot at the president's public speaking acumen.
Rodgers’ comments published Friday by ESPN are a bit of return fire after Biden made a comment last month during a tour of tornado-ravaged Kentucky that the QB needed to get vaccinated.
"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 comorbidities."
"And you still have this fake White House set saying that this is the pandemic of the unvaccinated, that's not helping the conversation,” he said.
The CDC acknowledges that current vaccines don’t fully protect against the Omicron variant of COVID-19 that is racing across the United States. But it insist that vaccinated people are still better protected against more serious symptoms, hospitalizations and death than the unvaccinated.
The study that Rodgers referred to involved the CDC reviewing 1.2 million vaccinated Americans. It found 36 vaccinated Americans died of COVID-19, and that 28 of them had four or more comorbidities.
Rodgers drew some criticisms earlier this year after he contracted COVID-19 and had to admit he wasn’t vaccinated after previously telling reporters he had been immunized. Rogers said you should’ve use better words to explain he was referring to efforts to boost his system with natural remedies. Rogers said he’s allergic to some of the COVID vaccines.