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Aaron Rodgers’ Covid-19 Case: Failure Of Leadership

Aaron Rodgers’ Covid-19 case is a failure of leadership that won’t be forgotten

THE GUARDIAN – After being coy about his vaccination status for months, the Green Bay star quarterback is set to miss time after contracting Covid and appears to have been breaking protocol for months.

Aaron Rodgers may be a lot of things but stupid he is not. A noted bookworm and fill-in Jeopardy host, Rodgers of all people is keenly aware that words matter.

In hindsight this explains why back in August when he was asked about his vaccination status by a reporter, he replied with a cryptic: “I’ve been immunized.”

If you’re like me, you thought Rodgers’ response was him being him – eccentric with maybe a touch of arrogance – but you assumed immunized equaled vaccinated.

A misdirection while technically not lying is one thing, but then Rodgers continued. “There’s guys on the team that haven’t been vaccinated. I think it’s a personal decision. I’m not going to judge those guys.”

“Keeping a dirty little secret like not being vaccinated from the public has exposed Rodgers as just another egotistical athlete who doesn’t think the rules (or science) apply to him.”

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Those guys? Any Logic 101 class would suggest that “those guys” implies “those guys who are not me” … 

Sigh. Well, now it’s looking likely that Rodgers misled us all along. On Wednesday, the news broke that Rodgers tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs because he is, indeed, not immunized with an actual Covid vaccine.

But the wounds cut much deeper than Rodgers missing four quarters of an NFL game.

First off, there’s the simple selfish act of not getting a vaccine that protects yourself, your friends and your teammates.

How can five million deaths worldwide, including more than 750,000 in the United States, not be enough to spook Rodgers into getting vaccinated?

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Keeping a dirty little secret like not being vaccinated from the public has exposed Rodgers as just another egotistical athlete who doesn’t think the rules (or science) apply to him … READ MORE. 

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