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Aaron Rodgers tests positive for COVID-19: What we know about unvaccinated Packers QB

Aaron Rodgers tests positive for COVID-19: What we know about unvaccinated Packers QB

Green Bay Packers quarterback and three-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers will miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs after testing positive for COVID-19.

Rodgers intimated in August that he had received the vaccine, when he answered a reporter’s question with, “Yes, I’ve been immunized.” However, he did not meet the qualifications the NFL and the Players Association have set out for being “fully vaccinated.”

As a result of testing positive for COVID-19 this week, Rodgers can’t return to the field or team practice facilities for 10 days, even if he is asymptomatic.

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Here’s what we know at this moment: Why did Aaron Rodgers choose the word ‘immunized’?
NFL.com is reporting Rodgers received homeopathic treatment from his personal doctor before training camp to raise his antibody levels. He then petitioned the NFL to have the treatment qualify as equal to the league’s approved vaccines.

Rodgers’ petition for an exemption was denied.

“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,” Rodgers said in August. “There’s guys that have been vaccinated that have contracted COVID. So it’s an interesting issue.” Do the Packers have a team-wide COVID outbreak?
Star wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive coordinator Joe Barry both missed the team’s game against the Arizona Cardinals due to COVID-19.

Allen Lazard, another wide receiver, was forced to sit out five days because he was an unvaccinated close contact of someone who tested positive. He has since been reinstated.

Third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert and cornerback Isaac Yiadom are also on the COVID-19 list.

SHANGHAI, Nov 1 (Reuters) – A declassified U.S. intelligence report saying it was plausible that the COVID-19 pandemic originated in a laboratory is unscientific and has no credibility, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in a statement on Sunday.

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The updated U.S. intelligence briefing, published on Saturday, said that a natural origin and a lab leak were both plausible hypotheses to explain how SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, first infected humans, but that the truth may never be known. read more

In a response on Sunday on the website of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang said “a lie repeated a thousand times is still a lie”, adding that U.S. intelligence services “have a reputation for fraud and deception”.

“The tracing of the origins of the novel coronavirus is a serious and complex issue that should and can only be researched through the cooperation of global scientists,” he said.

China has consistently denied allegations that the virus was leaked from a specialist laboratory in the city of Wuhan, where COVID-19 was first identified at the end of 2019.

Wang also repeated China’s calls for the United States to open up its own laboratory at Fort Detrick to international experts.

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