Ian Bremmer's Quick Take:
Hi everybody. Ian Bremmer here. Happy start to your week. I'm going to talk about something completely different today, NFL football. Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay, lost to the inferior Kansas City Chiefs yesterday, 13-7. And do you know why? It's because their star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, wasn't playing. He has COVID. And he was asked before whether he was vaccinated, he said, "yes".
Here's the video: "Are you vaccinated and what's your stance on vaccinations?" "Yes, I have been immunized."
Turns out he wasn't vaccinated. Now that's his right but he did not adhere to the required protocols for unvaccinated NFL players because he's a weasel. Now Aaron is saying, he's being demonized by the woke mob. He's done his research. He's listened to Joe Rogan. He took Ivermectin and a homeopathic immunization protocol, whatever the hell that is. And he's allergic to an ingredient in mRNA vaccines, which of course doesn't include J&J, which he doesn't talk about. No reason for that but nonetheless, he even sent 500 pages of research that he did to the NFL.
Stop this. Stop. I mean good Lord people, tell you what? Here I actually sent, I did my research today on the NFL, the X's and O's of football. Right here, five hundred pages of my research on football strategy. I sent today to the Green Bay Packers management. I printed it out for you, so you'd see it. Now, I assume that they're going to throw it away, which is exactly what you do when somebody that knows literally nothing about a topic like me on football or Aaron Rodgers on COVID. That's your response. I mean dammit Aaron, "Cheesehead" is supposed to be an aphorism. It's not meant to be taken literally and I know we don't really want to punish Aaron Rodgers. He's a superstar. I mean it's not like he illegally deflated footballs like Tom Brady and he's a white quarterback. This isn't calling Colin Kaepernick we're talking about. We don't really want to do anything.
And by the way, the Pack could go all the way this year. So, we need him back on the field. I get it. But when it comes to the pandemic, where the United States today is the lowest vaccination rate of all of the G7 countries, even though we created the best vaccines and we secured them. We bought them faster than any other country in the world. And you know why? It's because there are people that think that Aaron Rodgers is more knowledgeable than the doctors and the scientists. And so to you, Aaron Rodgers. I want to say that the Kansas City Chiefs salute you and the rest of the country would like you to shut up and grow a pair.Thank you and I'll be with you real soon.