Aaron Rodgers #12 from the Green Bay Packers watches the action at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin, October 3, 2021. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images
Aaron Rodgers, Packers quarterback, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week.
Friday he stated that he had taken ivermectin as well as hydroxychloroquine in order to treat COVID-19.
These drugs are not approved as effective treatment for COVID-19.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback, has reported that he took ivermectin as well as hydroxychloroquine in order to treat COVID-19 symptoms since he tested positive earlier this week.
"I've been taking monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamin C, D, and HCQ [hydroxychloroquine]," Rodgers, who is not vaccinated against the virus, told sports analyst Pat McAfee in a live interview on Friday. "I feel quite incredible."
Although both hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin have been lauded by vaccine skeptics as COVID-19 miracle cures, public health authorities have not yet approved these drugs as safe or effective treatments for the virus.
McAfee was told by Rodgers that he would critically consider what is best for his own health. "I am not judging anyone else. I'm not suggesting you shouldn't or shouldn't do something. But, I made a decision based on my health and well-being. It was an easy decision for me.
In the interview, the quarterback stated that he was allergic to a component in the mRNA vaccinations - Moderna and Pfizer - and he decided to not take the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to concerns about blood clots. After reviewing reports of blood clots, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine be used.
Because of his COVID-19 diagnosis, Rodgers will not be able to play Sunday's Packers game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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