It seems that, sure, we’re nonetheless doing this. And by this, I imply speaking about COVID. The four-year anniversary of Rudy Gobert placing the world on lockdown is six months away, but Aaron Rodgers and Travis Kelce are within the information for differing views on the vaccine.
Rodgers called Kelce “Mr. Pfizer” after the Kansas Metropolis tight finish did a flu/booster advert, and Kelce addressed the nickname throughout Friday’s press availability, declaring that the sidelined Jets quarterback is employed by Woody Johnson — an inheritor of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical firm, the identical firm chargeable for vaccinating giant swaths of the nation.
Whereas Kelce tried to play it off like he’s as tired of all this because the American inhabitants, mentioning J&J says the alternative. At this level, although, each side get it: The individuals who belief science are authorities pawns, eagerly lapping up autism juice, and anti-vaxxers are quickly going the best way of doomsday preppers, getting the uncooked, uncut “reality” straight from the poisoned properly.
For those who had former surgeon basic Jerome Adams in your BINGO card of unlikely individuals to wade into the Taylor Swift-Kelce-Rodgers triangle of stupidity, you possibly can mark that tile. In a now-deleted post on X, Adams wrote:
“Participant A: Takes unregulated psychedelics, out for season. Participant B: Takes FDA-approved vaccine, dominant on subject, group successful, courting T Swift.
“I’m no soccer professional any greater than Aaron Rodgers is a physician however appears participant B is ‘successful,’ no?”
Who cares? How lengthy are we going to maintain doing this? No quantity of cheekiness, or wit will persuade both facet that they’re incorrect. Most vaccinated individuals have accepted that COVID boosters are the brand new norm, so cease begrudging them for staying updated towards a virus that — as a result of half of the lots are satisfied it’s a fabrication — nonetheless very a lot does exist.
But the individuals who suppose it’s a hoax blame China for it, however by that logic, when you suppose COVID is pretend, there’s technically no purpose to be mad on the Chinese language — aside from the same old, authoritarian stuff. I must be so fortunate to have a authorities agent controlling my thoughts; at the very least that manner, it’s all auto-pilot, and there’s no making an attempt to use logic to human situations that both can’t be defined, or have but to be recognized.
Truthfully, the NFL would possibly’ve lucked out with the damage to Rodgers, as a result of he’s at present at peak pettiness, and has a nationwide platform to go full Eli Money each Tuesday on ESPN. What’s he going to do? Speak in regards to the Jets? I imply, had he performed towards Kansas Metropolis, the storylines would possibly’ve revolved across the on-field product, and prevented us from this Good Storm of idiocy.
And I take into consideration that, however very a lot want I didn’t must — type of like COVID.