Biden comments on Packers QB Rodgers unvaccinated status after surveying Kentucky tornado damage

President Joe Biden visited Kentucky, on Wednesday, to survey the damage caused by the recent tornadoes in the state. While meeting a woman who was wearing a Green Bay Packers winter hat, he took a shot at the unvaccinated status of the Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He asked her to tell the QB that “he’s got to get the vaccine,” according to a tweet from Ed O’Keefe, at the end of his conversation with her. The president is a Packers fan.

Aaron Rodgers, the QB of the Packers had earlier told various news outlets that he was “immunized.” Last month, he admitted that he had not taken any jabs against COVID-19. The 38-year old player missed games as he tested positive for the virus but is now back, winning games for his team. He had been criticized as it appeared as if he had lied and that he had been trying to hide his vaccination status.

President Biden, with help from his administration, has been putting in a lot of effort to improve the vaccine drive, after the emergence of the new omicron variant. This new variant is reportedly more transmissible, although COVID-19 infections are milder among breakthrough cases, according to preliminary reports.


President Biden toured Kentucky to offer his personal messages to the people, after the heavy storms. He received a fairly good reception from the deeply red state, though some did protest against him, one of them waving a Trump flag.

The president said that the federal government would pay for the cleanup operations in Kentucky. He spoke of his concern for the psychological effects of the twisters. He commended first lady Britainy Beshear for her “toy drive” that had collected 20,000 gifts for Christmas.

At least 75 residents of Kentucky died as a result of the Friday night storms. Twelve of them were children. At least 14 people have died in the neighboring states as a result of the tornado.

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