- White House press secretary Jen Psaki says Biden administration is against vaccine misinformation.
- Psaki was asked for her feelings on vaccine alternatives promoted by celebrities like Aaron Rodgers.
WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki had a message Friday for celebrities and other influencers who spread misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines.
“You know how we feel about misinformation. We’re against it,” she said when asked if she had anything to say to celebrities like NFL star Aaron Rodgers who have promoted dubious alternatives to vaccines.
It was Psaki’s first press conference since testing positive for COVID-19 last month.
Rodgers, a player for the Green Bay Packers, made headlines this month when it was revealed he broke NFL protocols by continuing to play this season without having been vaccinated against COVID-19.
In an interview on “The Pat McAfee Show” last Friday, Rodgers revealed he was taking the drug ivermectin following the advice of controversial podcaster Joe Rogan. The drug is not a proven treatment for the virus.
Rodgers also blamed the scandal surrounding his vaccine status on “woke culture” and invoked civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. when he claimed “a moral obligation to object to unjust rules and rules that make no sense.”
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