Dr. Peter Hotez and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are doing it, and Aaron Rodgers is here for it.
In a now-expired Instagram Story, the four-time MVP shared a video from Dr. Tyna Moore’s account that featured an interaction between Joe Rogan and Hotez on the former’s podcast.
Hotez, who has long advocated for the COVID-19 vaccine, admitted that he is «not as cautious about my diet as I should be,» adding that he is a «junk food addict,» which is «terrible for my health.» «.
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Rodgers, who has been opinionated about the COVID vaccine, wrote on his Instagram Stories that Kennedy, who is also a skeptic, would «wipe this ass,» according to Sports Illustrated.
Hotez took note of what Rodgers said and responded that he was «disappointed» that the New York Jets quarterback «made a cheap shot» against him.
«Disappointed, he took a cheap shot at me this week. In 2021, during our terrible delta wave, we were losing 2,000 Americans a day, >80% unvaccinated, when vaccines were 90% protective against death/severe illness , I criticized him for his public stance against vaccines,» Hotez tweeted, adding that he «has no bad thoughts for Aaron.»
However, he did find out that his hometown Houston Texans take on the Jets on December 10th.
However, there is an outside possibility that Rodgers will get his wish.
Hotez’s appearance on Rogan’s podcast that Rodgers shared was in April 2020, but after Hotez called out Rogan for sharing «misinformation» about the vaccine, Rogan made him an offer that earned Kennedy’s support.
«Peter if you claim what RFKjr is saying is ‘disinformation’ I’m offering you $100,000.00 to the charity of your choice if you’re willing to discuss it on my show with no time limit,» Rogan tweeted on Saturday.
«Peter. Let’s finally have the respectful, friendly and informative debate that the American people deserve,» Kennedy responded.
However, Hotez says he doesn’t want a «Jerry Springer Show» situation.
Fox News medical contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier said a debate like the one launched between Hotez and Kennedy over COVID-19 vaccines would not serve the public interest anyway.
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Hotez has been widely quoted in the media over the course of the pandemic, but has drawn criticism for his aggressive stance toward COVID vaccines and masks for children, despite the extremely low coronavirus death rate among the 0- 17 years. His rhetoric about caution in reopening schools in light of the damage caused by prolonged school closures it has also brought him criticism from conservatives.
Fox News’ David Rutz contributed to this report.