Did Aaron Rodgers Lie about his COVID Vaccine Status?
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been in the news lately. Back in August he led reporters to believe he’d gotten the COVID vaccine shot. Then last month he contracted the virus and admitted that he hadn’t gotten the shot, but instead went thru a natural immunization process.
I found the video of the press conference. Give it a look and see if you can see any signs of deception.
Here’s my analysis.
First. He says that he’s immunized. Then later uses the word vaccination. Which clearly says that he knows the difference between the two.
Next. He looks of the viewer’s left as he says ‘Yeah’. This can mean that his brain is going into constructing an image, not remembering it. This isn’t always true for everyone but it’s pretty accurate here.
And we also see him pulling the corner of his lips back. There are lots of potential meanings here. In this case I think it’s concealment and also contempt. Contempt is defined as moral superiority. It can also be seen as fear which I don’t think we have here based on the tone of his voice.
We also see symmetrical lip compression which can mean concealment or even anger.
I looked back at a few of his other press conferences and his energy is much darker and heavier in this clip. That’s a departure from his baseline. Could it simply be that he’s exhausted by the topic? Sure. I know I am. I think we all are.
Because vaccinations are such a polarizing topic, this is a great clip to learn from. We’re all human and have bias. If you can know what your bias is going in, you’ll be able to check yourself and ask if you’re analysis is what you want to see or if you are looking more thru a clear lens.
This clip is also a good one because his tells aren’t all that obvious. That’s likely because the more people believe what they’re saying the fewer tells they have. He clearly believes in his actions and whatever protocol he did. And in later interviews he said he doesn’t believe he lied because of semantics.
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