Anti-science pipeline opponent gets COVID-19, will miss work this week

A man has gotten COVID-19 after seeking “homeopathic treatments” for the virus. The man, named Aaron Rodgers, will apparently miss work this week due to his illness.

Homeopathy, like healing crystals, is a pseudoscience. In fact, A 2015 comprehensive assessment of evidence by the Australian government’s National Health and Medical Research Council concluded that there is no reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective for any health condition.

Sadly, this man has a history of anti-science advocacy as it pertains to the safe operation of oil pipelines. Earlier this year, he when he co-signed a letter to the Biden administration urging them to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline, even though pipelines are the safest way to transport the oil and natural gas we rely upon every single day.

Liberals love to pretend they have a monopoly on science, and they use the phrase “believe in The Science,” to demonize conservatives as unscientific rubes. However, while liberals act as if they are the champions of science, many of them believe in fairy tales like alternative medicine and alternative energy.

Healing crystals can’t cure anything, and the physics of the electric grid means it isn’t possible for wind and solar to meaningfully replace the energy that we receive from oil and natural gas pipelines. The longer they pretend otherwise, the most harmful the negative consequences will be.

Thankfully, the man has a co-worker who is the second-best quarterback in the division, and his employer, the Green Bay Packers, will get along just fine without him.