As we all know by now, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who is unvaccinated, recently tested positive for COVID-19, causing him to miss a game.
On Tuesday, Rodgers joined The Pat McAfee Show and he revealed that the only lingering effect he is dealing with is “Covid toe.”
Check it out.
"No lingering effects other than the Covid toe" ~@AaronRodgers12
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 23, 2021
I am not going to lie. When I first heard this on Tuesday, I thought Rodgers was just joking around about “Covid toe” but apparently he is not as the Wall Street Journal just released an entire article on it.
From Wall Street Journal:
Covid Toe is a casual name for something medically known as pernio or chilblains, which is a condition that causes symptoms such as discoloration and lesions. It can be extremely painful and turn the toes purple.
The shred of good news, when it comes to Covid Toes, is that they’re a sign of the body’s strong immune response to the virus.
Recent research, including an October study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, has found that Covid Toes typically occur in younger patients who experience mild symptoms. The problem is that, when the body produces too much of a type of interferon, it can create other problems—and produce Covid Toes.
“The way I would think about it is it’s basically a side effect of how your own immune system is fighting the virus,” said Esther Freeman, a doctor and principal investigator for the Covid-19 Dermatology Registry. “It’s part of our body’s response to the response to the virus. It’s almost too much of a good thing.”
Well, what do you know, Covid toe is actually a thing!