Health & Fitness Joe Rogan condemned for telling ‘healthy 21-year-olds’ to not take Covid vaccine
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has sparked a backlash after claiming that young and healthy people need not get a coronavirus .
Speaking on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, he compared the effects ofto a “cold” and said:
“I think you should get vaccinated if you’re vulnerable. My parents are vaccinated.
“But if you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, should I get vaccinated? I’ll go no. If you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, like, I don’t think you need to worry about this.”
But his comments have caused an outcry because coronavirus is something young people need to worry about.
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Scientists estimate that at least 70 per cent of the population need to be inoculated against the virus in order for herd immunity to occur. Of course, young people can spread Covid to those more vulnerable regardless of their own experience with the illness.
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But Rogan claimed children’s experience of the illness would be mild like a “cold” and his guest, comedian Dave Smith, agreed and claimed that vaccinating children was “virtue signalling”.
It is not the first time his comments have made people squirm. He has previously compared deaths from Covid to deaths from sand has frequently compared it to the flu. He has also come under fire for interviewing conspiracy theorist and validating some of his arguments.
Responding to this latest backlash, a source from Spotify which exclusively hosts the podcast said they chose to keep it online because he did not give a call to action to young people, according to. They have however in the past removed more overt coronavirus misinformation.
But people on Twitter had stronger reactions:
My feeling is that, no matter what your age, you should not take medical advice from Joe Rogan
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dudes will be like "do your own research before trusting these vaccines" and the whole time they were just waiting for joe rogan to tell them what to do— Moh (@LessIsMoh)
Healthy young people DEFINITELY SHOULD get the vaccine. That’s how we stop the spread. Not rocket science guys. It’s about returning to normal and saving lives. In India they are literally burning bodies in the street while people like Joe Rogan encourage people not to vaccinate.— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions)
The people who watch— Molly Jong-Fast???? (@MollyJongFast) ’s show are the people we desperately need to vaccinate in order to speed up the end of the pandemic. Joe isn’t just endangering their lives he’s endangering the rest of us too.
And it seems Twitter itself saw the comments as misinformation:
Twitter has now placed a label on— Ryan Mac???? (@RMac18) 's tweet that called out the coronavirus misinfo on Joe Rogan's show. ????
Overall, we’ll stick with the experts for our vaccine info.
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