Keyboard warriors attack Joe Rogan after he DOES NOT recommend young & healthy people get Covid-19 vaccine
Podcaster Joe Rogan has become a target of critics on social media after saying he believes young and healthy people likely don’t need Covid-19 vaccines and even opined that inoculating children is “crazy.”
Rogan quickly began trending on social media on Tuesday after a recent clip from his podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ prompted critics to accuse him of spreading Covid-19 disinformation and feeding into vaccine hesitancy.
In fact, Rogan said on his show that he believes getting vaccinated is “safe” for most people – before he argued that not everyone has to get a jab.Also on rt.com Trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox wants ‘transphobic’ Joe Rogan podcast canceled
“I think for the most part, it’s safe to get vaccinated. I do. But if you’re like 21-years-old and you say to me, ‘should I get vaccinated?’ I’ll go no,” Rogan said in the clip, first posted by a journalist for the left-wing Media Matters.
The podcaster went on to argue that a healthy person who exercises regularly, eats well, and has no health conditions that weaken their immune system likely “don’t need to worry about this.”
The group Rogan believes should not be subjected to vaccines at all is children, revealing his own two kids both got Covid-19 and claiming that in the end, “it was nothing.” Adding that he is not “diminishing” that children have died from the virus, Rogan blasted people who are pushing for children to be vaccinated when most are far less vulnerable to the virus than adults.
“You should be vaccinated if you’re vulnerable,” Rogan said.
Spotify’s Joe Rogan encourages "healthy" young people not to get a coronavirus vaccine. His show is Spotify's most popular podcast. “If you're like 21 years old, and you say to me, should I get vaccinated? I'll go no.” pic.twitter.com/5dX98xUaHS— Alex Paterson (@AlexPattyy) April 27, 2021
Rogan’s vaccine opinion has gotten him once again on the firing line against liberal critics. The former ‘Fear Factor’ host has become a frequent target since his podcast exclusively moved to Spotify and quickly became the network’s most popular show. He’s been criticized for everything from his views on trans women in sports to his openness to interviews with controversial figures such as Alex Jones.
Joe Rogan is not the smart person that your sexually frustrated teenage son thinks he is https://t.co/7UqI8x06Cj— Cam (@cameron_kasky) April 27, 2021
Joe Rogan told young people not to get the COVID vaccine.Stupidity is the most serious pandemic, and Joe Rogan is a super-spreader of it.— JRehling (@JRehling) April 27, 2021
Others also criticized Spotify, which has even seen employees protest the hiring of Rogan since the platform went into business with him in what was reportedly a $100 million contract.
Spotify isn’t gonna stop airing Joe Rogan, I can promise you that. That’s gonna be a messy divorce if it were to happen cause they have too much invested in it, especially when they knew something like this would exactly happen.— Phil Spain (@philenespanol) April 27, 2021
While Rogan cited his own experience with his children when criticizing mass vaccinations, kids and even younger adults are also statistically far less vulnerable to the virus than older people. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people under 45 account for less than 3% of the Covid-19 deaths in the US. The highest is 65 and older, which covers over 80%.
Comorbidities – underlying conditions that weaken the immune system, such as diabetes and hypertension – are also frequent among the hundreds of thousands of patients who have died from the virus.
There are currently no vaccines on the market authorized for anyone under 16 to take. Pfizer’s vaccine is approved for patients 16 and older, while Moderna has been approved for people 18 and over.Also on rt.com West Virginia governor says he'll pay young people $100 savings bonds for getting Covid vaccine, gets bribery accusations
During another episode of his podcast this year, Rogan revealed he is not planning on getting a vaccine himself. Asked whether he would get the vaccine when available, he replied, “no. I mean I would if I felt like I needed it.”
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