Joe Rogan tells listeners on his Spotify podcast that they should NOT get vaccinated when they are young and healthy
Joe Rogan, the buff broadcaster who has a loyal following among his millions of fans, told listeners of his Spotify podcast that there’s no need to get vaccinated if they’re fit and healthy.
His comments go against the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say vaccinations are safe for anyone over the age of 16 and necessary for the country to achieve herd immunity and open up safely.
When Rogan, 53, spoke about a recently released episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, he said he recommended “ vulnerable ” people to take the chance, adding that his parents had gotten their vaccinations.
‘People say, do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated? I said yes, I think, for the most part, it is safe to get vaccinated. I do. I do.
‘But when you’re about 21 years old, and you say to me, should I get vaccinated? I’m going no, ‘he said.
“If you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, I don’t think you need to worry about this.”
His comments drew criticism on social media, where people pointed out his lack of medical expertise; yet others said they were pleased that someone expressed their opinion on the matter.
Joe Rogan says he recommends that vulnerable people get the vaccine, ‘but if you’re like 21 years old, and you tell me, should I get vaccinated? I’m going no ‘
The CDC says anyone over the age of 16 is eligible for a vaccine, and so far more than half of American adults have received at least one shot
Reluctance to get vaccinations among Americans is on the rise, with a recent CBS News poll found that 40% of the population was reluctant to get the shot
The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently only allowed to be given to those over the age of 18, while anyone over the age of 16 is eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech shot.
Clinical trials are still being done to assess the effects of the vaccine on children under 18. An important aspect that is being investigated in the trials is whether the vaccine prevents transmission among young people.
On the podcast, Rogan said his daughters – Lola, 12, and Rosa 11 – had COVID and “it was nothing.”
‘I mean, I hate to say if someone’s kids died of this. I’m very sorry that happened. I don’t want to diminish that in any way. But I say that the personal experience my kids had with COVID was nothing. ‘
Rogan’s guest, comedian Dave Smith replies, “Yeah, I’m not injecting my daughter with anything that sends out a virtuous signal.”
The CDC says children and adolescents are less likely to become extremely ill or die from COVID-19, but it’s not impossible – and they can still spread the virus to others, including the elderly.
Comedian Dave Smith, a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, said, ‘I’m not injecting my daughter with anything that sends out a virtuous signal’
In 2020 Rogan signed an exclusive content agreement with Spotify for $ 100 million.
His podcasts, formerly mainstays at the top of Apple’s podcast charts, have disappeared from the platform, but he’s now by far the most popular podcast host on Spotify.
Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
In a previous statement in which Rogan has previously drawn controversy, the company said it was important to have “ diverse voices ” on its platform.
Rogan grew a huge following for his long, free-flowing interview style on The Joe Rogan Experience, with episodes often lasting more than three hours.
He smoked marijuana with Elon Musk on-air, discussed the origins of the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and welcomed all kinds of scientists, philosophers, sports greats like Mike Tyson and politicians like Bernie Sanders.
He also advocated controversy for hosting Infowars host Alex Jones, who was allowed to uncontrollably promote COVID-19 conspiracy theories when it came out last October.
After Jones’ performance, Spotify defended Rogan, with an executive saying in a leaked internal email, “We’re not going to ban certain people from being guests on other people’s shows.”
Rogan is also a stand-up comedian, former Fear Factor presenter and MMA commentator.
Meanwhile, according to the New York Times, 43% of the U.S. population has had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 29% has been fully vaccinated.
It is estimated that the land will achieve immunity to herds, 70-85% of the population must be vaccinated
A CBS News poll published this week found that about 40% of Americans are reluctant to get the picture.
When asked if they would get the shot, 18% said ‘maybe’ and 22% were downright ‘no’.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden praised the US’s “stunning progress” on Covid, but warned it was not the time to give up.
The White House has promised that every American adult will be available for a vaccine by May 1.
ALMOST 8% OF PEOPLE IN THE US HAVE SKIPPED THEIR SECOND DOSE
More than five million people who received their first COVID-19 shot have skipped their second dose.
According to the New York Times, that estimate represents nearly eight percent of the U.S. population who received the first injection of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Some people have opted out of the second dose because they think they are adequately protected with a single shot. Others fear the flu-like side effects.
But the fault isn’t all with the millions who haven’t gotten their second dose. Vaccine providers have been forced to cancel second-dose appointments because they ran out of supplies.
In one example, several Walgreens customers were unable to get their second because they didn’t have the right vaccine on hand, according to the Times.
“I’m very worried because you need that second dose,” Dr. Paul Offit, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, told the newspaper.
Some states also note that people are not interested in getting the photos and should refuse to deliver the vaccines. Louisiana is no longer asking the federal government for the full allotment of the COVID-19 vaccine.
About three-quarters of Kansas counties have rejected the vaccine at least once in the past month. And in Mississippi, officials asked the federal government to ship bottles in smaller packages so they don’t get lost.
Because the supply of doses of coronavirus vaccines in the US is greater than the demand, some places in the country find that there is so little interest in the admissions that they have to refuse shipments.
‘It’s a bit of a turn off. Some people just don’t want it, ”says Stacey Hileman, a nurse in the health department in rural Decatur County, Kansas, where less than a third of the county’s 2,900 residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.
The declining demand for vaccines illustrates the challenge facing the US in overcoming the pandemic, while at the same time dealing with the optics of tens of thousands of doses on the shelves when countries like India and Brazil are in the midst of chaos. medical emergencies.
More than half of American adults have received at least one dose of vaccine, and President Joe Biden last week celebrated the misappropriation of 200 million doses administered in the office during his first 100 days. He also recognized that he was entering a new phase to strengthen reach and overcome hesitations.
Across the country, pharmacists and public health officials are seeing demand decline and inventories increasing. About half of Iowa counties are no longer asking the state for new doses, and Louisiana has not requested any vaccine doses in the past week.
Some are urging federal officials to send more vaccines to places where there is demand – rather than allocating them based on population – including Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker, who said Thursday that they would have two to three. times more doses per day if they had more supplies. .