Troublesome podcaster Joe Rogan is a bit of a mystery to me. He’s all about dumbing down complex issues to make them tangible for the masses, which I very much appreciate. But he’s also a bit of a kook in his own right and makes statements that often border on the bizarre. And now maybe dangerous.
Joey told listeners of his Spotify podcast there’s no need to get vaccinated if they’re fit and healthy.
His comments go against guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say vaccinations are safe for everyone over 16, and are necessary for the country to reach herd immunity and safely open up.
Speaking on a newly-released episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan, 53, said he recommended ‘vulnerable’ people get the shot, adding his parents had received their vaccines.
‘People say, Do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated? I’ve said, yeah, I think for the most part it’s safe to get vaccinated. I do. I do.
‘But if you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, Should I get vaccinated? I’ll go 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, like, I don’t think you need to worry about this.’
Speaking on the podcast, Rogan said his daughters – Lola, 12, and Rosa 11 – had COVID and ‘it was nothing’.
‘I mean, I hate to say that if someone’s children died from this. I’m very sorry that that happened. I’m not in any way diminishing that. But I’m saying the personal experience that my children had with COVID was nothing.’
I can not stress enough that you CAN NOT GET MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A PODCAST MEATHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!
If his comments make you consider not getting the vaccine, I just suggest you take it one step further and speak with a physician as well.