Dr. Anthony Fauci blasted Joe Rogan Wednesday after the popular podcaster claimed healthy young Americans don’t need to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
In an interview with the “Today” show, Fauci said Rogan’s logic was selfish and wrong-headed because unvaccinated young people could “inadvertently and innocently” spread the virus to others.
“You’re talking about yourself in a vacuum,” he said. “If you want to only worry about yourself and not society, then that’s OK. But you’re saying to yourself, even if I get infected, I could do damage to somebody else even if I have no symptoms at all, and that’s the reason why you’ve got to be careful and get vaccinated.”
Young people who refuse to get jabbed also put themselves at risk, said Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, shot down comments from Joe Rogan after the podcast host suggested young, healthy