On Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, encouraged young and healthy people to get vaccinated.
Speaking with Savannah Guthrie of NBC, Fauci rebuked podcast host Joe Rogan’s comments earlier this week discouraging young people from getting the vaccine, arguing that they have no real motivation given their low risk of death from COVID-19.
“Popular podcast host Joe Rogan — you may have heard about this — made comments about young people getting vaccinated,” Guthrie began. “It’s getting a lot of buzz. He said, ‘If you’re like 21 years old and you say to me, ‘Should I get vaccinated?’ I say, ‘No.’ 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,’ saying young, healthy people shouldn’t get vaccinated.”
Fauci said that Rogan’s opinion was “incorrect,” arguing that young people can still spread the disease.
“Well, that’s incorrect, Savannah,