After a string of sharp rebukes on Twitter and from Dr. Anthony Fauci himself, popular podcast host Joe Rogan clarified his comments from earlier this week in which he suggested that young, healthy people should not get the COVID-19 vaccine.
In an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” on Thursday, the comedian admitted that he’s not a doctor and that young people could still spread the virus despite being at low risk of death.
“I am not an anti-vax person,” Rogan said. “In fact, I said I believe they are safe and I encourage many people to take them. I just said if you’re a young, healthy person, you don’t need it. Their argument was you need it for other people. But that’s a different conversation. And yes, that makes sense.”
Rogan said “click-bait” media coverage blew his comments out of proportion.
“I am not a doctor. I am a f***ing moron. I am a cage-fighting commentator … I am not a respected