Young and healthy people should “absolutely” receive vaccines for COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Wednesday when asked to respond to Joe Rogan’s recent critiques of the campaign for universal vaccination.
Fauci spoke with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie to advocate for Americans to get vaccines. Young and healthy people should “get vaccinated” out of concern for others’ welfare, he said. COVID-19, he added, can be transmitted by persons with asymptomatic infections.
“You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk.” -Dr. Anthony Fauci responding to podcast host Joe Rogan’s suggestion that young people not get the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/6E02GI31VV
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 28, 2021
Partial transcript below:
GUTHRIE: I want to ask you, popular podcast host Joe Rogan — you may have heard about this — made comments about young people