It is uncertain whether UFC commentator Joe Rogan received the COVID-19 vaccine. The comedian and famous podcast host recently came under fire.
Rogan claimed that he does not encourage vaccinations for youngsters. He stated this on the April 23 episode of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.
He said, “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.”
Rogan’s comment contradicts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines (CDC). The CDC stated, “Everyone 16 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.”
In light of Rogan’s contentious remarks, Dr Anthony Fauci, the White House’s senior medical adviser, stated that younger individuals should get vaccinated since they can become infected with the disease.
Joe Rogan clarifies his statement
Rogan has denied being an “anti-vaxxer”, and has repeated his belief that COVID-19 vaccines are safe. He didn’t correct his first interpretation, but he did provide further context for what he meant.
“I believe they’re safe and I encouraged many people to take them. My parents are vaccinated. I just said that I if you’re a young, healthy person, that you need it. Their argument was, you need it for other people,” Rogan stated.
The comedian also warned his listeners that his words should not be trusted over medical experts’ advice.
He said, “Listen, here’s the thing. These are not, like, planned statements. Let’s be real clear. When I say something stupid, I’m not thinking about what I’m gonna say before I say it. I just saying it, right?” Joe Rogan said.
“If you say you disagree with me, I probably disagree with me too. I disagree with me all the time.”