WATCH: Dr. Fauci Hits Back at Podcaster’s Anti-Vaccine Advice
During a Wednesday appearance on the Today Show, Dr. Anthony Fauci criticized Joe Rogan who urged young people to not get vaccinated.
There is a a generational difference in how people consume their news. Generation X and Baby Boomers are fans of cable news. People who fall into the Millennial category and younger often consume their information through podcasts.
And one of the biggest podcasters in the country is Joe Rogan. The comedian and MMA announcer recently signed a $100 million deal with Spotify. And during a recent show he told listeners:
“People say, do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated? 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. Are you healthy? Are you a healthy person? If you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, like, I don’t think you need to worry about this.”
When asked about those comments, Dr. Fauci said, “That’s incorrect. You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk. If you want to only worry about yourself and not society, then that’s ok.”
“That’s incorrect,” Fauci says on Joe Rogan’s comments about young healthy people not needing a vaccine. “You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk. If you want to only worry about yourself and not society, then that’s ok.”pic.twitter.com/8EpZIGl7gP
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The White House also condemned Rogan’s comments. Communications Director Kate Bedingfield told CNN, “I guess my first question would be, did Joe Rogan become a medical doctor while we weren’t looking? I’m not sure that taking scientific and medical advice from Joe Rogan is perhaps the most productive way for people to get their information.”