Joe Rogan Telling ‘Healthy’ Young People Not To Get Vaccinated Has Sparked The Reaction You’d Expect

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Joe Rogan said something on his podcast that has sent the internet into an absolute tizzy.

On a recent episode of his Spotify podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan was discussing the COVID-19 vaccine and shared his opinion on whether or not “healthy” young people should get vaccinated. In addition to his comments about “healthy” 21-year-olds, it should be noted that Rogan also said he feels it’s safe to get vaccinated “for the most part”.

“I think you should get vaccinated if you’re vulnerable,” Rogan said.

“But if you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, should I get vaccinated? I go no. Are you healthy? Are you a healthy person? Like, look, don’t do anything stupid, but you should take care of yourself. You should—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.”

Joe Rogan’s opinions tend to set off a firestorm on Twitter, let alone when that opinion is potentially affecting the decisions of young, easily impressionable people. So, naturally, you can imagine the reaction to Rogan’s latest musings.

Of course, there were also those who agreed with Rogan’s sentiment:

Rogan’s comments about the vaccine come as the CDC recently announced new guidelines for wearing masks outdoors: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if you are fully vaccinated — and if you are outdoors and not in a large crowd — you no longer need to wear a mask.

At the time of this writing (Tuesday, April 27), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that about 141.8 million people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine thus far, with about 2.72 million doses being administered per day.