Podcast mogul Joe Rogan said he was not against the vaccine and he tried to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Las Vegas several months ago but missed the appointment due to scheduling conflicts.
Rogan, who tested positive for COVID-19 last month, reduced the need for mass vaccines for large events such as comedy shows earlier in the year. He hosted CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, in his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Wednesday to discuss coronavirus and vaccines.
Rogan said based on his experience taking COVID -19 and recovering in a healthy manner, the procedure of a person carrying antibodies does not have to be exclusive – from natural immunity or through vaccines – and it could be the same.
“It’s much better to get the virus and recover and have amazing immunity,” Rogan said in the podcast. “You know what I think you should do? I think you should be vaccinated and then get sick. This is the reason: because you get the vaccine that protects you from a bad infection and then you get COVID so you get you have the robust immunity delivered from having the real disease itself. “
The COVID-19 vaccine is available proven in science as the best possible method to slow COVID-19 and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans accept the vaccine. According to information provided by Kaiser Family Foundation, there are more than 90,000 preventable COVID-19 deaths in the US in unvedited adults and the virus was the nation’s leading cause of death in September.
Rogan said in April on his podcast, “I’m not an anti-vax person,” but “I just said, I don’t think if you’re a young, healthy person, you need it.” He added at the time, he was scheduled for a vaccine at Johnson & Johnson COVID, courtesy of the UFC, but by the time he went on rescheduling, federal health authorities had paused that vaccine.
Gupta, who joined Rogan’s podcast for three hours in an effort to reach Rogan’s audience about the seriousness of receiving vaccinations, pushed Rogan and said that “this is not a strategy to recommend people that be infected. “
Rogan tells Gupta that that is not his intention, but to more respect the many sides of the equation. Rogan criticized CNN as “dangerous” for taking his COVID-19 treatment out of context and “lying about me taking the horse drug.” His stance reflects previous public statements about CNN when he was threatened to sue the network.
To treat her symptoms, the 54-year-old said on Instagram that she turned to the drug ivermectin, among other unproven treatments. He also said he took monoclonal antibodies, which have been proven to work.
Ivermectin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use by humans and animals to treat parasitic infections, primarily in animals. Using any treatment for COVID-19 that is not approved or authorized by the FDA, unless part of a clinical trial, “can cause serious harm,” the agency said on its website.
Gupta was not the first to sail against Rogan’s views. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, criticized Rogan’s stance on vaccines in April. Gupta honored Rogan’s stance, despite disagreement, on a separate column on CNN.
“I think a small part of me thought I could change Joe Rogan’s mind about vaccines,” he wrote. “After this last exchange, I realized it was probably pointless. His mind was formed, and there was always a lot of misinformation out there that was neatly packaged to support his beliefs.”
Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, was launched in 2009 and has become one of the most popular podcasts in the country since then. In 2020, Spotify acquired Rogan’s podcast library for a reported $ 100 million deal.