Last Updated on April 27, 2021
Joe Rogan, the self-made podcast host who recently made the jump from YouTube to Spotify, made the case for young Americans not to take one of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines, suggesting that potential side effects from the under tested vaccines may outweigh risks of contracting COVID-19.
Speaking with comedian Dave Smith on the April 23 episode of his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan spoke extensively about his thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccines. People say, do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated, and I’ve said, Yeah I think for the most part, it’s safe to get vaccinated, I do, I do. But if you say to me, 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? Like, look, don’t do anything stupid, but you should take care of yourself. If you’re a healthy person and you’re exercising all the time and you’re young and you’re eating well, I don’t think you need to worry about this.” Rogan then continued, expressing concern, “But there’s a lot of jobs that will tell you that you need to have this.”
“I can tell you as someone who, both my children got the virus, it was nothing. I hate to say that if someone’s children died from this, I’m very sorry that that happened, I’m not in any way diminishing that. But I’m saying, the personal experience that my children had with COVID was nothing. One of the kids had a headache, the other one didn’t feel good for a couple days.” He added, “No coughing, no aching, no in agony, there was none of that. It was very mild, it was akin to them getting a cold.”
Joe Rogan is correct about the COVID vaccine for kids & young healthy people.pic.twitter.com/AxGwFxAMVB
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 27, 2021
Smith then interjected that he would not get his daughter vaccinated simply to “virtue signal” to those who believe vaccinations are a necessary part of being a good neighbor or citizen. “I’m not injecting my daughter with something to f**king virtue signal,” said Smith. “Like, I’m not doing that.”
“It’s amazing that that’s controversial. That even saying that, ‘I’m not going to inject my child with the vaccine,’ is controversial. It’s crazy, because, again, we’re not talking about even the flu,” said Rogan in response. “We’re talking about something that is not, statistically dangerous for children. But yet people still want to get your children vaccinated, which is crazy.”
Last year, Rogan moved from his longtime home of California to Austin, Texas, and revealed during a conversation with radio and television pioneer Alex Jones that his move was motivated by the state’s unscientific extreme COVID-19 lockdown measures that devastated local economies throughout the West, and partially motivated by the increasing unrest seen throughout California and other American cities following the death of suspected fraudster and drug user George Floyd.
Joe Rogan Tells Alex Jones Exactly Why He Left California –
The RIOTS, duh. pic.twitter.com/YUOhXxxFMK
— Harrison Hill Smith (@Harrison_of_TX) October 28, 2020