Spotify podcast host Joe Rogan walked back his bizarre COVID vaccine advice on April 29 that he gave on the “The Joe Rogan Experience” on April 23, notes Media Matters:
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? 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.
There’s some legitimate science behind [these vaccines]. This is the thing about this whole thing, people being upset at me: I’m not an anti-vax person. I said, “I believe [the vaccines are] safe,” and I encouraged many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I just said, “I don’t think that if you’re a young, healthy person, that you need it.” Their argument was, “You need it for other people.” That makes more sense, but that’s a different argument. That’s a different conversation.
Rogan added another disclaimer, reports The Daily Beast: I’m not a doctor, I’m a f*cking moron.”