America’s top infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci had harsh words for podcast star Joe Rogan after the latter claimed that young, healthy Americans didn’t need to get a Coronavirus vaccine.
Fauci slammed Rogan’s comments as simply ‘incorrect’ and went on to argue that the real reason for a younger person to get vaccinated was the benefit that would accrue to society when they are.
As The Hill reports:
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, early Wednesday shot down recent comments from Joe Rogan after the popular podcast host suggested young, health Americans do not need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Speaking to NBC’s “Today,” Fauci called Rogan’s comments “incorrect.”
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“You’re talking about yourself in a vacuum,” Fauci said of the podcast host. “You’re worried about yourself getting infected and the likelihood that you’re not going to get any symptoms. But you can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk.”…
“So if you want to only worry about yourself and not society, then that’s OK,” Fauci said. “But if you’re saying to yourself, even if I get infected, I could do damage to somebody else even if I have no symptoms at all, and that’s the reason why you’ve got to be careful and get vaccinated.”
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