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Joe Rogan mistakes it for vaccines and young people

For the same reason that the busiest groups on the left despise platforms for substacks and other independent content producers, financial success, the envy of more interesting people, and fear of false and annoying ideas (New York) Times Opinion Page and Joy Reid’s Cable Show) —They now want to make a villain from comedian Joe Rogan, a commentator on the Ultimate Fighting Championship and a pioneer in podcasting. Recall that many of them demanded that Bernie Sanders deny Logan in various positions after supporting Vermont Senate in the 2020 presidential election. We should keep this potential anger at Logan in mind when considering his reaction to his very positive, indisputable and false comments on the coronavirus vaccine. He states: People say, “Do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated?” I said. “Yes, I think it’s safe to get vaccinated in most cases. I do, I do.” But you seem to be 21 and “Should I be vaccinated?” If you tell me? ” I go “No, are you healthy? Are you a healthy person?” Do nothing stupid, as it looks, but you should take care of yourself. If you’re a healthy person, always exercising, young, and eating a lot, you probably don’t need to worry about this. Logan went on to discuss that parents were worried about their obligation to vaccinate young children. Of course, this is not a completely unreasonable concern. The vaccine is not approved for children and may require vaccination at school in the future if the university shows any signs. Parents who oppose the theoretical compulsory vaccination of their children are correct. But such a mission is exactly that at the moment: theoretical. The government does not vaccinate children. It also shows no signs of planning to do so. And when it comes to vaccination and the core issues of young adults, Logan is simply wrong. Not only does he not consider the significant public health risks associated with the large number of young people who choose not to be vaccinated, but he also makes mistakes in his risk assessment of viruses and vaccines. If young people do not inoculate themselves in large doses, the virus will continue to spread to both young and older, more vulnerable unvaccinated populations. The primary consequences are serious enough. Many of this latter group die, and some young people (which are correct to say that Logan is not at risk of dying) may be affected by long-term illnesses that we do not yet fully understand. There is. In addition, the longer the disease holds an important foothold in the population, the more mutants will occur. Vaccines are very effective in combating the many variants developed so far, but there is no guarantee that they will be equally successful in the future. However, even when considering the question of whether to be vaccinated based solely on the likelihood of adolescents dying, examining the available data leads to the conclusion that the answer is yes. According to the latest CDC data, 2,097 Americans aged 18-29 have died of COVID, at least as a cause of death. Within the 30-39 parentheses, the number increases to 6,089. For Americans in their 40s, it’s 16,507. Well, these aren’t particularly scary numbers, and if you only heard the highest-pitched guards in the media last year, you might be shocked at how low they are. However, it still represents an order of magnitude higher threat than the threat posed by the vaccine. The CDC stopped distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two weeks ago after only a few cases of severe blood clotting within very specific demographics were linked to it. Pfizer and Moderna had essentially no vaccine-related problems, except for rare allergic reactions. Therefore, Logan’s treatise fails even on its own terms. Joe Rogan was irresponsible and careless, and he deserves criticism for it. The guy has a huge platform. Using it unintentionally and misleadingly during a pandemic is life-threatening. Still, you need to be careful about how to fix him. Logan does not profess to be an expert, not an expert. In many ways, he’s a substitute for your average American: curious, opinionative, skeptical, and a little crazy. That’s why many people like him. It may not be the wisest approach to get the wrong expert to blow him up, or to get hooked on a ready-made mob who wanted him to be destroyed very badly. Many would consider themselves as the subject of such anger, as did Logan. Many of the rhetoric of vaccine proponents are pedantic and angry. Kate Bedingfield, White House Communications Director, maintained that by answering Logan: I think my first question is whether Joe Rogan became a doctor when we weren’t looking. I’m not sure if getting scientific and medical advice from Joe Rogan is probably the most productive way for people to get their information. If the ultimate goal is to reduce skepticism about vaccines, we need to reduce the debate about personal attacks from the authorities and reduce ignorant Logan-style riffs.

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