Joe Rogan nearly got canceled last year, but it wasn’t over any joke that upset the woke mob.
The Spotify superstar interviewed guests who didn’t align with the government’s COVID-19 protocols to the letter. That included Dr. Robert Malone, a pioneer in the development of mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines and a jab skeptic.
Rogan also suggested young people don’t need to take the various vaccines meant to minimize the risks of COVID-19. They’re at very little risk for hospitalization or death, he argued.
He later clarified his position.
“I’m not an anti-vaxx person,” he said. “I said I believe they’re safe and I encourage many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I just said that if you’re a young, healthy person that you don’t need it.”
That combination caused a panic in the press. Here’s how Business Insider framed Rogan’s comments:
Joe Rogan said on his podcast that healthy young people should avoid COVID-19 vaccines. Spotify reportedly has no plans to remove the episode
The liberal New York Daily News took a similar approach.
Joe Rogan, opposing experts, says young and healthy people shouldn’t get COVID vaccine
The kerfuffle went nuclear after rocker Neil Young’s requested to remove his music from Spotify over Rogan’s commentary. The so-called “misinformation” could hurt people, Young feared.
“They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” the rock legend said at the time. Other musicians followed suit, including Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren, David Crosby and Sebastian Bach.
Spotify faced tremendous pressure to cancel or censor Rogan, and the platform did remove some of his past episodes and add a disclaimer before select installments, which Rogan praised at the time.
That was then.
Recently, European countries have warned against the dangers of vaccinating young, healthy people.
Germany’s vaccine panel said the jab should only be given to children from 6 months of age to four if they’re “at risk of severe disease from the infection.”
A study released late last year downplayed the risk of heart issues with teens who take the vaccine, but it also noted the complications could be serious in those affected.
Although a majority of the people recovered quickly, 93% of the cases required hospitalization and 23% of the cases were serious enough to require admission to the intensive care unit. No deaths were observed.
Now, the World Health Organization is essentially saying what Rogan said last year.
Healthy children and teens likely don’t need COVID-19 vaccinations, according to updated guidance posted on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.
The update contrasts with wisdom from the CDC, the FDA and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the COVID-19 guru whose work over the past three years has come under severe scrutiny.
Much of what was considered gospel regarding the virus and safety protocols turned out to be either false or wildly misleading.
Masks don’t offer the virus protection we were told, according to a landmark study from Cochrane. Lockdowns had little effect on containing the virus while dramatically impacting society for the worse. The two main vaccines didn’t stop recipients from spreading or getting the virus.
Others have been warning against automatic vaccinations for COVID-19 before the W.H.O. proclamation.
Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an oncology surgeon at the school’s affiliated hospital, told The Daily Wire why parents should take caution before getting their children vaccinated for COVID-19.
“They have the lowest benefit from a vaccine because they are the lowest risk of any COVID complications,” Makary said. “We still don’t know if any young, healthy person has ever died of COVID in the United States. The CDC won’t tell us, and they’ve never broken the data down by young people who are healthy versus had a comorbidity like leukemia or an immunosuppression condition.”