Joe Rogan raised eyebrows during a Friday episode of his podcast, where he railed against vaccine passports and suggested that the vaccine may in fact lead to vax-resistant SARS-CoV-2 mutations.
Now you have a mini dictator. You have one step away from a king. One step closer. You’re moving one step closer to dictatorship. That’s what the f**k is happening. That’s what’s going to happen with the vaccine passport. That’s what’s going to happen if they close borders. You can’t enter New York City unless you have your papers! You can’t go here unless you have that! You can’t get on a plane unless you do what I say.
Joe Rogan on Vaccine Passports 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/58leIBUuFp— Jay (@investjay_) August 6, 2021
Rogan - who acknowledge that he's not a doctor or an anti-vaxx person, says that concerned doctors have been anonymously sending him studies - including one which asserts that an imperfect vaccine can lead to 'highly virulent pathogens,' and that 'vaccines that keep the host alive but still allow transmission can thus allow virulent strains to circulate in a population.'
"The very sort of environment that we’re creating by having so many people vaccinated with a vaccine that doesn’t kill off the virus, it actually can lead to a more potent virus. Try finding that story anywhere," said Rogan, who was referring to a peer-reviewed paper published in 2015, in which its authors - from Penn State and the Pirbright Institute concluded that "anti-disease vaccines that do not prevent transmission can create conditions that promote the emergence of pathogen strains that cause more severe disease in unvaccinated hosts."
People are trying to cancel Joe Rogan because of this video where he cites a scientific study proving lab rats are more at risk than those who think for themselves. They are losing the narrative.— Carlos Del Valle 🇺🇸⚔️ (@cdelvallejr) August 7, 2021
Watch the whole segment below:
Meanwhile, mRNA pioneer Dr. Robert malone points out that if 95% of severe patients in Israel were indeed vaccinated, and 85-90% of hospitalizations are among the truly vaccinated, it could suggest Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) is occurring, in which antibodies generated during an immune response can bind to a pathogen, but are unable to prevent infection - instead acting as a Trojan Horse.
If this holds true and is verified, this is looking more and more like ADE— Robert W Malone, MD (@RWMaloneMD) August 5, 2021
Rogan's comments drew immediate rebuke from the usual suspects:
And then finally that it's totalitarian if people have to show a vax card to go to a public gym, and that instead of doing this the government should be telling people to lose weight. Incredible.— Jake Flores (@feraljokes) August 6, 2021
The fact that @Spotify continues to platform Joe Rogan in the face of a pandemic, despite his repeated use of their platform and money to spread dangerous disinformation, is unacceptable.— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) August 7, 2021
I think it's finally time to cancel my Spotify account. https://t.co/hLqSNQTPwn
Rogan supporters showed up to defend the host:
I'll never understand the people who openly support more government control. Give us guidelines and allow us to have the freedom to decide for ourselves. That's how America works.— Connor Earl (@ConEarl) August 7, 2021
I love that all Twitter criticism of Joe Rogan boils down to jealous whining about the “responsibility of his reach”— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) August 7, 2021
He has that reach BECAUSE he speaks his mind.
If you think your personal “platform” includes responsibility for your listeners, that’s called a messiah complex.