Joe Rogan may think he has all the information when it comes to Covid-19, but he was just proven wrong in real-time on his own podcast.
The podcaster sat down with Australian broadcaster and fellow podcast host Josh Szeps for a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
Everything was going well until, Rogan began spouting some incorrect information about myocarditis.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscles and can be a side effect of the Pfizer vaccine, but is much more commonly a result of contracting the Covid-19 virus.
Rogan boldly stated that myocarditis is a 'common' side effect in children who have had the vaccine, but Szeps cut him off quickly to point out that it isn't true.
"For young boys in particular, there's an adverse risk associated with the vaccine. There's like a two to fourfold increase in the instances of myocarditis versus hospitalization," Rogan said during their chat.
Szeps responded with: "You know that there's an increased risk in myocarditis among that age cohort from getting Covid as well - which exceeds the risk of myocarditis from the vaccine."
"I don't think that's true. I don't think it's true," Rogan combatted.
And the final shutdown from Szeps: "It is."
Well, @joerogan and I chatted for 185 minutes. Even when we disagree, I love the hell out of that curious puppy. Tune in if you dare.https://t.co/BdaCs4leKU
- (@joshzepps) January 13, 2022
So what does Rogan do when faced with someone using facts against him?
He turns to the internet.
"Well let's look that up, because I don't think that's true," he said, quickly putting his producer on the job.
Unfortunately for Rogan, the producer found this article from UK-based science journal, The New Scientist, which clearly supported Szeps.
"[Males aged] 12 to 17, were [most] likely to develop myocarditis within three months of catching Covid at a rate of 450 cases per million infections. This compares to 67 cases of myocarditis per million of the same age following their second dose of Pfizer," Rogan reads aloud from the story.
"Yeah, so you're about eight times likelier to get myocarditis from getting Covid than from getting it from the vaccine," Szeps confirmed.
What I find particularly amazing is how quickly Rogan moves past this.
"That's interesting. That is not what I've read before," he said, before going off on a tangent about fact-checking and finding information on the internet.
Spotify, the streaming service that hosts Rogan's podcast, was recently sent a petition from 270 doctors and scientists.
They were calling on Spotify to punish Rogan for being a 'menace to public health' and for spouting misinformation on the coronavirus pandemic.
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