“I’m not an anti-vaxx person,” Rogan said. “In fact, I said I believe they’re safe and I encourage many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I just said I don’t think if you’re a young healthy person you need it.”
“Their argument was you need it for other people,” Rogan continued. “But that’s a different argument. That’s a different conversation.”
CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner had shared that expertise Wednesday on “New Day.”
“The young are the reservoirs of this virus in our community,” Reiner said. “They are really powering the spread so the only way to put this virus down once and for all is to immunize.”
During Thursday’s episode, Rogan said that argument “makes sense.” But he did not walk back his argument, suggesting that “vulnerable” people should be vaccinated to protect themselves against potential carriers of the virus. “But I would say aren’t those people vaccinated, and shouldn’t we vaccinate the vulnerable people?” Rogan said.
“I’m not a doctor,” Rogan said. “I’m not a respected source of information, even for me.”
“What I will say is we have 8 million creators, and hundreds of millions of pieces of content,” Ek said. “We have a content policy and we do remove pieces that violate it.”
In its first-quarter earnings report released Wednesday, Spotify touted Rogan. The company reported Rogan’s podcast helped Spotify grow its ad-supported business and that the podcast had performed above the company’s expectations for adding new users and engagement.
Spotify did not respond to a request for comment.