Opinion | Why Joe Rogan's Covid vaccine misinformation matters
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April 28, 20216 min read, 1200 words

Opinion | Why Joe Rogan's Covid vaccine misinformation mattersOpinion | Why Joe Rogan's Covid vaccine misinformation matters

Published: April 28, 2021  |  6 min read, 1200 words
Why bother calling out Rogan's lousy podcast take? As doctors, we know competing medical messages can be confusing — and consequential. It has been a year of terrible takes on Covid-19. Despite the presumed universal goal of getting through this pandemic sooner rather than later...
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Apr 29
The article is an opinion piece, and is designed to shame the focus on the article, Joe Rogan. So from the start the point of view is subjective. However, it does a great job of backing up it's points with a lot of third-party sources including both government and other news outlet links. I think it also does a good job of laying out why COVID-19 is dangerous for young people. As others have pointed out, it does not spend a lot of time on whether the vaccines are safe. I think that's missing the point of the opinion piece though. It's not trying persuade anyone about the safety of the vaccine. It's starting with the assumption that taking the vaccine has more pro's than con's. It's trying to persuade people who already trust the vaccine that young people are still greatly at risk from COVID and that Joe Rogan's comments could lead to people not taking it and getting sick. For that it provides scientific evidence to back up it's claims. Is it a perfect article? No. But it is effective at making it's point. A point that I tend to agree with.
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Apr 29
This article is clearly marked as an Opinion Piece, but it read much more like a Hit Piece to me. I agree with the health professionals that young people should get vaccinated because vaccines help protect everyone in a population, but this article throws shade and snide remarks all over the place, even equating Rogan's comments to those of Trump and Tucker Carlson in the attached video. The writers of this article would have been better off focusing on and providing scientific evidence to demonstrate the need for young people to get vaccinated, rather than character assassination that reads like high school gossip.
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Apr 29
The author chose to attack the character of Joe Rogan and his podcast while offering no research to make a scientific argument, which should be done in this case. I believe that the decision to use national media to slander an entertainer is a silly notion.
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