Here's Why Dr. Fauci Just Clapped Back At Joe Rogan

Dr. Fauci does not have an easy job as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. We grew accustomed to seeing his face during daily briefings as he guided the world during the coronavirus pandemic, and many people had strong opinions over his suggested mask wearing and other guidelines.

Fauci is hopeful about a possible return to normal as cases go down and vaccinations increase, but still urges caution."I would hope that we are going to see ourselves in that real pathway, recognizable pathway towards normality, not necessarily all the way there. I don't think that's going to happen for a while, but at least it will be noticeably on that pathway," he said on February 27 per Fox 47 News.

Not everyone shares Fauci's thoughts on vaccination, and one such person is podcaster Joe Rogan. Keep reading to see why Dr. Fauci is so angry with him.

Joe Rogan does not believe young people should get the COVID-19 vaccine

Podcaster Joe Rogan set the Internet ablaze during his April 23 episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience." He said he supported vulnerable people getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but did not think young people should get the jab. "But if you're like 21 years old, and you say to me, should I get vaccinated? I'll go no," he said (via CNBC). "If you're a healthy person, and you're exercising all the time, and you're young, and you're eating well, like, I don't think you need to worry about this," he added.

His comments seemed to infuriate Dr. Fauci, who took him to task on the TODAY show. He told Savannah Guthrie on April 28 that Rogan was "incorrect" and young people should "absolutely" get the vaccine. "You're worried about yourself getting infected and likelihood that you're not going to get symptoms," he said. "But you can get infected and will get infected if you put yourself at risk."

"So if you want to only worry about yourself and not society, then that's okay," he continued. "But if you're saying to yourself, even if I get infected, I could do damage to somebody else even if I have no symptoms at all, and that's the reason why you've got to be careful and get vaccinated."

Basically, Dr. Fauci is encouraging everyone eligible to get vaccinated, regardless of their age.