In an interview with Yeonmi Park, Joe Rogan slams Australia’s covid response.
While Australia battles growing delta clusters, an American podcaster took aim at Australia’s “crazy sh*t.”
Joe Rogan, a comedian, UFC commentator, and podcaster, has dubbed Australia’s Covid response “crazy.”
The country is currently battling one of the pandemic’s most severe outbreaks. Since the Delta outbreak began, severe restrictions, including citywide closures, have been implemented in the majority of states and territories.
Since June, 29 people have died as a result of the virus. Sydney also had the highest daily case count on Saturday, with 319.
Constant community transmission has compelled the government to seek assistance from the Australian Defence Force, much to Mr Rogan’s chagrin.
“There’s some insane shite going on right now in Australia, where the army is attempting to keep people inside,” he said in an August 4 podcast posted on Spotify.
“They have full-fledged government lockdowns, with the government flying helicopters over streets, telling residents to ‘return indoors; you are not permitted to be outside.’” He is referring to social media clips of helicopters flying over beaches in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Mr Rogan has come under fire for his anti-vaccine stance. He previously stated on a podcast that he would not recommend the vaccine to a healthy 21-year-old.
“If you’re a healthy person who exercises regularly, is young, and eats well, I don’t believe you need to worry about this,” he said.
He responded to criticism by emphasizing that he was not a source of scientific information. “I am not a physician,” he stated. ”I am not a credible source of information, even for myself.” Health officials, scientists, and physicians have repeatedly stated that the vaccines are safe, effective, and the only way for Australia to return to normal.
It comes amid reports that Scott Morrison has pleaded with the Biden administration to send up to 26 million unused vaccine doses to Australia as the country’s Delta strain crisis spirals out of control.
According to The Weekend Australian, Australia’s government has been “making representations” to the US for several weeks, pleading with the superpower to send additional Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Scott Morrison’s requests have been denied thus far.