After Peter Hotez, a leading vaccine researcher and expert who helped develop the Covid vaccine Corbevax, Democratic presidential candidate and anti-vaxxer Robert R. his podcast.
Kennedy appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience Thursday and reiterated his claim that routine vaccinations cause autism.
This prompted Dr. Hotez, an MD/Ph.D. who is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, to label Kennedy’s statements as “misinformation”. Hotez retweeted the Vice story.Spotify Has Also Stopped Trying to Stem Joe Rogan’s Vaccine MisinformationWriting, “Simply awful. And from all the online attacks I’ve been receiving after this absurd podcast, it’s clear that many people actually believe this crap.
Rogan then offered Hotez $100,000 to debate Kennedy on his podcast, to which Hotez replied, “Joe, you have my cell phone, you have my email, I’m always ready to talk to you. ”
When Rogan called the answer a “non-answer,” the virologist replied, “Which if you’re serious about addressing vaccines + the fact that 200,000 unvaccinated Americans will be exposed to our dreaded Delta/BA.1 covid.” needlessly destroyed during the waves (including 40,000 in our state of Texas) because they fell victim to vaccine misinformation: I want to have that discussion.
Dr. Hotez said, “I’m happy to be here and have a productive discussion. I respect you and your show and I do not want an adversarial relationship. I think we can make some progress.”
Then Twitter owner Elon Musk said of Dr. Hotz, “He’s afraid of public debate because he knows he’s wrong.”
To this Dr. Hotez replied, “Seriously Elon? This is demonic.
Read the Twitter discourse below.