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Joe Rogan suggests Biden faked getting a booster shot on TV

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Podcast heavyweight Joe Rogan questioned whether President Joe Biden got a real booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine on live TV or whether it was a publicity stunt, saying that Biden could have risked blacking out or fainting due to an adverse reaction to the shot.  

'Do you think that was a real booster?' Rogan asked his guest host, former CIA officer Mike Baker, on Thursday. 

'I hadn't thought about it before,' Baker replied. 'But you know what, when I watched it on TV, when I watched him getting his shot, his mask on all I could think of, was this was performance art. So the next step of performance art would be like not giving him the booster but just giving him a shot.'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains that serious side effects from any of the three Covid-19 vaccines is extremely rare, and the most common immediate ones include redness, swelling and pain at the injection site. 

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Biden, 78, received his third dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday after the FDA approved boosters of the shot for people aged over 65 in an attempt to encourage others to do so. Boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have yet to receive approval.    

'I know it doesn't look like it, but I am over 65 - way over. And that's why I'm getting my booster shot today,' the president said speaking from a podium in the South Court Auditorium, before he rolled up his sleeve. 

Rogan was skeptical, however. 

'I think if they were going to give him a booster shot, the last thing they would do is give it to him live on television,' he said. 'What if he dies? What if he blacks out? What if he like gets it and faints? Like, because people have had very bad reactions like in the moment for whatever reason.' 

The CDC reports that among test groups, .6 percent of people over 18 experienced a serious reaction to any of the vaccines that required hospitalization. 

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'I think they still tell you, they give you the shot, and then they'll say stick around for 10 or 15 minutes. They want to make sure you don't, you know, fall down,' Baker said. 'So, I agree because every other step of the way with any president, they're so careful, so careful about the messaging, the optics, the security issues related to it.'

'It would be not unheard of, let's put it that way,' he said.

Rogan has not characterized himself as being against vaccines, saying in April:  'I'm not an anti-vax person. I believe they're safe and encourage many people to take them.'

But he has told his audience that taking the anti-parasite medicine Ivermectin helped in his recovery from the coronavirus, despite the CDC saying that it is unsafe if used improperly, and that there is no evidence it can treat Covid-19. 

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He has also suggested that teenagers do not need to get vaccinated, despite advisories from top disease experts that younger people can at least continue the spread of the virus.  

 The conversation then shifted to Vice President Kamala Harris. 

 'Unless Kamala Harris talked him into it,' Rogan said. 'She’s like go, take it — take a double, give him a double. Fill him up.'

'I don’t know, I don’t think she wants the job anymore,' Baker replied. 'She seems very quiet. I’m not sure, she may have left the country.' 

Biden, during his remarks on Monday, again shamed Americans who refused to get vaccinated, saying they accounted for about 23 per cent of the eligible population.  

'And that distinct minority is causing an awful lot of damage for the rest of the country,' he said. 'This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,' he repeated. 

The president said he didn't have any side effects when he received his first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

'And I don't anticipate one now,' he said of his booster, seated and ready to receive his jab.  

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