Sparks flew on “The View” Thursday because the co-hosts clashed over whether or not or not CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta ought to have appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast to debate the coronavirus vaccine. 

Co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin slammed Rogan, agreeing they would not be making makes an attempt to achieve out to his huge viewers due to his refusal to take the coronavirus vaccine, in addition to a few of his previous remarks, whereas co-hosts Sherri Shepherd, Ana Navarro and Sara Haines agreed it was useful for listeners to listen to the 2 talk about the subject.

Rogan advised getting pure immunity from contracting the coronavirus was higher than taking the vaccine. Rogan later claimed to Gupta it could be greatest to truly take the vaccine after which get sick to higher your immunity.

“Yes, let’s listen to a radio talk show host instead of a scientist and a doctor,” Behar said sarcastically. “Clearly Dr. Gupta did not change Joe Rogan’s mind.” 


Navarro praised Gupta and Rogan for having the dialog, and famous that as a result of Rogan had hundreds of thousands of listeners, even just some folks altering their minds to take the vaccine could be vital.

“He’s so arrogant,” Behar said earlier than co-host Sherri Shepherd chimed in, describing how she knew Rogan as “a very smart man” and thought it was nice the 2 had respectful discourse on the topic. 

“Sanjay said he went there to understand his thinking … I’m not so interested in understanding the Trump mind, I’m not so interested in understanding the anti-vax mind, because I’m not interested in understanding crazy. I don’t think you can make sense of crazy. I have zero interest,” Hostin retorted, showing upset. 

Joy Behar, Joe Rogan and Sunny Hostin
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Behar learn a quote from radio present host Howard Stern sharply criticizing Rogan for selecting to not take the vaccine. 

“But then I don’t think by saying, ‘You’re an idiot,’ is going to change a person’s mind,” Shepherd said, to which Hostin replied that even Gupta could not persuade the host. 

“But you’re not going to change a mind. You’re not trying to change Joe’s mind, but out of 200 million listening there might be a mind changed. And Sanjay respected Joe enough to actually go on there,” Shepherd said. 


Haines said there wanted to be extra conversations about these subjects and never much less if folks really needed to maneuver the needle on what others consider. 

“I think this was so important to go on there, not to convince Joe Rogan and not have the intention of convincing anyone else. Provide the facts, answer with science. Let people make up their own minds,” Haines said. “That’s the problem in this day and age. We’re telling people how to feel. They will feel what they want. Give them enough information that they make that decision and win on merit.”

Hostin retorted with an inventory of disparaging labels for Rogan.

“Yes, he has all of these listeners. That’s so wonderful. But some of the stuff that he has said – he’s transphobic. He’s Islamophobic. He has said racist things … and these people continue to listen to him,” Hostin said. “I think if you are still listening to him, knowing his history, I’m not interested in reaching out to you.”


Shepherd added that individuals should not be calling anyone else idiots as a result of she would not need to be referred to as an fool for what she believes. 

“You are going to change my mind when you have a respectful discourse because I want to make my own decisions. There are people that still listen to Joe that still are wavering, and because Sanjay went on there and said things about the mask and the pricking of fingers, they might go, ‘Oh if I can change one heart, another heart can change another heart.’”

“Amen,” Haines said.