Social media users lauded American scientist Peter Hotez for taking on Elon Musk and Joe Rogan on Twitter. After Hotez tweeted an item from Joe Rogan’s podcast with RFK Jr in which they critiqued bad COVID therapy and vaccines, Hotez and Rogan engaged into a Twitter feud. Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, backed Rogan.
Social media users found Hotez’s responses to the billionaires applaudable and said-
After criticizing the Democratic presidential candidate on “The Joe Rogan Experience” last week for reiterating his divisive stance, Rogan invited vaccine researcher Hotez to debate presidential contender and anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Twitter CEO, Elon Musk supported Rogan on Twitter.
Hotez said to Rogan’s invitation – “Joe, you have my cell, my email, I’m always willing to speak with you”.
Soon after, Rogan replied- “This is a non answer. I challenged you publicly because you publicly quote tweeted and agreed with that dogshit vice article. If you’re really serious about what you stand for, you now have a massive opportunity for a debate that will reach the largest audience a discussion like this has ever had. If you think someone else is better qualified, suggest that person.”
Musk jumped into this conversation and tweeted – “He’s afraid of a public debate because he knows he’s wrong”.
Hotez questioned Musk on why he supports anti-vaccine when many people have died as a result of false information in response to Musk backing Rogan.
Musk then took the chance to emphasize his support for vaccinations and the fact that his entire family had received their shots. He does, however, disagree with the campaign and thinks that overvaccination has negative impacts.
Later Musk replied, “First of all, I am generally pro-vaccine. I have been vaccinated against pretty much everything, as have my kids. Second, I think there is tremendous promise in synthetic mRNA. It is like medicine going from analog to digital.”
Peter Hotez net worth:
Peter Hotez is worth $35 million dollars. Hotez, considered one of the wealthiest scientists, earns millions from various health groups in China and the United States. Hotez is the founder and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, as well as a professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine.