Dave Chappelle Discusses the Challenges of Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic with Joe Rogan — ‘People Are At the Mercy of Someone They Don’t Necessarily Trust’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Dave Chappelle and Donnell Rawlings just lately visited Joe Rogan to speak about quite a few subjects, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic. 

During the podcast, everybody shared their ideas on the long run. The normal consensus was that in such an unprecedented time, the American individuals are having a tough time realizing who and what to belief.   

Joe Rogan says everybody should assess the dangers of taking the vaccine

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Rogan has talked about his disdain for the dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic quite a few instances. During a latest episode of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, he discussed a potential vaccination being within the works. At this level, he feels prefer it’s going to be as much as the individuals to resolve how they wish to transfer ahead, and in the event that they’re keen to danger getting the vaccination. 

“Here’s the thing; we never signed up to let people tell us that we can and can’t take risks or go to work,” Rogan stated. “And by saying that, ‘If you do it, you’re going to kill other people,’ that’s what changed the game. And so everybody has to figure out how much of that they’re willing to accept, and how much are they not. And whether or not they’re willing to take a shot, take this vaccine without knowing the long-term effects of it, or worrying about the long term effects of it. …”

Dave Chappelle says the ‘core of the issue’ is belief

While Rogan centered his thought on the vaccine, Chappelle positioned extra emphasis on human psychology. In his thoughts, the bigger subject is the shortage of belief individuals have for bigger societal techniques.

“I think that at the core of this issue, it’s just trust,” Chappelle stated. “Do you trust these sources? And people realize that they’re at the mercy of someone that they don’t necessarily trust. That’s the rub. ‘Don’t touch your own face, and don’t go outside. I’ll tell you when to come out’ … That was a tough one. Especially here, it touches something really sore in the core of an American’s identity. Like you said, ‘How can you tell me to do this?’ It’s crazy man, this was a tough one here.” 

Dave Chappelle remembers the precise second issues modified

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Chappelle additionally lamented how troublesome it was for him to just accept the truth of the pandemic’s implications. 

“That was very difficult,” Chappelle stated. “I was fine, but not knowing when you can work, not knowing when you can move around, not being able to see my mother. You know, you would’ve never thought.” 

Chappelle then recalled the second he realized the COVID-19 pandemic had gotten critical.

“If someone had told me 11 months ago, even the night before. The last night we were on tour … in Milwaukee, the last show … the energy had changed. It went from festive to like, people looked worried when I got off stage. … And then the horn starts ringing that they’re gonna shut the country down. I literally go, ‘That’s impossible.’ …”

Rogan and Chappelle then spoke in regards to the challenges of interacting with different individuals after the severity of the pandemic was realized. 

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