Because, you see, it was a joke — he had the flu. He didn't like the flu, and he wasn't promoting how easy it was to have the flu. He was joking because he SHOULD HAVE gotten a flu shot.
Yet, here's the CDC losing their damn minds over it!
"I don’t know if he really meant that vaccination was not a good thing to do, but each year millions become ill with influenza; more than 200,000 may be hospitalized; and between 3,000 and 49,000 will die. The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season."
Wow, thanks for that Debbie Downer of the CDC.
Give us a break. Here's what he said, jokingly grinning the whole time and obviously feeling terrible:
"Sorry, I’m at the tail end of this flu and I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot … but it appears actually you don’t need one. I feel great!"
No CDC member needs to waste their time clarifying!
[Image via WENN.]