Podcast host Joe Rogan – who has openly criticized the need for COVID-19 vaccines – has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
The 54-year-old announcer revealed he contracted the coronavirus from a recent social media post.
“I GOT COVID. My apologies, but we need to move the show from Nashville to Sunday, October 24th. Much love to you all, ”he wrote alongside a video of himself explaining his situation.
In the clip, Rogan said he felt “very weary”, adding, “I had a headache and just felt exhausted” after several tour dates in Florida.
He added that he had been quarantined from the rest of his family and had taken a COVID test which came back positive. Following the result, he “threw the kitchen sink on it, all kinds of medicine.”
The drug Rogan said he took was “monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything. I also got NAD infusion and vitamin infusion and did it three days in a row. Here we are on Wednesday and I feel good.
Ivermectin has not recommended by the FDA as a treatment for COVID-19.
“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, all of you. Stop it, ”the Federal Food and Drug Administration tweeted last month alongside a link to an article titled “Why you shouldn’t use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19. “Ivermectin is approved for humans and animals, however, animal drugs that are too concentrated can be extremely toxic to humans.
Rogan has been involved in many coronavirus controversies in the past. In an April episode of his popular Spotify podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience”, he advised “healthy” 21-year-olds do not get vaccinated.
” Are you in good health ? Rogan said. “Are you a healthy person? Like, listen, don’t do anything stupid but you should take care of yourself. You should – if you are a healthy person, exercise all the time, are young and eat well, I don’t think you have to worry about that, ”he said. he declares. on the show.
Dr Anthony Fauci then criticized the “Today” show host and said his comments were incorrect. “You talk about yourself in a vacuum,” he said. “If you only want to care about yourself and not about society, then that’s okay. But you think to yourself, “Even though I am infected, I could harm someone else even if I have no symptoms,” and that is why you need to be careful and get the vaccine. .
However, Rogan backed down on his controversial comments and clarified his statements. “I’m not a doctor, I’m a jerk,” Rogan said in another episode. “I’m not a respected source of information, even for myself… But I at least try to be honest about what I’m saying.”
He added, “I am not an anti-vax person. I have said that I believe they are safe and I encourage a lot of people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I just said if you are a young and healthy person you don’t need it.
His staff at Spotify were reportedly outraged last month by his opinions and comments. “I am personally disturbed by his transphobic comments and worry about how he might spread misinformation,” an employee wrote last year on the internal network app Fishbowl, Insider reported.
Rogan then criticized the COVID-19 vaccine passports, which provide proof of vaccination and claimed they would bring the United States “one step closer to dictatorship.”