Joe Rogan Has COVID, Taking Ivermectin, Looks Like Sh!t

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We take no pleasure in seeing someone get sick from COVID-19, as we’ve had contributors to this site contract the virus, and it is no picnic. But we do take pleasure in the notion that when some of the biggest COVID denialists catch COVID-19, that maybe they will change their tune, maybe they will encourage people to get vaccinated, and maybe they will use their platforms to encourage large swaths of their anti-vaxx audiences to better heed consensus medical advice.

That is not the case with anti-vaccine podcast kingpin Joe Rogan, who announced he has COVID just after 2 p.m. PT today, and rattled off a list of bizarre, mostly unapproved drugs that he is treating himself with.

Rogan, who had just returned from (guess where!) Florida, said in an Instagram video that “It turns out I got COVID. So we immediately threw the kitchen sink at it, all kinds of meds. Monoclonal antibodies, Ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything. And I also got an NAD drip and a vitamin drip.”

Whoa, Nellie…. Ivermectin? That is the horse and livestock de-worming drug that’s suddenly popular among people who refer to the vaccinated as “sheep.”

Taking large doses of this drug is dangerous and can cause serious harm,” the FDA says of Ivermectin. “Never use medications intended for animals on yourself. Ivermectin preparations for animals are very different from those approved for humans.”

We wish Joe Rogan a speedy recovery. We also wish he would stop telling people to not get vaccinated, stop ranting against vaccine requirements, and realize, considering he’s had to cancel shows, that COVID-19 is silencing him more than “woke culture” ever did.

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Joe Kukura is a two-bit marketing writer who excels at the homoerotic double-entendre. He is training to run a full marathon completely drunk and high, and his work has appeared in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on days when their editors made particularly curious decisions.