Multiple sports figures who have come out and rejected vaccines have eventually been diagnosed with COVID-19. Out of all of the anti-vax public figures though, Joe Rogan is arguably the most vocal. Granted, he may just be the anti-vax celebrity with the biggest listener base on his podcast. Now, though, he not only confirmed he has COVID-19 he’s dubbing down and giving people tips on how to fight it!
The Controversy Surrounding Rogan & Vaccines
A couple of months back Rogan, who usually has an opinion about everything, tackled the subject of vaccination on his show. At the time, Rogan mentioned that healthy people would be able to fight off COVID without too much trouble. Therefore, they shouldn’t be too worried about getting the shot. Word for word he said,
“Are you a healthy person? Like, look, don’t do anything stupid, but you should take care of yourself. You should — if you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, like, I don’t think you need to worry about this,”
Getting Slammed By Doctor Fauci
Those comments had a huge echo in the media. Again, that’s probably due to the fact that Rogan boasts a massive listener base. Even if plenty of folks here and there really can’t stand him. Rogan’s comments at the time got to doctor Anthony Fauci. Who actually addressed the situation directly saying,
“If you want to only worry about yourself and not society, then that’s OK. But you’re saying to yourself, ‘Even if I get infected, I could do damage to somebody else even if I have no symptoms at all,’ and that’s the reason why you’ve got to be careful and get vaccinated.”
Backtracking On His Vaccination Comments
After getting dissed by doctor Fauci, Rogan did respond to those comments on his show. Literally telling people that he was “ a f–cking moron”, and that people should not listen to him. At the same time he essentially tried to shrug off the anti-vax label. Explaining that he was not against the vaccines. In fact, according to him, both of his parents had been vaccinated. It just wasn’t a route that he was willing to take for himself for whatever reason.
Giving Advice On Dealing With COVID
Even after saying that he was a “f-cking moron”, and essentially telling people not to listen to him, he continues to give advice. On an IG post where he revealed the fact that he has COVID he also took the time to disclose the long list of meds that he’s taking for the disease after saying he threw the kitchen sink at the problem. Just in case you’re wondering he said he took,
“monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything. I also got an NAD drip and a vitamin drip and I did that three days in a row. Here we are on Wednesday, and I feel great.”
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