Given the sheer scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was never any real doubt that some notable public figures would eventually be saddled with the respiratory illness. And, even in some of the most secure places in the world, some of the nation’s most well-protected people even came down with serious infections.
This included US President Donald Trump, whose bout with coronavirus was a tense time in America.
Recently, podcast host and standup comedian Joe Rogan announced that he had tested positive for the virus, and was taking the kitchen sink approach to treatment.
Now Rogan is claiming that his statements have been spun out of control.
Rogan shared with his listeners over the weekend that he had contracted the coronavirus and used several drugs in his treatment, including ivermectin, a controversial admission after the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged consumers against the use of ivermectin as treatment for COVID-19.Trending:
Rogan said the drug had been prescribed by his doctor and he credited it with helping his recovery, but CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner suggested that Rogan was leading his listeners astray.
“He’s not helping matters when he promotes this sort of nonsense therapeutic mix,” Reiner said, adding that ivermectin “doesn’t work.”Advertisement - story continues below
CNN anchor Jim Acosta also mentioned Rogan by name when he asked his guest Dr. Anthony Fauci to respond to “COVID disinformation” on Sunday.
This set Rogan off.
“Bro, do I have to sue CNN?” Rogan said Wednesday. “They’re making s**t up. They are saying I’m taking horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor. It’s an American company. They won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for use in human beings and CNN is saying I’m taking horse dewormer. They must know that is a lie.”
“If the internet says it, who cares,” Rogan added. “But CNN is saying it. Jim Acosta!”
The popular podcaster would go on to lament those who hoped for him to have rough go of it with COVID, believing that his way of thinking on the subject could use some sort of karmic interruption.
Rogan never had severe symptoms from the illness and bounced back rather quickly.