On Wednesday, podcast host and UFC commentator Joe Rogan revealed that he had tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, and that he has turned to multiple treatments such as the widely-used drug Ivermectin, as MSN reports.
Rogan first made the announcement in a short video on Instagram, saying that he had tested positive following a live show on Saturday. Describing his symptoms as “fevers and sweats,” the podcaster said that he “threw the kitchen sink” at the virus in his treatment options. Among others, he admitted to using such treatments as monoclonal antibodies and Ivermectin, which has become a popular method for many coronavirus patients across the country.
However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tried to claim, with little evidence, that Ivermectin is not effective in curing the coronavirus, and encouraged people to avoid the drug. But like Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug promoted by President Donald Trump, Ivermectin has proven successful in numerous individual cases around the country, leading to further criticism of federal agencies like the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The CDC has repeatedly flip-flopped on its guidance regarding both vaccines and the mandated wearing of masks, having admitted that the vaccines do not prevent infection and that even vaccinated individuals should still wear masks. To date, there have been over 10,000 confirmed cases of “breakthrough infections,” where individuals who received the vaccine still caught the virus and became ill; some who have taken the vaccine have still died of the virus, confirming the vaccine’s uselessness.
Rogan, who hosts the world’s most popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” has clashed with health officials for his statements on the coronavirus in the past. In one episode, Rogan pointed out that young people are by far the least likely to catch the coronavirus, and due to their stronger and healthier immune systems, largely do not need to take the vaccine. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), criticized this assertion and said that those who don’t want to get vaccinated are selfish and “want to only worry about yourself and not society.”