Joe Rogan’s stance on COVID-19 has by no means gave the impression to be one marked by an abundance of warning. The longtime UFC commentator and common podcast host hasn’t essentially been an opponent of vaccination, however has additionally been pretty constant in making the case that he doesn’t consider vaccines are a crucial step to combating the unfold of the pandemic, particularly not amongst wholesome folks.
“No,” Rogan stated when requested whether or not he would take the COVID-19 vaccine, again in January. “I imply I’d if I felt like I wanted it. I simply really feel like if you happen to preserve your well being—and I feel for some folks it’s essential.”
And whereas he has balanced that stance along with his admission that he’s “not a revered supply of knowledge,” even for himself, he’s nonetheless railed in opposition to vaccine necessities, evaluating them to residing below a dictatorship. He’s even gone as far as to supply refunds to followers who could have deliberate to attend his upcoming comedy present in New York, earlier than the state tightened restrictions.
All of which is to say, within the time since making these statements, Rogan has contracted COVID-19. In a brief video posted to his Instagram on Wednesday, September 1st, the previous Concern Issue host introduced that he can be delaying an upcoming Nashville comedy present as a result of analysis. And that whereas he felt actually below the climate for a day, he’s now feeling “nice” after going via a barrage of medical therapies together with monoclonal antibody remedy and the controversial, non-FDA authorised use of ivermectin.
“Whats up associates. So, I bought again from the highway Saturday night time, feeling very weary,” Rogan defined. “I had a headache, and I simply felt simply run down. And simply to be cautious, I separated from my household, slept in a distinct a part of the home. And all through the night time I bought fevers and sweats. And I knew what was happening. So, I bought up within the morning, bought examined, and it seems I bought COVID.”
“So, we instantly threw the kitchen sink at it. Every kind of meds: monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zpack, pregnazon, the whole lot. And I additionally bought an NAD drip and a vitamin drip. And I did that three days in a row. And so, right here we’re on Wednesday, and I really feel nice. I actually solely had one unhealthy day. Sunday sucked. However Monday was higher, Tuesday felt higher than Monday, and right now I really feel good. I really fell fairly fucking good.
“That’s the excellent news,” he added. “The unhealthy information is now we have to maneuver Friday; the Friday present in Nashville. It’s going to maneuver to Sunday, October twenty fourth. In order that’ll be the brand new Nashville date. My apologies to everybody. Clearly there’s nothing that I may management. It’s what it’s, loopy instances we’re residing in. However, a beautiful, heartfelt thanks to fashionable medication for pulling me out of this so rapidly and simply. And my like to all of you. Thanks, bye.”
Fortunately it does sound like Rogan is recovering and expects to be again to full well being quickly. Whether or not or not that’s modified his thoughts in any respect concerning the worth of an oz. of prevention over a pound of remedy or not stays to be seen.