Joe Rogan has been forced to postpone an upcoming comedy show after revealing that he tested positive for COVID-19. Rogan, the famous sam newman podcast host, comedian and UFC commentator, announced on Wednesday that he recently tested for coronavirus after coming down with symptoms following a recent work trip.
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Is Joe Rogan vaccinated ?
According to Rogan, he isolated from his family after feeling “very weary,” then subsequently tested positive. A few days later, though, he said he felt better after taking a long list of what he claims were effective medicines.
“I got back from the road Saturday night feeling very weary,” Rogan said in an Instagram video. “I had a headache, and I just felt just run down. Just to be cautious, I separated from family, slept in a different part of the house and throughout the night I got fevers and sweats and I knew what was going on. I got up in the morning, got tested, and it turns out I got COVID. So we immediately threw the kitchen sink at it: all kinds of meds. Monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-pack, prednisone – everything. I also got an NAD drip and a vitamin drip, and I did that three days in a row, and here we are on Wednesday, and I feel great.
“I really only had one bad day. Sunday sucked. Monday was better. Tuesday felt better than Monday, and today I feel good. I feel pretty f*cking good. That’s the good news. The bad news is we have to move the Friday show in Nashville. It’s going to move to Sunday, Oct. 24. That’ll be the new Nashville date.
Joe rogan ivermectin, Apologies to everyone. Obviously not something I can control. It is what it is. Crazy times we’re living in, but a wonderful, heartfelt thank you to modern medicine for pulling us out so quickly and easily. My love to all of you. Thank you.”
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Rogan, 54, did not reveal if his COVID-19 was the Delta variant. He also has not publicly disclosed whether he’s vaccinated. Earlier this year, Rogan said he doesn’t feel it’s necessary for young or healthy people to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I’m not an anti-vaxx person,” Rogan has said prior. “In fact, I said I believe they’re safe, and I encourage many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated.”
Rogan also recently said he would offer refunds to his comedy shows for unvaccinated customers who are no longer allowed entry because of local mandates.
A longtime UFC commentator, Rogan hasn’t called an event since UFC 264 in July, where Conor McGregor suffered a first-round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to Dustin Poirier in the main event. Rogan was caught up in the post-fight controversy for interviewing McGregor in the octagon while his leg was broken.
Joe Rogan, one of the world’s highest paid and most influential podcast hosts, announced Wednesday he has tested positive for Covid-19 and said he’d embarked on a fringe treatment regime.
In a video posted to his official Instagram account, Rogan said he felt “very weary” on Saturday and got tested for Covid-19 the following day. He said ahead of the test he quarantined from his family and “throughout the night, I got fevers and sweats and I knew what was going on.”
Rogan’s revealing his positive diagnosis comes after he dismissed to some extent the usefulness of the vaccine on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which is exclusively available on Spotify (SPOT). In April, Rogan told listeners that if a 21-year-old asked him if they should get vaccinated, he would suggest they do not.
“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,” Joe Rogan said.
He later clarified his comments, saying he is “not an anti-vax person” and that he is “not a respected source of information, even for me.”
Joe Rogan did not say in the video posted Wednesday whether he’d been vaccinated. He said in an April podcast that he was scheduled to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to it being paused.
In Wednesday’s video, Rogan said he took several medications after his diagnosis, including the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, the use of which has become popular among fringe and anti-vaccine communities, and which US health officials have strongly advised against.
Spotify signed an exclusive licensing deal with Rogan in May 2020 and has repeatedly touted his success in its company earnings reports. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek stood by and promoted the podcast host amid the controversy over Rogan’s April remarks.
Ek told Bloomberg at the time, “What I will say is we have 8 million creators, and hundreds of millions of pieces of content. We have a content policy and we do remove pieces that violate it.”
Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Rogan said he has postponed his show in Nashville, which was scheduled for Friday
“My apologies to everyone,” Rogan said. “Obviously it is nothing that I can control. It is what it is. Crazy times we’re living in.”
What is Ivermectin
Don’t take ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasitic infections, to prevent or treat COVID-19, health officials warn.
For months, ivermectin has become touted by people opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to prevent or treat COVID-19, despite the lack of scientific evidence the drug has any effect on preventing the disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Poison control centers nationwide said there was a threefold increase in calls related to exposure to ivermectin in January compared to the pre-pandemic period, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of July, “ivermectin calls have continued to sharply increase, to a fivefold increase” from the time before the pandemic, the CDC said.
Before the pandemic, outpatient retail pharmacies nationwide dispensed 3,600 prescriptions for ivermectin a week. By early August, pharmacies were dispensing more than 88,000 prescriptions for the drug a week, representing a 24-fold increase, the CDC said.
What is the most important information I should know about ivermectin?
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
What is ivermectin(oral)?
Ivermectin is an anti-parasite medication.
Ivermectin is used to treat infections in the body that are caused by certain parasites.
Ivermectin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ivermectin?
You should not use ivermectin if you are allergic to it.
To make sure ivermectin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
liver or kidney disease; or
cancer, HIV or AIDS, or other conditions that can weaken your immune system.
It is not known whether ivermectin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
Ivermectin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Ivermectin should not be given to a child who weighs less than 33 pounds (15 kg).
How should I take ivermectin?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take ivermectin on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Ivermectin is usually given as a single dose. Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
To effectively treat your infection, you may need to take ivermectin again several months to a year after your first dose.
If you have a weak immune system (caused by disease or by using certain medicine), you may need to take more than one dose of ivermectin. Some people who have a weak immune system need to take this medicine on a regular basis. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
To make sure this medicine is working, you may need to provide frequent stool samples.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since ivermectin is usually given in a single dose, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking ivermectin?
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of ivermectin.
What are the possible side effects of ivermectin?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- eye pain or redness, puffy eyes, problems with your vision;
- severe skin rash, itching, or rash with pus;
- confusion, change in your mental status, balance problems, trouble walking;
- fever, swollen glands, stomach pain, joint pain, swelling in your hands or feet;
- fast heart rate, trouble breathing;
- loss of bladder or bowel control;
- neck or back pain, seizure (convulsions); or
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
- Common side effects may include:
- headache, muscle aches;
- nausea, diarrhea; or
- mild skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect ivermectin?
Other drugs may interact with ivermectin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.