Popular podcast host Joe Rogan revealed in a video posted to Instagram on Wednesday that he had contracted COVID, and treated the virus in a period spanning 3 days with a regimen of vitamins and “all kinds of meds, monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything.” Rogan’s revelation that he had used drugs sometimes touted by vaccine skeptics to beat COVID incited rage and despair amongst the corporate press.
“Hello friends. So, I got back from the road Saturday night feeling very weary, I had a headache I just felt, just run down and just to be cautious, I separated from my family, slept in a different part of the house and throughout the night I got fevers and sweats and I knew what was goin’ on,” Rogan stated on Wednesday. “So I got up in the morning, got tested, and turns out I got COVID.”
BREAKING: Healthy Joe Rogan tested positive for Covid & is about to make authoritarians big mad with his quick recovery regimen pic.twitter.com/2hzLxIBRjy
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“So we immediately threw the kitchen sink at it, all kinds of meds, monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything,” Rogan continued. “Uh, and I also got an NAD drip and a vitamin drip and I did that three days in a row. And so, here we are on Wednesday, and I feel great. I really only had one bad day, Sunday sucked, but Monday was better, Tuesday felt better than Monday, and today I actually feel good. I feel pretty f**king good. Uh, that’s the good news. The bad news is we have to move the Friday show in Nashville.”
The news quickly went viral, and publications such as the New York Times and The Daily Beast produced articles slamming Rogan for taking ivermectin, which is traditionally used as a horse dewormer.