Joe Rogan suggested on Tuesday that he may have to sue CNN over their reporting on him taking Ivermectin after contracting COVID-19.
On Tuesday’s “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, comedian, podcaster and actor Tom Segura called him “old ‘Horse Worm’ Rogan,” prompting Rogan to counter, “Bro, do I have to sue CNN?”
“They’re making sh*t up. They keep saying I’m taking horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor,” he said. “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’s a lie.”
When it was pointed out that a lot of others are saying the same thing, Rogan fired back, “If the internet says it, who cares. But CNN is saying it. Jim Acosta!”
“Multiple doctors told me to take it,” he would add.
The popular podcast host, comedian, and MMA commentator announced last week that he had tested positive for the virus, saying he began feeling symptomatic over the prior weekend.
“I got back from the road Saturday night, feeling very weary, I had a headache, and I just felt, just run down,” Rogan said. “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 going on.”
After getting tested, Rogan said that he “threw the kitchen sink at it,” taking various medications, including Ivermectin.
“So we immediately threw the kitchen sink at it. All kinds of meds. Monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, Prednisone, everything. And I also got an NAD drip and a vitamin drip, and I did that three days in a row,” he explained. “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 feel good. I actually feel pretty f**king good.”
The liberal media, to include CNN and the New York Tines, responded by going on a rampage, slamming Rogan for taking “horse dewormer.”
During a segment on CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” a guest claimed that Rogan was “promoting kind of a crazy jumble of, you know, sort of folk remedies and internet-prescribed drugs. It’s, again, dangerous now,” according to the Washington Times.
CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner said that Rogan “should have more sense after encountering the disease … He’s not helping matters when he promotes this sort of nonsense therapeutic mix.”
“What they didn’t highlight is that I got better,” Rogan said. “They tried to make it seem as if, like, I’m doing some wacky sh*t that’s completely ineffective. CNN was saying I’m a ‘distributor of misinformation.’”
Ivermectin has been used by humans for decades and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human use, specifically, for fighting off parasitic worms and head lice, the Times reported, adding that there “are some anecdotal accounts and dissident doctors who say ivermectin has had promising results against COVID-19 and some people have turned to it.”
A form of the drug is available without a prescription to treat worms in large animals, primarily cows and horses. More powerful, it can cause severe side effects in humans.
As for all the push back on various treatments of COVID-19, Rogan had an interesting theory: “One of the speculations involves the emergency use authorization for the vaccines, that in order for there to be an emergency use authorization there has to be no treatment for a disease.”
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