Is Joe Rogan OK? Comedian on 'cocktail of drugs' after Covid diagnosis
Controversial commentator and comedian Joe Rogan is the latest to be diagnosed with Covid-19. On September 1, Rogan uploaded a video on Instagram confirming his diagnosis, as well as detailing his treatment. He admitted to being on a "cocktail of drugs" including Ivermectin, the horse dewormer the FDA has repeatedly cautioned against. Rogan didn't say where or how he could have caught the virus, but admitted that it wasn't a very good experience.
Rogan is the latest prominent anti-vaxxer to catch Covid and is thankfully doing better than some others. Numerous anti-vaxxers have died in recent weeks such as Caleb Wallace in Texas and Nashville radio host Phil Valentine. Despite their deaths, people still remain vocally against the vaccine, prompting some rather unique responses. On August 28, we reported on Chicago mom Rebecca Firlit, who had her parental rights stripped away by a judge for refusing vaccinations.
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Rogan has been very publicly opposed to mandates of any kind. He hasn't revealed whether he has been vaccinated, but it is possible he hasn't, given his statements in the past. Of course, this could be a possible case of breakthrough Covid, but we can only speculate till Rogan confirms whether or not he has been vaccinated. If you are wondering whether Rogan is ok, the good news is he does appear to be.
'I actually feel pretty f---ing good'
In his short video, Rogan revealed he first started experiencing Covid-19 symptoms on Saturday night (August 28), after he performed his 'Joe Rogan: The Sacred Clown Tour' in Florida. "I got home feeling very weary, had a headache, and I just fell... just run down," he said. Rogan then admitted to isolating himself from his family out of caution, but his condition didn't improve. "Throughout the night I got fever and sweats," he continued.
The next day, August 29, he got tested and the result came back positive. "So we immediately threw the kitchen sink at it," he said. He began taking "all kinds of meds" including monoclonal antibodies, Ivermectin, Z-Pak, and Prednisone. He was also on drips for three days in a row. "Here we are on Wednesday, I feel really great," he said. Rogan said he only had "one bad day" on Sunday (August 29) which "sucked". "But Monday was better, Tuesday felt better than Monday and today I actually feel pretty f---ing good," he continued.
Rogan should make a full recovery in a few weeks, as it appears his case of Covid-19 is not severe. That only means he go lucky, which a lot of people didn't. On August 31, 1,428 people have died all over the US from Covid-19, with over 95,000 people in hospital and over 25,000 in intensive care. Those figures are just from August 31. The Delta variant is spreading like a wildfire, and most cases are among the unvaccinated. Data shows that fatal cases of Covid among vaccinated people are either very low and basically zero in about 48 states. One study found that unvaccinated people made up 9 in 10 cases of hospitalizations/deaths from Covid-19.
Rogan's diagnosis will mean that he has to isolate for a few weeks, which has led to a change in his schedule. His show in Nashville, scheduled for September 3 has now been moved to October 24. "My apologies to everyone... It is what it is," Rogan ended the video. Unfortunately, he didn't make a case for vaccination despite suffering firsthand. MEAWW urges everyone to get vaccinated at the earliest and wear a mask whenever outside the house. If you have any doubts or concerns, please talk to a competent medical professional, and do not take advice from social media, celebrities, politicians, or even TV show hosts.