Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Howard Stern Targets Joe Rogan

Howard Stern slammed podcaster Joe Rogan for using Ivermectin when he contracted COVID, doubling down on his comments from last week that the vaccine should be 'mandatory' and that unvaccinated people shouldn't burden hospitals.

The SiriusXM host criticized Rogan's off-label use of Ivermectin - an anti-parasite drug used mainly on horses and cows - when multiple COVID-19 vaccines are readily available.

'I heard what Joe Rogan was saying, 'what are you busting my balls [for]? I took horse de-wormer and a doctor gave it to me.' Well a doctor would also give you a vaccine, so why take horse de-wormer?' Stern, 67, said on Monday.

Rogan, 54, announced he had COVID on September 1 after playing a series of shows in Florida, which is undergoing a spike in cases due to the highly contagious Delta variant. He said he was treated with a hodgepodge of medicines including monoclonal antibodies, prednisone, and Ivermectin.

Howard Stern, 67, criticized Joe Rogan's use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 as he doubled down in calling for vaccines to be 'mandatory' on his Sirius XM radio show.

The Centers for Disease Control has warned that Ivermectin is not approved to treat or prevent COVID, despite a spike in sales during the pandemic. 

The medication is used to treat river blindness and intestinal strongyloidiasis in humans, and topical formulations are used to treat head lice and rosacea, but large concentrations meant for animals can result in overdoses.

It's not known if Rogan, who signed a $100 million deal with Spotify last year, is vaccinated, but the host has previously decried vaccine mandates as being one step closer to a 'dictatorship' and said that young people shouldn't have to get jabbed.  

'I'm not an anti-vax person,' Rogan said on his show in April, according to CNN. 

'In fact, I said I believe they're safe and I encourage many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I just said I don't think if you're a young healthy person you need it.'

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