Joe Rogan Postpones Tour After Testing Positive for Covid

Podcast host and comedian Joe Rogan — who dismissed Covid-19 vaccines earlier this year — tested positive for the coronavirus and is treating his infection with ivermectin, he said Wednesday, backing an unapproved drug health officials have urged Covid-19 patients not to take.

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In an Instagram video Wednesday, Rogan said he tested positive for Covid-19 after dealing with a fever over the weekend and “immediately threw the kitchen sink at it,” listing off ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies and several other medications.

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The Food and Drug Administration warned Americans last month not to take ivermectin — an antiparasitic drug often used in animals — for Covid-19, the National Institutes of Health says there’s “insufficient evidence” to recommend ivermectin and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cautioned patients against taking it on their own.

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Rogan said his symptoms improved earlier this week and he now feels fine, a recovery he attributed to “modern medicine,” but he postponed a comedy show set for Friday.

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The podcaster didn’t specify whether he’s vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Spotify, which distributes Rogan’s podcast, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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