Joe Rogan has stirred up controversy once again with another hot take on COVID-19 and the vaccines created in response to the worldwide pandemic.
Rogan, who has left a lot of his podcast listeners shaking their head with his repeated questioning of COVID-19 vaccine safety and necessity, recently caught the coronavirus himself. That was big enough news, but he made headlines on top of that after admitting he took Ivermectin as part of an extensive and expensive sounding treatment for his illness.
Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medication with no medically proven efficacy in treating COVID-19. With few medical doctors willing to prescribe it for that purpose, the internet is awash with stories of desperate people taking versions of the drug made for cows and horses.
From downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19 to dismissing the need for everyone to take the vaccine to promoting an untested COVID-19 treatment, you could say Rogan has become a key voice of dissent when it comes to accepting mainstream medical advice regarding the pandemic. Now he’s adding his disdain for the idea of “that wacky booster” shot being necessary.
This all came about on the latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience with former CIA officer Make Baker, released on September 30th. The show started off with the two discussing US president Joe Biden getting a COVID-19 booster shot on live television in an attempt to encourage older and higher risk portions of the population to get a third vaccine shot. (Studies have shown vaccine antibody effectiveness begins to drop after several months.)
“You think he got a booster? You think that was a real booster?” Rogan asked.
“You mentioned that before we started talking,” Baker replied. “I hadn’t thought of it before, but when i watched it on TV, him getting his shot with his mask on, all I could think was ‘This is performance art.’ So the next step of performance art would be not giving him the booster but just giving him a shot.”
“I don’t think they’d take that chance,” Rogan said. “I think if they were going to give him a booster shot, the last thing they would do is give it to him live on television. What if he dies? What if he blacks out? What if he, like, gets it and faints? Like, because people have had very bad reactions, like, in the moment for whatever reason.”
It shouldn’t be surprising to any regular listeners to Rogan’s podcast that he’d casually suggest the vaccine could strike someone dead instantly, especially someone he considers as infirmed as Joe Biden.
“The Democrats f—ked up royally by making that guy the president,” Rogan said on an earlier podcast. “He’s a guy who’s had multiple aneurysms, had actual brain surgery, and is 78 years old and is experiencing some sort of pretty radical cognitive decline.”
Joe Rogan back in March of 2020 when he was speaking to Michael Osterholm, an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. pic.twitter.com/iRRtJoAqT4— MMA mania (@mmamania) October 3, 2021
We aren’t going to comment on Joe’s latest vaccine statements too much since people seem to have made their minds up one way or another on the subject. But as long time listeners to the JRE ourselves (Joe Rogan podcast all night, all day), we can’t help but wonder what happened to the Joe Rogan in the above video clip that championed vaccines back at the start of this pandemic.