Over the last few months, Joe Rogan has been pushing vaccine hesitancy to his millions of listeners. Back in May, he wondered aloud why people who are young and healthy would get their shot.
Then Rogan himself got COVID-19. He treated himself with both effective treatments like monoclonal antibodies and debunked treatments like Ivermectin. CNN ripped the Spotify host for pushing Ivermectin. This has infuriated Rogan, who has been threatening to sue the network.
CNN responded to Rogan’s claims in a Thursday statement which read:
“The heart of this debate has been purposely confused and ultimately lost. It’s never been about livestock versus human dosage of Ivermectin. The issue is that a powerful voice in the media, who by example and through his platform, sowed doubt in the proven and approved science of vaccines while promoting the use of an unproven treatment for covid-19 — a drug developed to ward off parasites in farm animals. The only thing CNN did wrong here was bruise the ego of a popular podcaster who pushed dangerous conspiracy theories and risked the lives of millions of people in doing so.”
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