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CNN’s Dr. Jonathan Reiner Blasts Joe Rogan’s “Crazy Jumble of COVID Folk Remedies”

CNN’s Dr. Jonathan Reiner Blasts Joe Rogan’s “Crazy Jumble of COVID Folk Remedies”

Joe Rogan is the most popular podcast host in America. Unfortunately for his listeners, the comedian has largely used his massive platform to push COVID disinformation. Back in April, he told young people that they don’t need to bother getting the vaccine.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 07: Comedian Joe Rogan performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on August 07, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)

This week, Rogan announced that he had contracted the illness himself. Last night on CNN, Dr. Jonathan Reiner blasted the podcast host for pushing a number of unproven COVID “cures.”

The Doctor told Don Lemon:

“So he says he’s taking ivermectin. It doesn’t work. I wish it worked. It would be great if it worked. You know, it’s an old drug. It’s a cheap drug. It would be fantastic if it worked. It doesn’t work. We know that.

He said he received monoclonal antibodies. It’s really not indicated for him. It’s indicated for people with mild to moderate symptoms at high risk of progression. It doesn’t seem like that’s him.

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He said he took steroids – prednisone. That’s only indicated for hospitalized patients on oxygen therapy.

And finally, he said he took azithromycin, an antibiotic, which doesn’t work for a viral illness. We know that. So you know, he’s promoting kind of a crazy jumble of you know, sort of folk remedies and internet-prescribed drugs. It’s, again, dangerous now. He should have more sense after encountering the disease. And again, I hope he does well and gets well quickly. He’s not helping matters when he promotes this sort of nonsense therapeutic mix.”

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