Joe Rogan has heated exchange with CNN reporter about Ivermectin

Joe Rogan has heated exchange with CNN reporter about Ivermectin

/ 10:28 AM October 14, 2021

Joe Rogan has made a buzz once again. With one of his many videos going viral, it’s no surprise the famous podcast hosts’ video is trending. This time it’s a video of him confronting Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent. What’s the fuss? It’s about CNN’s coverage of Joe Rogan’s Covid-19 treatment.

With more than 800,000 views, the clip was circulating on social media. Joe Rogan roasted Gupta about the CNN reports criticizing him about his Ivermectin treatment. It was the medication Rogan took after he tested positive for Covid.


The Joe Rogan Experience host took Ivermectin, a drug for treating parasites in humans and animals. Ivermectin was developed in the late 1970s. It was an anti-parasitic medication with approval for both human and animal use. While in humans, it’s for lymphatic filariasis and river blindness, for animals, it’s for heartworm prevention and treatment.

Although Ivermectin has FDA approval for treating parasitic worm-related diseases, they don’t advise its usage for Covid-19 treatments.


What stirred Rogan are the criticisms by a lot, including CNN. He was even one of the many anti-vaxxers defying covid vaccination.

In the discussion, Rogan was firm on his denial to get the vaccine, and he believes that since he already had Covid, he had developed the needed antibodies. He asked Gupta about the phrase CNN used in disparity to his Ivermectin treatment, and CNN uses the term “horse dewormer” to describe his medication.

Although the term “dewormer” wasn’t heard on the CNN anchor Erin Burnett clip that Rogan played, instead, Burnett referred to it as “livestock drug.”

But there was a CNN segment where they described Rogan’s medication as “horse dewormer.” It was even shown how CNN host Anderson Cooper refers to the drug as “something more used to deworm horses.”

The Doctor’s response

On a side note, Dr. Gupta was pleased with Rogan’s quick recovery. Gupta said. “By the way, I’m glad you’re better.” Rogan had tested negative five days after and was able to exercise a day after his recovery.

Rogan answered, “Thank you. You’re probably the only one at CNN who’s glad. The rest of them are all lying about me taking horse medication.”

He added, “They’re lying to your network about people taking human drugs versus drugs for veterinary.” Gupta replied, “Calling it a “horse dewormer is not the most flattering thing, I get that.”

Rogan cited, “It’s a lie on a news network, and it’s a lie that they’re conscious of. It’s not a mistake, and they’re unfavorably framing it as veterinary medicine.”

Rogan continued, “Why would they lie and say that’s horse dewormer? I can afford people’s medicine. This is ridiculous, and it’s just a lie.”

Rogan insisted that the doctor prescribed him Ivermectin. To which Gupta answered, “It shouldn’t be called that. Ivermectin can be a very effective medication – for parasitic disease.”

Rogan challenged Gupta again. Gupta answered, “they shouldn’t have said that,” The doctor was refusing Rogan’s claim that CNN reported his illness with delight.

Although Gupta still retracts that Ivermectin has risks for Covid-19 patients due to the results in some of the drug trials. He said, “to get the plasma, the blood concentrations high enough, you had to take very high doses.”

CNN released a blog post after the interview. Gupta wrote that he had cleared his differences with Rogan’s belief in Ivermectin, vaccination, and masks. He described Rogan as “the only guy in the country I wanted to exchange views within a real dialogue. One that could potentially be among the most important conversations of this entire pandemic.”

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