CNN’s row with Joe Rogan over his use of Covid-19 treatments took a turn on Wednesday when the network’s chief medical correspondent took to Rogan’s podcast and was confronted with the network’s “lies”.
Popular American podcaster Joe Rogan is a skeptic of the Covid vaccine and used an unproven treatment regimen when he contracted Covid-19 in late August. Among other things, he took the pest control drug Ivermectin. CNN reported that it used “A dewormer for horses”, what he insists is a lie, since he took the human version of the drug after it was prescribed by a doctor.
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On Wednesday, the podcast host had the opportunity to raise the issue with CNN’s top medical reporter Sanjay Gupta, who was unable to defend his network’s “horse dewormer” claims.
“They shouldn’t have said it was a horse dewormer”, Gupta readily recognized, apparently eager to change the subject. But Rogan persisted.
“Do you mind that the news network you work for … bluntly lied about me taking horse dewormer?” “ he said.
“They shouldn’t have said that” Gupta responded. He admitted that he hadn’t interviewed anyone on CNN about their coverage and that he probably should have done so before appearing on Rogan’s show. He disagreed with Rogan, however, when he said CNN had reported on his illness. ” with joy. “
Ivermectin has become a hot topic of debate in what is seen by many as a “crop war” around Covid-19 and vaccines. Many people who are reluctant to be vaccinated against Covid-19 see the drug as a treatment or prophylaxis for the disease, although there is so far no official medical evidence to support it.
Soaring demand for ivermectin is believed to have caused shortages, and some people eager to take it have tried the veterinary version, for which they have been labeled by many Covid vaccine enthusiasts as “antivax” idiots taking a “dewormer.” for horses ”for the coronavirus.
While it probably hasn’t done much to change the views of ivermectin users on coronavirus vaccines or to promote “national unity,” this type of coverage seems to have fans in theaters. editorial staff, as evidenced by the rapid spread of a fabricated story about ivermectin overdose victims spilling over to an Oklahoma hospital emergency room, which could have been easily debunked from the get-go by a reasonably knowledgeable reporter.
Rogan has been widely acclaimed by conservative-leaning people on Twitter for speaking out against CNN over its role in spreading ivermectin, and for how this episode explains why the public doesn’t trust the mainstream media.
Gupta went on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ – “In the lion’s den” how he jokes
– in order to convince him to be vaccinated. Rogan believes that people at high risk of contracting the disease, such as those over a certain age or with co-morbidities, should definitely take the vaccine. But younger and healthy people, and especially children, might be better off without it, given the rare cases of serious side effects from vaccines and the lack of long-term research into their effects.
I walked into the lion’s den and spoke with with @joerogan on his podcast for more than 3 hours — vaccines, ivermectin, and much more. Friends tried to get me to turn down his invite, but ultimately I’m glad I did it. https://t.co/kwjecaWNBb— Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta) October 14, 2021
Gupta’s mission has apparently been a failure, as he reported to his network, but the three-hour program had many interesting discussions on Covid-19, vaccines and other medical topics.
Rogan asked Gupta why he changed his attitude towards medical cannabis, which apparently earned the CNN correspondent a lot of respect from the show’s host.
They also had a lengthy debate about pathogen gain-of-office research, and the possibility that Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the US president, might have a conflict of interest over it. Fauci is treated as a revered figure, a blameless person, by news outlets like CNN, among others.
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