Joe Rogan, A Podcasting Giant Who Has Been Dismissive of Vaccination, Has Covid

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The New York Times 01 September, 2021 - 06:26pm 11 views

Joe Rogan Reveals “I Got Covid”; Dave Chappelle Co-Headlining Comedy Show In Nashville Pushed To October

Brooklyn Vegan 01 September, 2021 - 04:20pm

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Longtime UFC commentator and well-compensated podcast host Joe Rogan just took a bruising turn inside his own personal octagon.

“I got back from the road Saturday night, feeling very weary,” a Covid-inflicted Rogan said today in a video he posted on social media. “I had a headache. I felt just run-down.

“Just to be cautious, I separated from my family, slept in a different part of the house,” Rogan went on to say. “Throughout the night, I got fevers, sweats. I knew what was going on. I got up in the morning morning, got tested. Turns out, I got COVID.”

You can see all Rogan has to say on his condition now (“I feel pretty f*cking good”), his medical treatment and more below. Note, while he’s been a very vocal opponent of vaccine mandates and passports, the intensely health-conscious Rogan hasn’t revealed if he himself has been vaxxed, before or now:

The immediate fallout for the outspoken comedian is that the September 3 show he was co-headlining with pal Dave Chappelle has been put on pause.

The date at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena now is set for October 24, organizers told ticket holders Tuesday. No reason for the Nashville postponement was unveiled in emails and notices on social media, but now Rogan has spilled the tea, so to speak.

Even before the halt on the duo’s show, it was announced on August 28 that anyone attending the show has to either get a Covid test or show a negative result from a recent previous test – as has become common at many venues Rogan and Chappelle are scheduled to play

Rogan and Chappelle, who shuttered a series of Texas shows after testing positive for Covid himself in January, were also supposed to perform in New Orleans on September 4 at the Smoothie King Center. That show is on hold too. Besides Rogan’s health issue, the aftermath from Hurricane Ida has left the Big Easy without power, among other hurts.

On August 31, Rogan put up a post making it clear all was not well in comedyland, but he didn’t specify why:

Long a proponent of unconventional treatments and homeopathy, Spotify’s $100 million man in April walked back comments that had undermined the need for coronavirus vaccinations.

In pulling back the veil on his own Covid diagnosis now, Rogan let loose with how he isolated himself at home in Austin and pumped himself full of pricey medication, some more popular with the anti-vax crowd than others.

“We immediately threw the kitchen sink at it: all kinds of meds. Monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-pack, prednisone – everything,” Rogan said on Instagram today. “I also got an NAD drip and a vitamin drip, and I did that three days in a row, and here we are on Wednesday, and I feel great.”

Commonly used to wipe out worms in horses, ivermectin has been un-scientifically touted by some as an alternative to getting vaccinated — a claim for which there is no sustainable proof and great potential risk.

But then again, as Rogan said earlier this year when called to task on his previous pandemic kneecapping that young and healthy people didn’t really need to get vaccinated: “This is the thing about this whole thing, people being upset at me. … I’m not an anti-vax person. I’m not a doctor, I’m a f*cking moron, and I’m a cage-fighting commentator who’s a dirty stand-up comedian. … I’m not a respected source of information, even for me.”

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Very good, Joe. Exemplary. Keep it up.

At least it will rid him of worms.

He has said on past shows he IS vaccinated.

Joe got the Rona. Vaccine might help.

Wait, so the horse paste DOESN’T work?

Clearly the problem is he didn’t use enough of it. /s

did he take ivermectin for horses or ivermectin for people? cause its often given to people… also he recovered in just 3 days. amazing!

He has the largest head in the country, I would like to see him and Barry Bonds in a head measuring contest.

He wanted Covid. He got Covid.

The Democrats have exploited Covid at every turn to advance their authoritarian schemes. Not everyone wants to help them out.

Vaccinated people still get sick. Also his vax status is none of your business.

Because everyone that has ever got COVID has had to be hospitalized right? And everyone who’s vaccinated is only going to feel mild symptoms right. Why are you so butt hurt about whether he was vaccinated or not. What does it have to do with your life? How has him claiming not to be vaccinated affected your life. If you want it get it. If you don’t then you won’t. Personal preference bud. You’re still here living crying about Joe Rogan so all is well.

Dickweed Why are you so butt hurt about people asking whether he was vaccinated or not

It’s your personal choice not to answer but here you are still living crying about people bothering Joe Rogan so all is well and not more people get sick because of reckless antivaxxers

Because we want life to go back to normal and everyone getting vaccinated is the best and fastest way for this nightmare to end.

Electing Republicans is the best and fastest way for this nightmare to end.

Yes, ask the people of Israel if that is true.

Because not enough people are getting the vax. Man, you Rogan supporters are dumb. The guy sells you fake vitamins called Alpha Brain but you won’t take the vax? Also, why is horse dewormer less dangerous than the vax? I think it boils down to ego. Rogan listeners are idiots who want to feel smarter than they actually are

yes. vaccinated people still get sick. because unvaccinated people are still spreading this virus.

it’s nobody’s business if you drink. it’s everyone’s business if you drink and drive.

Good take!! Common sense aint so common these days. (And it’s non-existent with mouth breathing rogan fans)

Of course he was vaccinated, he was sick for only one day. Good thing he has access to all of that modern medicine – assuming most of his millions of listeners that he encourages against vaccines will not.

I had covid before the vacations were available. For me it was almost nothing just couldnt smell for 1 day

Most of his listeners can’t pronounce the medicines he ingested, much less afford them.

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Marvel's 1st Asian Superhero Gets The Full Blockbuster Treatment In 'Shang-Chi'

Yahoo Sports 01 September, 2021 - 12:06pm

The best moments in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are the ones where you almost — almost — forget you're watching a Marvel movie. Some of the hallmarks are still there: the deft comic banter, the high-flying action, the passing references to other characters and events in the Marvel universe.

But the movie doesn't get bogged down in series minutiae. It takes place some time after the last two Avengers movies — you know, when half the world was wiped out and then brought back, and several fan favorites said goodbye. But you don't need to know or care about any of that to enjoy this mostly stand-alone story, which brings us into new dramatic terrain.

But one day, Shaun and his slackerish friend Katy — an amusing Awkwafina — are violently ambushed on a bus, and Shaun fends off their attackers with a dazzling array of martial-arts moves. Turns out there's a lot he hasn't told Katy, like the fact that he's a kung fu master who's been hiding for years from his father, a very evil, very powerful centuries-old Chinese warlord named Wenwu.

Now his father has found him and sent his goons after him. Determined to figure out why, Shaun flies to Macao with Katy to meet up with his estranged sister, Xialing. Once there, the movie becomes a full-blown dysfunctional family drama with darkly funny overtones.

At times I felt like I was watching a comedy about the all-too-relatable tensions between a traditional Chinese parent and his wayward Westernized offspring, though one in which, of course, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. The siblings have to put their own issues aside and unite against their diabolical father, who derives his power from the 10 rings of the title — metal armbands that have made him immortal and almost invincible.

Wenwu is the latest version of a notorious Marvel supervillain called the Mandarin who was introduced in the '60s as a mustache-twirling Fu Manchu stereotype. But the filmmakers have smartly redefined the character, who's played — in an inspired piece of casting — by the Hong Kong screen legend Tony Leung.

All this family angst gives Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings unusual emotional intensity for a superhero movie. Xialing, nicely played by Meng'er Zhang, resents her father for neglecting her as a child, which makes it all the more unfortunate that the movie somewhat sidelines her, too. As for Shang-Chi, he has a complicated, vaguely Oedipal rivalry with his father, who turned him into the fighting machine he is and subjected him to all manner of cruel manipulation and abuse. Liu is an appealing lead, though he doesn't always fully convey the depths of his character's trauma.

Speaking of Crouching Tiger: It's delightful to see the great Michelle Yeoh turn up late in the show as a benevolent mentor to Shang-Chi. She prepares him for an epic showdown with his father that feels a bit like this series' past epic showdowns, full of apocalyptic stakes, bloodless casualties and visual-effects overkill. But the finale also has a depth of feeling that sets it apart and leaves you wanting to linger in this particular world a while longer — before the next Marvel movie comes along.

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