‘I don’t think I can even get into the country. I’m not vaccinated. I’m not gonna get vaccinated. I have antibodies, it doesn’t make any sense’
A vaccine mandate has forced Joe Rogan to reschedule an upcoming sold-out Vancouver show,
British Columbia limited venues holding more than 1,000 people to 50 per cent on Dec. 17. The province requires a federal or provincial proof of vaccination to gain entry to indoor events and businesses.
In April, the 54-year-old UFC announcer, who opposes a COVID vaccine mandate but thinks they’re “for the most part…safe,” said he is unvaccinated.
“I don’t think I can even get into the country. I’m not vaccinated. I’m not gonna get vaccinated. I have antibodies, it doesn’t make any sense.”
In a video posted on his Instagram in early September, Rogan told his 13.1 million followers he had tested positive for COVID after feeling “very weary.”
He said after the diagnosis he “immediately threw the kitchen sink at it,” including taking antibiotics, monoclonal antibodies, a vitamin drip and ivermectin.
Ivermectin, a drug first discovered in 1975 as a treatment for parasitic infections in livestock and pets, has been used for humans to treat parasitic worms, head lice and skin conditions.
A number of clinical trials have shown ivermectin to be ineffective in treating coronavirus.
In a recent interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Rogan questioned whether those who have previously had COVID and gained antibodies naturally from it should still get vaccinated.
Gupta cited a study published in the summer that found 40 per cent of recovered COVID-19 patients didn’t have antibodies.
Rogan’s Vancouver show has been rescheduled to Oct. 24, according to his Facebook Page.