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Joe Rogan tests positive for COVID-19 months after controversial comments on COVID, vaccines

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Joe Rogan is COVID positive, he said on his Instagram on Wednesday, postponing his weekend standup shows in Nashville and New Orleans.


The podcast giant, who has come under fire from national health officials for COVID remarks, says he experienced a fever and cold sweats on Saturday night after returning to his Austin home from Florida, where he performed a series of shows. He was tested positive the following morning. "I felt just run down," Rogan said.

To combat the virus, Rogan took various treatments—some of which are not recommended by health officials. A few days later on Wednesday, Rogan said, "I feel great."

Here's what he says he took:

  • monoclonal antibody infusion
  • ivermectin
  • prednisone, a steroid
  • a vitamin drip
Ivermectin is a deworming drug for horses. The FDA and Austin Public Health have both warned against using it, encouraging the public to get vaccinated instead.

The multi-million dollar podcaster has been a skeptic when it comes to the COVID vaccine. In an April episode, Rogan said he did not believe that people who were young and healthy needed to get a vaccine, later retracting the statement. And last month, on a podcast he said he believes COVID transmission would slow if individuals put in the effort to become "healthier."

He's also pushed back against the need for vaccine passports, refunding tickets to a New York show after vaccine requirements were put in place.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway