Howard Stern says anti-vax 'idiots' should 'die with COVID'

Published By Alexandra Heilbron on Sep 15, 2021

Howard Stern photo courtesy 2012 NBCUniversal MediaTalk show host Howard Stern has had it with people who refuse to get vaccinations and who are instead taking anti-parasite medications that have nothing to do with treating a viral infection.

He referred specifically to UFC color commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan, who claims he had COVID-19 and cured it with random medications -- but mainly ivermectin. Ivermectin is a paste that's given to horses in order to combat internal parasites. Because it's used to combat worms, not viral infections, the FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. In fact, according to the FDA website, they have "received multiple reports of patients who have required medical attention, including hospitalization, after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for livestock."

Howard Stern said on Monday’s SiriusXM broadcast, “I heard Joe Rogan saying, ‘What are you busting my balls for? I took horse dewormer and a doctor gave it to me.’ Well, a doctor would also give you a vaccine, so why take horse-dewormer? Make it all mandatory. Can you imagine in this country if like when Polio was out, we had these idiots who would not take the Polio vaccine?”

He added, "We have no time for idiots in this country anymore. We don’t want you... stay home, die there with your COVID. Don’t take the cure, but don’t clog up our hospitals with your COVID when you finally get it. Stay home, don’t bother with science, it’s too late."

Five radio talk show hosts who had urged listeners not to get the COVID-19 vaccine have died in the past six weeks after contracting the coronavirus.

The most recent was Bob Enyart, 62, a Denver radio host and pastor who died earlier this week after he and his wife were hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19.

Marc Bernier, 65, was a Florida talk show host who called himself "Mr. Anti-Vax." In his final tweet in July, Bernier, who died August 27, 2021, compared the U.S. government to Nazis because it was recommending that all people get vaccinated.

On August 11, Tod Tucker, a pro-Trump radio programmer, died “following the onset of viral pneumonia as the result of COVID-19,” according to his employer. Tucker had written on Facebook in March: “Please stop bragging that you got your COVID vaccine. What do you want us to say? ‘Congratulations lab rat?!’”

Jimmy DeYoung, 81, was a Chattanooga-based host who published an interview promoting conspiracy theories that the Pfizer vaccine would make women sterile and said that world governments were using the vaccine to control people. He was hospitalized with COVID-19 on August 8 and died August 15, 2021.

On August 4, Newsmax fill-in host Dick Farrel died of “severe damage” from COVID-19. He previously referred to the pandemic as a “SCAMDEMIC” and wrote in a July 3 Facebook post: “Why take a vax promoted by people who lied all along about masks, where the virus came from and the death toll?” Just before he died, one of his close friends, Amy Falardeau, claimed he encouraged her to get the shot, saying COVID-19 “is no joke and then he said: ‘I wish I had gotten !’”

Phil Valentine, 61, was a Nashville talk show host who recorded a parody song, “Vaxman,” that mocked the vaccine. Last December he claimed on air that he believed his personal odds of dying from COVID-19 were "probably way less than one percent." He died August 21, 2021 after spending one month in the hospital fighting for his life. His family released a statement asking people to: "PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!” ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. V for Vax • 9/16/2021 9:46:09 AM

    Good riddance. Let them go back to the dark ages

  2. CHRIS McLaren • 9/16/2021 9:48:53 AM

    I agree with Howard Stern I am sick of these morons

  3. Frank Tedesco • 9/16/2021 9:59:11 AM

    Totally agree, no sympathy for those who could have gotten the vaccine and chose not too. Yes all the world leaders and pharmaceutical companies got together to make this whole COVID pandemic up 🙄

  4. Boogeyman • 9/16/2021 10:03:17 AM


  5. Chad • 9/16/2021 10:36:12 AM

    Got to love how the call us sheep for getting the vaccine, yet they are the ones taking stuff for livestock.

  6. Betty • 9/16/2021 10:37:47 AM

    Ya can't fix stupid. I'm all out of sympathy for Antivaxers... I just wish they would realize that they are part of the problem and not the solution.

  7. Mike • 9/16/2021 10:52:32 AM

    Ivermectin is not just a horse medication. There is a human version of it, which won the Nobel Prize in 2015. And there are many studies proving unequivocally that it works to treat COVID-19. So stop with the propaganda and lies about it being some "random horse drug". It isn't. It is FDA approved for use in humans. It is truly safe and effective, unlike the "vaccine". And as for the "vaccine", it is the vaccinated that are filling up the hospitals right now. Vaccinated people can still catch and transmit covid even after being fully vaccinated, so what exactly are the benefits of it given it has a 99.9% recovery rate? It doesn't even work to lighten the symptoms since the hospitals are still full of fully vaxxed.

  8. Gina • 9/16/2021 11:11:44 AM

    Zero sympathy. They've made their decision and don't care who they kill so good riddance. I don't think they should get top priority at hospitals though. They should get the beds not needed by vaccinated patients. Darwins cleaning out the gene pool.

  9. Jesus is King! • 9/16/2021 11:29:36 AM

    Let’s say hypothetically the government is lying to you about the truth, what would you do? What revenge would you take out against them? Lawyers for truth found out some information from medical doctors who know that you have anti-bodies that you can recover from this. We share the truth because WE WOKE UP, to the truth. The government is the problem they are the Tyranny of what’s wrong in this world. We tell you what’s wrong with the world, we tell you because we care we know the truth and we are not the problem, the government is but if you want to keep trusting them go ahead because in 2 to 5 years people will be dead. From vAxXed to unVaxXed. A Scientist tells the truth.

  10. Alan Lister • 9/16/2021 11:44:08 AM

    I wonder how much Big Pharma paid Stern to make these ignorant statements. The people refusing to be "vaccinated" are not anti-vaxxers. They are actually concerned about the side effects of these experimental MRNA vaccines. Many recipients of the so called vaccines have experienced life altering injuries and even death. How are we supposed to have a rational conversation about this fact when it is swept under the rug by Liberal Media Industrial Complex? And for the record, I am not anti-vaccine, but I do believe that if a product is unsafe, then it should be taken off the market.

  11. Daphnie • 9/16/2021 11:47:57 AM

    Ok, but have you noticed all the patients Howard was mentioning in his article are all people over 60? 62,65,81

  12. Kingfeta • 9/16/2021 12:01:00 PM

    What a ridiculous article and even more ridiculous comments here. Ivermectin won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for its treatment. It is given to every single illegal immigrant before they are let loose in North America and is prescribed 250 million times per year to humans... Stop lying Tribute and just stick to movies. Ignore these idiots who spew this BS that you have no idea about.

  13. Dwayne • 9/16/2021 12:07:48 PM

    Ivermectin is given to immigrants coming from countries where parasites are the norm in humans. However. It's an extremely potent dewormer that sometimes even makes horses sick, which is why it's not given every time they need to be dewormed; a gentler dewormer is used the other times. Some horse owners refuse to give it to their animals because it's really hard on their systems.

  14. Brenda Cremer • 9/16/2021 12:09:56 PM

    The virus will keep spreading if there are hosts for it to spread to. The hospitals are 91% full of non vaccinated patients, the facts do not lie. Why do you think they produced vaccines for mumps, measles and rubella along with others? It's your choice if you want to die of this virus but please stay home and infect your own family mine wants to have a long healthy life thank you very much!

  15. miguel • 9/16/2021 12:21:25 PM

    I myself took the vaccins and so did my dad hes 82 if we hadn't taken it who knows right better be safe than sorry unless you have a death wish.......... then congratulations you have just died bye bye ala prochain toooddooooloo au revoir now if you believe in the after life then you are ok(NOT).

  16. Greg • 9/16/2021 12:27:50 PM

    The people mentioned in the article are over 60 because they were conservative talk show hosts. There are much younger people dying from Covid, but obviously they can't list them all. These were the anti-vaxx, anti-mask idiots who spouted their idiocy on radio to convince other idiots not to get vaccinated or wear masks. I say go ahead, don't get a vaccine. The world is overpopulated. Culling the stupid is one of the ways we will get this world back in shape.

  17. Bev A • 9/16/2021 1:22:25 PM

    I totally agree with Howard, there are people in other countries that don't have access to the vaccine, please be grateful and just get it done, Canada and the US cannot continue to keep going into lock downs, not sure what it's like in the states but here in Alberta we are heading back in to a lock down situation, enough already, you were, and if you have kids, they were vaccinated against measles mumps rubella tetanus etc etc so what's the big deal, no one told you to have those vaccines or take your kids to get those vaccines, you did it because it made sense, so let's make some more sense, please.

  18. Jordan • 9/16/2021 1:33:40 PM

    I had no idea they're deworming immigrants. What the hell? How about testing them for parasites first before putting something that potent, that makes people and animals sick (because it's killing worms INSIDE OF YOU so imagine how that feels) into them. As a horse owner, I have the vet test my horse to see if he has parasites (if he doesn't, he doesn't get a dewormer just thrown into him, it's hard on him, you can't exercise your horse after he gets the paste) and if he does, which ones? Because there are different dewormers for different parasites. You don't want to use something as strong as ivermectin on your poor horse (or a person, I would think) if there's something gentler that will work on the particular parasite your horse has. And why did someone win a Nobel prize in 2015 for ivermectin? It's been around for as long as I can remember. Years ago when I first got my first horse, I remember ivermectin was one of the choices of dewormer for horses, so it wasn't new in 2015.

  19. Brandon • 9/16/2021 4:22:27 PM

    I would love to hear the outcry from anti-vaxxers if they were told that if they don't want to be vaccinated, they HAVE to take invermectin, the way it's being FORCED UPON immigrants. Maybe then they'd actually check what a dewormer is. It's disgusting. I got the vaccine but there's no way someone's dosing me with something that kills parasites.

  20. Yvon Fortin • 9/16/2021 4:39:36 PM

    Keep your dam opinion to yourself what about thoses are severely disabled they should be exempt your guilt trip opinion is useless from a celebrity who has to go now satellite

  21. Christopher King • 9/16/2021 5:13:20 PM

    COVID-19 is a VIRUS. Not a parasite!!! To the idiots posting about how Ivermectin won the Nobel Prize in 2015, blah blah blah!!! While a precursor of ivermectin, known as avermectin, did win its two discoverers the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, it was related to treatment of parasites. It wasn't related to anything like a coronavirus. Winning a Nobel Prize does not legitimize ivermectin's use for anything but parasitic infections, however. Despite the demand for ivermectin during the pandemic, there is no significant evidence pointing to its effectiveness against viruses like COVID-19.

  22. G, Roberts • 9/16/2021 5:26:07 PM

    i have spent the better part of a year in lockdown, had the shots 95% effective, to avoid covid-19 and be dammed if will let anyone that is 100% able to give me the virus near me even though I am only 5% able to catch the virus. People that refuse to take the shots and get covid-19 and and require medical help should be made to pay for

  23. For once I agree with Howard Stern • 9/16/2021 6:34:38 PM

    Okay, how about the anti-vaxxers take the WORM treatment when they get Co-vid (a VIRUS) then.

  24. To Mike, a condensed version • 9/16/2021 6:56:55 PM

    "There are a number of limitations with this review. Several of the studies contributing data did not provide full descriptions of methods, so assessing risk of bias was challenging. Where descriptions of study methods were sparse or unclear, we attempted to contact authors to clarify methods, but lack of information led us to downgrade findings in several instances. Overall interpretation of findings was hampered due to variability in the participants recruited, treatment regimen, and the care offered to those in control groups. Nevertheless, dosing and treatment regimens and the use of ivermectin with other components of “standard care” require further research. At least 5 other reviews of ivermectin use for COVID-19 have been published, but only 3 have been peer-reviewed and only 2 attempt full systematic review. We applied AMSTAR 2,121 a critical appraisal tool for systematic reviews of health care interventions, to the 2 nonpeered systematic reviews and both were judged to be of low quality (Table 5). However, there was also a suggestion that ivermectin reduced the risk of death in treatment of COVID-19 in these reviews." A mere suggestion by 3 peer-reviewed studies (with limitations) and 2 full systematic reviews (which concluded as low quality) does not mean MILLIONS should stop taking the vaccine. More research is required for ivermectin.

  25. the real truth • 9/16/2021 7:58:04 PM

    Ya can’t fix stupid. I’m all out of sympathy for Antivaxers ???? morons ?????? anti-vax ‘idiots’ ????? should ‘die with COVID ?????? I guess the ship of fools will believe anything the government and media tell them and if they said the sky was falling they would run for cover, these disgusting poising mouths only show their true self's and wouldn't want to be any of them in the afterlife because like Howard Stern the fool himself will have to face god in judgement, so before u comment in pure irganance remember the government all they done is lie about the virus and vaccinations if they had any moral standards u would find complete truth but all u got is fear and control from the people running the show

  26. Carol • 9/16/2021 9:13:56 PM

    To answer Mike - the avermectin drugs work on roundworms and other internal parasites. I found it interesting that you could not provide any links to any journals that might support your assertion that this class of drugs has any effect on viruses. I believe that the Nobel prize winners in 2015 would not agree with your stance on ivermctin. A useful statistic from today's newspaper: over 90% of patients in our ICUs are not fully vaccinated. Let that sink in.

  27. Carol • 9/16/2021 9:23:08 PM

    *Thsnks to the previous commenter (who can type better than me) who took the time to research the various studies and summarize them. A far more informative response than mine.

  28. Max • 9/16/2021 10:04:28 PM

    Howard should go back to talking about hot lesbian sex.

  29. Allan Johnston • 9/16/2021 10:41:06 PM

    A big thanks to @Carol and @To Mike, a condensed version for saving me the effort of debunking the nonsense Mike posted here. Give these 2 the noble price. Oh and I am a real MD with post doctoral studied in virology and another Facebook or Google doctor.

  30. David • 9/16/2021 10:56:21 PM

    Hey anti vaxers, roll up your sleeve. Did you not get vaxxxed for measles or polio? No vaccination for stupidity.

  31. Nancy • 9/17/2021 12:14:54 AM

    Hey Mr. Stern do you smoke cigarettes? Drive a car maybe drive too fast sometimes? Eat bad food sometimes? Drink alcohol? Ride a bike with no helmet? Do any extreme sports? Take any drugs? Maybe you shouldn't get treatment either if you choose to do any of those things! It's about choice! There's ivermectin for humans too if it works what is wrong with trying it over a vaccine that is new? They aren't all anti vaxxers just pro choice and want to ask questions!

  32. David • 9/17/2021 12:31:01 AM

    Hey anti vaxers, roll up your sleeve. Did you not get vaxxxed for measles or polio? No vaccination for stupidity.

  33. S. Peers • 9/17/2021 7:50:07 AM

    I think that Alberta gambled with the idea that Covid wasn’t that serious and opened up fully in July with not enough people immunized to reach herd immunity. I don’t want anyone to die, I want them to realize they are holding us all back, the vaccinated and unvaccinated from reaching the most normality and allowing the economy to recover. The people who spread misinformation are the problem, they must hate people to urge them not to get immunized.

  34. Bob • 9/17/2021 11:00:18 AM

    I don’t get people’s mentality. They refuse to take the Covid vaccine because they claim they’re afraid of the side effects of the vaccine. Yet, they are willing to take a horse de-wormer medication that was only recently accepted for humans use without knowing the long-term side effect of this medication on humans. Besides, Ivermectin only works on parasites. Covid is a virus. There is a huge difference between a parasite and a virus and how it affects your body. So, taking a parasitic medication to fight a virus makes no sense what-so-ever. Its like someone taking Digitalis for heart burn when its only used and effective at dealing with heart problems. It only does more damage to your body. What I’m finding extremely sad is those who do not get vaccinated are clearly showing they do not care, what-so-ever, on all those they are infecting & killing. Its pathetic that many surgeries are postponed due to reallocation of hospital resources toward treating the increasing number of covid patients. These people waiting for surgeries are suffering in pain and many die during the long wait. All because people who refuse to get vaccinated are taking their place in the hospitals. What about all those children they will end up killing because children cannot get vaccinated and protect themselves from this virus. Statistics are showing that more and more children are ending up in the hospital with covid and many die from it. And those who refuse the vaccine have played a role in their deaths. Like polio, the only way we will be able to eradicate the covid virus is that everyone gets vaccinated. Now hospitals are looking into implementing the “Triage” protocol in which they will have to decide who lives or die. I believe that those who refuse vaccination should be put on the bottom of the list of those who get a hospital bed. They chose to not take the necessary preventive measures against this disease, by getting the covid vaccine but instead chose to de-worm their body with Ivermectin. Why should those who followed the rule be penalized because some choose to do whatever they wanted without any regard towards others around them.

  35. Al Snow • 9/17/2021 12:57:05 PM

    Here are the stories that they won't tell you: Yup, totally safe!

  36. nomorepandemicformeplease • 9/17/2021 3:02:41 PM

    wow i feel sorry for the citizens of the US who don't know who to turn to for the correct information there's so much BS out there in the media especially the FOX news network, glad at least Thump is out of the White House

  37. Paul • 9/17/2021 3:59:25 PM

    Wow what do you say to the unmasked anti-vaxxers. Stop protesting in front of hospitals. protest in front of parliament buildings. And stay in your own groups, have your own restaurants, movie theatres, and sports events etc. Oh there aren't any. Pity.

  38. John Nicholas Scoggins • 9/18/2021 1:17:37 PM

    If you agree with Howard Stern and the crocked biden democrats then you are the most stupid animale on the face of this earth. I knew that Biden would destroy our country during his term, but little did I know we would do in less than a tear. So if you belivall this crap and voted for Biden, then you are more stupid than that bumbling fool is.

  39. Kevin • 9/18/2021 3:00:11 PM

    People are always looking for someone to blame for their problems or life issues and all the while behaving like perpetual toddlers. Full disclosure, I have been vaxed and it was my decision to do it. Having said that, I certainly do wish more of the public were vaccinated right now. However, I support antivaxers right to say either yes or no. There are drawbacks and risk either way you go vax r no vax. In fact, my niece nearly died from her Pfizer vax and has been horribly sick ever since the day she took it. Our family physician did NOT take the vaccine because current vaccinations do not use the live virus. Instead, they use a synthetic one. There is another vax coming soon that will use a live virus in its formulation. I fully expect more informed antivaxers to get that vaccination. Let's stop acting like toddlers and respect each person's right to agree or disagree with my opinion, Howard's or anyone else's for that matter. We still live in America after all.

  40. GD Roberts • 9/18/2021 5:24:50 PM

    Regardless of what anyone thinks it won’t matter in Ontario on September 22nd and other provinces later or already putting the vaccination passport into law. The law is the law. Whether you like it or not you’ll have to be vaccinated to go anywhere in public. It’s not going to change. You’ll have to accept this one way or the other because there is no choice if you want to be out in public at movie theaters, restaurants, gyms or other attractions. That’s all there is to it. No more, no less.

  41. David P • 9/19/2021 11:10:45 AM

    Stern should keep his big fat mouth shut. Typical American either always wanting more people to die or not caring when they do. Its a common affliction on both democrats and republicans. The Vaccine should be mandatory. Until this happens COVID WILL NOT END.

  42. david P • 9/19/2021 11:55:27 AM

    @Kevin There is nothing synthetic about any of the vaccines. Pfizer and Moderna use Mrna. MRNA Vaccines contain material from the virus that causes COVID-19 that gives our cells instructions for how to make a harmless protein (Spike Protien) that is unique to the virus. After our cells make copies of the protein, they destroy the genetic material from the vaccine. Our bodies recognize that the protein should not be there and build T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight the virus that causes COVID-19 if we are infected in the future. The Immunocompromised should get 3 shots instead of 2. J&J is a viral vector vaccine. Vector vaccines contain a modified version of a different virus than the one that causes COVID-19. Inside the shell of the modified virus, there is material from the virus that causes COVID-19. This is called a “viral vector.” Once the viral vector is inside our cells, the genetic material gives cells instructions to make a protein that is unique to the virus that causes COVID-19. Using these instructions, our cells make copies of the protein. This prompts our bodies to build T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that virus if we are infected in the future. Astra Zenica is like Pfizer and Moderna except instead of the instructions to teach the cells being contained in single strand RNA it is contained in double strand DNA. Live-attenuated vaccines like the MMR vaccine or the Chickenpox vaccine cannot be given to those with weak or compromised immune systems. The risk of having an adverse reaction to pfizer and moderna are extremely low however some people have very strong immune responses to the vaccines while others do not. I had a sore arm with the pfizer and sore arm and exhaustion with moderna. My Brother says his arm hurt so bad it felt like it was on fire after his moderna shot. If you have a history of blood clots ANYWHERE in your family history AVOID astra zenica and J&J.

  43. harry adams • 9/21/2021 8:00:53 AM

    the covid 2019 vaccine soes not contain a nutralized or killed part of the virus. it contains a spike protein reproduced in a steral lung tissue from fetal lung tissue. it is designed to trick the immune system to produce an immune responce. I have nothing against the vaccine for people fver 65 or with compramised immune systemns. if you will go to the lancet you can see why all previous RNA vsccinnrd have failed due to long term development antibody dependant enhancement. this may work. But it might not .Have a good sitting at the table with the lord ! he will answer all of your questions.

  44. Delbert Short • 9/21/2021 10:39:35 AM

    Sterns an idiot looking for attention. If you received the vaccine shut the hell up and mind your own business!!

  45. Jack • 9/22/2021 7:01:14 PM

    I’ve gotten both Moderna fax shots because I have underlying medical conditions. Yes, the vaccines are safe but the decision to get vaccinated is between the patient and their Doctor. The current administration wants everyone to be vaccinated but many can’t either for medical reasons or personal choice.

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