[guest post by Dana]
Despite his fellow vaccine-skeptic colleagues dropping like flies from COVID-19, popular radio host Dennis Prager, an overweight 73-year old who has not had a COVID vaccination, announced that he was not only infected with the coronavirus but had been trying to get infected:
Early in the pandemic, right-wing radio show host Dennis Prager said he did not mind eating with utensils that had fallen on the ground. Now, after the virus has killed more than 700,000 Americans, Prager has revealed that he’s been actively trying to get a coronavirus infection all along.
On Monday, the 73-year-old host of “The Dennis Prager Show” told his audience that his plan worked. Prager said he tested positive for the coronavirus last week.
“I have engaged with strangers, constantly hugging them, taking photos with them knowing that I was making myself very susceptible to getting covid,” he said. “Which is — indeed, as bizarre as it sounded — what I wanted, in the hope I would achieve natural immunity and be taken care of by therapeutics.”
“I have done what a person should do if one is not going to get vaccinated,” he continued.
“It is infinitely preferable to have natural immunity than vaccine immunity and that is what I have hoped for the entire time,” Prager explained… “That is exactly what has happened. It should have happened to the great majority of Americans.”
Did Prager even consider for one second that, due to his irresponsible actions, he could have potentially infected other individuals while he was pre-symptomatic or even asymptomatic? Of course, he didn’t:
Days before he announced he had tested positive, Prager was in Colorado, where he spoke at a campaign event for Heidi Ganahl, a Republican running for governor. Officials with her campaign told KUSA they were not aware of Prager’s plan to get infected with the coronavirus.
“We are reaching out to all those who attended to make sure they are informed,” Ganahl’s campaign told the station in a statement. “We encourage those who attended … to get tested and follow CDC guidelines if they experience any Covid-like symptoms.”
As for Prager’s treatment plan, you can already guess what it’s been:
He has received a course of Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment and told his audience that he has been following the “Zelenko Protocol,” an ineffectual combination of prescription drugs popular with the far right but not meant to treat COVID, and is now also taking ivermectin, an unapproved medication that is used in animals and humans to treat infections caused by parasitic worms and certain skin conditions, but again, not COVID.
And the irony of it all:
“Not everyone has the time or the inclination to learn what they need to learn and follow through with daily and/or weekly consumption. I think each individual has to make their own cost/benefit analysis of both therapeutics and vaccines. I was not comfortable getting an experimental vaccine produced with brand-new technology that had never before been deployed in humans on a mass scale without long-term safety data.
Regeneron monoclonal antibody cocktail is still in the experimental stages and has only been approved for emergency use by the FDA.
I did a Google search for reports on Prager and COVID, and I saw only three right-leaning outlets reporting on it. One actually had a report titled, “Liberals Pounce After Dennis Prager Says He’s Tested Positive for the Coronavirus”. [Ed. Oh, please! It’s not that he got it, it’s *how* he got it.] Clearly, tribalism rules, no matter how insipid the reason.
Anyway, here’s Prager making his announcement:
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) October 18, 2021