The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern in late July — despite the fact its own advisory panel voted 9-6 against the declaration. Shortly after, President Biden declared monkeypox a public health emergency, while Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra assured that the White House was “prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus.”
If you don’t want to get it, then don’t engage in homosexual acts.
“Why the monkeypox outbreak is mostly affecting men who have sex with men,” Science wrote in late July.
“Monkeypox is being driven overwhelmingly by sex between men, major study finds,” NBC wrote, also in late July. That story went on to report that of “the 528 confirmed cases reviewed, 95% are believed to have transmitted during sex between men, according to a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine.”
This seems more sexually transmitted disease than generic virus.
Monkeypox has been around for some time but confined mostly to Africa. In the last few months, it’s gone global. Since May, more than 2,000 cases have been reported in 30-plus countries.
But it’s still a virus of sexual transmission. And it’s still a virus of sexual transmission within mostly the gay male community.
“The vast majority of cases in the current outbreak have been in MSM [men having sex with men community],” Science wrote. “Researches at the UK Health Security Agency, for example, asked patients to fill out questionnaires. Of 152 who did, 151 said they were MSM … the remaining patient refused to answer. Other countries have seen similar patterns.”
Monkeypox as a public health emergency of international concern? Eh. Not so much.
On top of that, those who contract monkeypox don’t die from it. Rashes develop, scabs form, ugly blisters pop up — particularly near the genital areas, as well as on the hands, feet, face and mouth. Fevers, chills, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, sore throats, coughs, nasal congestion — these are all signs and symptoms of monkeypox sufferers.
But monkeypox victims mostly heal and recover within two to four weeks.
So why the hysteria?
“We urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus,” Becerra said.
And newly named, newly appointed White House National Monkeypox Response Coordinator Robert Fenton said “this public health emergency will allow us to explore additional strategies to get vaccines and treatments more quickly out to impacted communities, and it will allow us to get more data from jurisdictions so we can effectively track and attack this outbreak.”
And there’s the clue of the government’s curiously overhyped response to monkeypox: more vaccine pushing, more contact tracing and surveillance of citizens. More normalizing of the government’s push for vaccines and contact tracing and surveillance of citizens. More normalizing of the notion that it’s the government’s responsibility, not the individual’s, to take care of private and personal health matters. More normalizing of the shift in America from a country of individualism to a country of collectivism, where citizens no longer take their rights from God but rather are given their marching orders from government — a government that trains the people to believe their reason for existence is only to benefit the greater good.
Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance — formerly known as GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization — is an organization created in 2000 to join pharmaceuticals to governments to private organizations to interested partners to speed the development, approval and sale of vaccines around the world. The alliance has been busily making monkeypox an international fear.
“Monkeypox: ‘This is an entirely new spread of the disease,’ ” Gavi wrote in its VaccinesWork online section in late June. “[T]he current epidemic is unprecedented for a number of reasons.”
In June, Gavi wrote this: “Africa ‘must step up surveillance’ to curb monkeypox.”
In July, from Gavi, this: “Global monkeypox outbreak underlines need for vigilance, engagement and solidarity with partners, countries and civil society.” In that piece, Gavi went on to call for countries to pitch in and provide the funds to purchase monkeypox vaccines, or at least the data to make more quickly, so as to fight off this “unprecedented spread” of this “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.”
That’s just a drop in the bucket of Gavi’s panic-button push of monkeypox threats. And who stands to benefit from this fear?
Bill Gates, for one. His foundation helped establish Gavi in 1999, and has since, been a major force in gathering partners — government entities with power to declare health emergencies and with access to tax dollars — to continue the rush for more vaccines, more vaccines, more vaccines.
More profits, more profits, more profits.
If you want to know why monkeypox is being billed as such a major health threat — despite its truly minor threat to health — just follow the money. The same people and partners who gained big from COVID-19 vaccines are involved in this monkeypox scheme. The tragedy is that so many Americans still believe their government health agencies are truly looking out for them.
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