Racist, Homophobic Monkeypox is Getting a New Name

(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) In what might be a record case of global virtue-signaling, the World Health Organization, already notorious for failing to acknowledge the Wuhan Flu’s origins, has succumbed to the intersectionality inferno that reduces everything to the ashes of racism.WHO officials have announced that they plan to rename monkeypox because of its alleged derogatory and racist connotation, after already taking a battering from social justice mobsters for linking monkeypox to the LGBT community, even though upwards of 98% of recorded cases outside Africa are from men who have sex with men.
The decision to rebrand monkeypox was made following what WHO officials called current “best practices” for naming diseases, which turns out has nothing to do with diseases or medicine, but everything to do with appeasing perpetually woke leftists.
In naming diseases, the alleged scientists at the WHO said the organization tries to “avoid causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups, and minimize any negative impact on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare.”
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Is Monkeypox A Plague Of The End Times?

Sharing is Caring!by Michael
This monkeypox outbreak is now far worse than most of the experts originally anticipated.  The number of confirmed cases has continued to rise at an exponential rate, and many victims have experienced extreme agony for weeks after contracting the virus.  So could it be possible that monkeypox is a plague of the end times?  The Bible does tell us that “pestilences” will be one of the signs of the end times, and we have certainly seen multiple “pestilences” erupt over the past couple of years.  At first, a lot of people were dismissive of monkeypox because the corporate media made it sound like it wouldn’t be that serious.  But now we are learning the truth, and it is pretty horrifying.

As I write this article, there are now 39,791 confirmed cases around the globe.  The WHO says that the number of confirmed cases has risen another 20 percent in just the last week, and that is extremely alarming.
If the number of cases continues to double at the current rate, it won’t be too long before there are millions of victims.
One aspect of this disease that a lot of people don’t know about yet is the fact that it can leave you disfigured for life…
Silver Steele was covered in agonising blisters around his mouth that took around 20 days to worsen before getting better.
He still fears that what he initially thought was “razor burn” will now scarr his skin for life.
Silver Steele, the patient’s professional name as a porn actor, bravely used social media to share the picture to spread awareness.
Of course that isn’t the worst part of the disease.
The worst part is the pain.
Steele says that there were times that it felt like he was being repeatedly stabbed by knives…
“It hurt most when I ate. But there were times when I was literally just sitting there watching TV and all of a sudden it’s just like knives stabbing you,” he said.
“The pain was pretty intense.”
Many other victims have told us about the extreme pain that can come with this disease.
Some have described it as the worst pain that they have ever experienced in their entire lives.
Monkeypox can have some other terrifying consequences as well.  In Germany, one man actually had the skin on his nose turn black and start to die…
A monkeypox patient’s nose started to rot in one of the most shocking cases documented in the current outbreak.
The 40-year-old man, from Germany, went to his GP with a red spot on his nose which was initially dismissed as sunburn.
But within three days the skin on his nose started to die and turn black, leaving him with a painful, swollen scab.
You can see a photo of this right here, but I want to warn you that it is quite graphic.
There is still so much that we do not know about this plague.
But at this point, health experts are telling us that it is primarily being spread by men that have sex with other men.  The following comes from NBC News…
Since the outset of the global monkeypox outbreak in May, public health and infectious disease experts have told the public that the virus is largely transmitting through skin-to-skin contact, in particular during sex between men.
Now, however, an expanding cadre of experts has come to believe that sex between men itself — both anal as well as oral intercourse — is likely the main driver of global monkeypox transmission. The skin contact that comes with sex, these experts say, is probably much less of a risk factor.
But that isn’t the only way that it is spreading.
There have been lots of victims that have developed monkeypox without having sex with anyone.  Here is just one example…
A man noticed his first lesion and subsequently developed a rash about two weeks after attending a “large, crowded outdoor event at which he had close contact with others, including close dancing, for a few hours,” according to researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine. He tested positive for monkeypox after seeking care at an emergency department about a week later.
The patient’s “primary risk factor was close, nonsexual contact with numerous unknown persons at a crowded outdoor event,” the researchers wrote, and the case “highlights the potential for spread at such gatherings, which may have implications for epidemic control.”
And it is being reported that at least eight children in the United States now have monkeypox…
There have been at least eight confirmed cases of monkeypox in children in the United States.
According to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the eighth confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States is believed to be a child under the age of two, and this is also the first pediatric case of monkeypox reported in Texas.
The more this virus spreads, the more opportunities it is going to have to mutate.
And this will especially be true as it spreads to animals…
A family dog has tested positive for monkeypox virus in what may be the first human-to-dog transmission case ever recorded. Researchers raised the alarm after an Italian greyhound contracted the virus 12 days after its owners began to show their onset symptoms.
Two men attended Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, in Paris, France, on June 10, after developing anal ulceration six days after having sex. One man had been experiencing anal ulceration and a rash on his face, ears, and legs, while the other developed a rash just on his legs and back.
We are still only in the very early chapters of this crisis, and I have a feeling that it is going to get a whole lot worse.
So what does all of this mean?  Well, the truth is that I’m not sure.  We were specifically warned to watch for another pandemic that would involve sores on the skin, and now a global outbreak fitting that description is here.
Sadly, this is probably only just the beginning.  If we really are living in the end times, more pestilences will be coming.
I know that a lot of people out there may not be excited to hear that, but it is the truth.

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D.C. creates monkeypox dashboard; will update weekly going forward

Almost all of D.C.’s monkeypox cases are men, with the largest share being white and in their 30s, according to data released Wednesday by the District.

D.C. Health’s data showed that 98% of D.C.’s 350 monkeypox cases have been recorded in men.

White people made up 48% of the city’s reported cases, while Black people made up 37%.

The most affected age range was 30-34 (28% of all cases) followed by 35-39 (22%). Those between the ages of 25-29 (19%) and 40-49 (17%) also had significant representation in the data.

Vaccinations by sex have mainly gone to men (94%) and white people have received the majority of the District’s doses (62%). Black people make up 21% of the city’s vaccinated population.

Most cases are being reported in Ward 1 (21%), Ward 2 (20%) and Ward 5 (13%).

D.C. Health said that the dashboard will be updated every Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The data did not identify cases by sexual preference, but in a press conference last month Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, the former director of D.C. Health, said that gay men were most affected by the disease.

Dr. Nesbitt also said then what the publicly available data shows now — white men in their 30s were the most affected demographic.

The new process comes after a Monday letter from at-large D.C. councilmember Elissa Silverstein was sent to D.C. Health. The letter was signed by seven other councilmembers.

Part of the reason the letter was written was to ease the minds of those outside high-risk groups.

“Many residents who are not considered at high risk for monkeypox are scared for themselves and for their children who will return to school later this month,” Ms. Silverstein wrote. “They do not feel they have sufficient information to know what their own risk is or how to protect themselves and their family members.”

Ms. Silverstein also advocated for “equitable vaccine distribution” in her letter.

The District shifted to a one-dose strategy of monkeypox vaccinations last month in order to apply some level of protection to more people as it awaits more shipments from the federal government.

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NBC News: Research suggests monkeypox is spread by sex between men (and public health advice should reflect that)

There’s been a debate about how monkeypox is being transmitted since it first began making headlines in the US back in May. Eventually the conclusion seen in most public health warnings was that monkeypox was being spread by close skin-to-skin contact which naturally happens during sex. But today, NBC News reports on some new evidence which suggests it’s not skin contact but sex between men which is the main way the virus is spreading.

In recent weeks, a growing body of scientific evidence — including a trio of studies published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as reports from national, regional and global health authorities — has suggested that experts may have framed monkeypox’s typical transmission route precisely backward.
“A growing body of evidence supports that sexual transmission, particularly through seminal fluids, is occurring with the current MPX outbreak,” said Dr. Aniruddha Hazra, medical director of the University of Chicago Sexual Wellness Clinic, referring to monkeypox and to recent studies that found the virus in semen.
Consequently, scientists told NBC News that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health authorities should update their monkeypox communication strategies to more strongly emphasize the centrality of intercourse among gay and bisexual men, who comprise nearly all U.S. cases, to the virus’ spread.

NBC highlights an analysis of the question (How is monkeypox being spread?) which was published on Medium last week by Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine at USC. Dr. Klausner pointed to three specific pieces of evidence including a recent study which, “identified protracted shedding over 19 days of human monkeypox DNA in the semen of an infected individual.” Dr. Klausner called the identification of monkeypox as an STD a double-edged sword.
The ramifications of classifying human monkeypox as a sexually transmitted infection are double-edged. The stigma surrounding sexually transmitted infections in gay men and other sex with men limits healthcare seeking and partner-notification behaviors [18,19], directly subverting our primary means of outbreak control — namely, early identification and behavior change in infected individuals. Furthermore, such stigma can fuel further homophobia, particularly in areas without human rights protections for individuals who engage in same-sex relationships [20]. Conversely, failure to appropriately identify and disseminate to the public the predominant mode of transmission will likely perpetuate behaviors that are driving transmission. Identifying high-risk sub-populations, in this case gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men, who have multiple partners, will facilitate targeted awareness and education efforts, exposure reduction and other disease intervention activities such as testing, treatment and vaccination, which in turn may augment control efforts and prove to be cost effective. Such efforts are analogous to what was eventually implemented in partnership with community-based organizations to combat the human immunodeficiency virus pandemic with notable success [21].

Ultimately, Dr. Klausner comes down on the side of identifying the specific behavior that is likely to be spreading the disease, at least in the US outbreak.
The transmission dynamics of human monkeypox, at least across the United States and Europe, appears to be highly consistent with a sexually transmitted infection. Our public health response, therefore, should incorporate sexual health into its response to the current outbreak, including frank discussion of specific sexual behaviors like condomless anal sex that increase the risk for transmission.
As Allahpundit pointed out yesterday, that message doesn’t seem to be clear to people so far. At present, the general public is nearly as worried about the spread of monkeypox (61%) as are gay men (68%). How this confusion is happening isn’t much of a mystery. As Josh Barro pointed out on Substack last week, public health communication about the disease has been a mess. He singled out a particular interview an Oregon doctor gave to Oregon Public Broadcasting about the disease.
As you know from reading this newsletter, there are several ways that monkeypox can spread, but in this outbreak it largely is spreading though sexual contact between men. So, you would think, when the OPB host asked “what are the best ways for people to reduce their risk of contracting the virus?” Menza might have at least mentioned sex. Unfortunately, he did not. He found time to discuss the risks associated with a handful of other activities — being in an office, learning in a classroom, going to a bar or a club, massaging someone with monkeypox sores, etc. — but couldn’t quite bring himself to say “sex.”
Here’s his interminable answer to that simple question:
We can kind of try to put activities to specific risk levels. Things that I would say are unlikely to transmit hMPXV are things like taking public transportation, going out to eat, going to the grocery store, going to have coffee with friends, being in an office with your coworkers and learning in a classroom. Those things are all low-risk activities. Hanging out outside at a bar or a club or a cafe, totally low risk activities.
Being in more crowded spaces where there’s less clothing and more skin-to-skin contact, like a bar or club perhaps, that’s where that skin-to-skin contact comes into play. We’ve been trying to message to folks to just consider the amount of skin-to-skin contact you might expect in a situation or a place that you might be or an event that you might be attending.
And then the things that then move up in scale are things that include more prolonged skin-to-skin contact. Like perhaps massaging an area with skin that is affected by hMPXV, or hugging in contact with skin that is affected by hMPXV. Or perhaps cuddling. The other thing is we know that when we talk about respiratory secretions we think about saliva too. So things like kissing or sharing a toothbrush might be a little bit higher risk.
And then the things that have the most risk is when there’s that really direct prolonged skin-to-skin contact with the sores, the scabs or the fluids of the rash.

It really does come across as an answer designed to talk about everything except the activity most likely to spread the disease. And if you read on, the doctor in question eventually says explicitly that there are really two sets of messages, one for the general public and one for “community partners” who gave give the actual information needed to reduce transmission to the people who need it.
Menza knows something — that this outbreak is happening almost entirely through gay sex — but in this interview, he’s hiding the ball about that because he doesn’t trust the broad public with that information. He’s concerned that knowledge of this fact will cause people to stigmatize gay men.
Public health officials shouldn’t be playing these kinds of games. They should simply and accurate give the information to the entire public about who is at risk and how the disease is being spread. That shouldn’t be done in a way that stigmatizes and entire group of people. On the other hand it stigmatizes some risky sexual behaviors connected to the spread of the virus maybe that’s not such a bad thing under the circumstances.

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Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche: Warning Against Monkeypox Vaccinations

In America, the strategy to tackle the monkeypox outbreak is focused on vaccinations of people considered at-risk.Yet monkeypox vaccinations will drive adaptive evolution of the virus in the countries heavily vaccinated against Covid, such as the United States, warned Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche. That means that the virus will become more transmissible to cohorts other than homosexual and bisexual men. Because of the mechanism of their action, these shots would prevent the establishment of herd immunity. Moreover, Dr. Vanden Bossche called on people not to vaccinate against the seasonal flu and Covid.The current monkeypox outbreak is a result of the Covid vaccinations that are connected to Covid reinfections and the related reactivation of cytotoxic t-cells, reminded the scientist. That issue was discussed in detail in his previous interview with The New American.To view the previous interview, go to https://thenewamerican.com/dr-geert-vanden-bossche-covid-mass-vaccination-triggering-new-pandemics-and-epidemics/To follow Dr. Vanden Bossche’s work, please go to https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/To access Dr. Vanden Bossche’s paper on monkeypox vaccinations, please go to https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/scientific-blog/monkeypox

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First Dog Infected With Monkeypox After ‘Sharing Bed’ with Gay Men

Dog in France Catches Monkeypox from Gay Owners, Prompting CDC to Update Guidance on the Virus
By Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit, August 16, 2022:
Scientists have reported the first human-to-pet transmission of monkeypox when the dog of a gay French couple became infected after sharing a bed with its infected owners.

Early this summer, the 4-year-old Italian greyhound tested positive for the disease, not long after its French owners began experiencing symptoms, according to reports.
It is suspected that the gay men, ages 44 and 27, caught the virus as a result of having sexual contact with other men during their non-monogamous relationship.
“One man is Latino, aged 44 years, and lives with HIV with undetectable viral loads on antiretrovirals; the second man is White, aged 27 years, and HIV-negative,” according to a report published last week in the journal The Lancet.
After the owners developed ulcers, they went to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris for treatment on June 10th.
The owners attended the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris on 10 June after developing ulcers. They tested positive for monkeypox.
The gay couple said that they continued to share their bed with their dog. Who said they had been careful to prevent their dog from contact with other pets or humans from the onset of their own symptoms

It took less than two weeks after they were told they had the viral disease before their dog started showing symptoms of monkeypox, including pustules on its stomach.
A PCR test showed that the dog had monkeypox, and genetic sequencing showed that the strain matched the strain that its owners had, according to The Lancet.
“To the best of our knowledge, the kinetics of symptom onset in both patients and, subsequently, in their dog suggest human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox virus,” they wrote in a study published in the Lancet health journal this month.
“Our findings should prompt debate on the need to isolate pets from monkeypox virus-positive individuals. We call for further investigation on secondary transmissions via pets,” they added.
In light of recent studies suggesting that humans can spread monkeypox to their pets, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance on the issue to include dogs among the animals that are susceptible to infection.
“People can get infected with the virus through direct contact with infected animals, often while hunting, trapping, and processing infected animals or the infected body parts and fluids of animals.,” the CDC stated in its guidance.
“We are still learning which species of animals can get monkeypox. While we do not know if reptiles, amphibians, or birds can get monkeypox, it is unlikely since these animals have not been found to be infected with other orthopoxviruses,” the CDC stated.
“We are still learning about which mammals are susceptible to infection. We should assume any mammal can be infected with Monkeypox virus. The table shows which animals can be infected with Monkeypox virus or other closely related orthopoxviruses.”
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CDC announces changes amid criticism of handling COVID, monkeypox, other public health issues

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions on Wednesday announced changes to the country’s top public health agency, amid criticism about its response to COVID-19, monkeypox and other public health threats.The changes include internal staffing moves and steps to speed up data releases, according to the Associated Press.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told staffers the initiative was not ordered by the White House or other administration officials.
The Atlanta-based agency has a $12 billion budget and over 11,000 employees. 
The agency has long been criticized as being too slow and ponderous, focusing on data collection and analysis and not acting quickly in response to emerging health threats.
Such concern intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Walensky, who became director in January 2021, has acknowledged the agency has to move faster and communicate better.
Her reorganization proposal must be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services secretary. If approved, the changes start being implemented in early next year, the wire service also said.
Among the proposed changes:

Getting actionable data faster, instead of waiting for research to go through peer review and publication by the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Restructuring the agency’s communications office, further redesign of CDC websites for easier, faster use.

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FDA expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility to include “high-risk” children… HUH?

by Cassie B, DC Clothesline:

The FDA recently expanded its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the monkeypox vaccine, allowing it to be used in children under 18 who are considered to have a “high risk” of infection.
Before the updated EUA, “numerous” children had been given the vaccine via a special permission process despite not being authorized or approved for children, the FDA confirmed. The median age of people being infected by the virus is 35, and very few cases involving children have been reported so far in the U.S.
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Are there really that many children at risk of contracting a disease that is primarily spread through male homosexual activity? Some have made the argument that some children are exposed to the disease because they are being abused, but wouldn’t a better solution be to remove these children from the abusive situations that are putting them at risk?

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