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"Biden: Monkeypox threat doesn’t rise to level of COVID-19", so why did you say what you said Joe? "Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe", "CDC sounds alarm for gay & bisexual men"
“We know monkeypox can spread when there is close contact with the lesions of someone who is infected, and it looks like sexual contact has now amplified that transmission,”
CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as monkeypox spreads in community
Biden: Monkeypox threat doesn’t rise to level of COVID-19
We always knew that Joe. So why did you go out recently to scare the nation? You achieved what you intended.
‘Everybody Should Be Concerned’ About Monkeypox, Biden Warns
Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe
We knew this and have said this. Then why the hysteria and misinformation and duplicity by the media? “We know monkeypox can spread when there is close contact with the lesions of someone who is infected, and it looks like sexual contact has now amplified that transmission”…”Health officials say most of the known cases in Europe have been among men who have sex with men”…“It’s very possible there was somebody who got infected, developed lesions on the genitals, hands or somewhere else, and then spread it to others when there was sexual or close, physical contact,” Heymann hypothesized. “And then there were these international events that seeded the outbreak around the world, into the U.S. and other European countries.”
I wish to be more straightforward in this substack for if we can share information at some level that could help us reduce risk, we should.
If the monkeypox lesions/pustules can appear on genitals (we know medically and as reported), this may be why there is a reported heightened risk among bisexuals and men who have sex with men. This elevated risk has drawn recent warnings by CDC. Given the mode of sexual intimacy, this may increase the risk of transmission (bursting of the lesions/pustules etc.) and thus this at-risk group must be informed etc. If what is stated here can account for the risk of spread, then it is important to have frank discussions to help inform the risk group so as to reduce risk and morbidity. This may indeed help explain why the elevated risk in gay and bisexual males and offers an opportunity to acutely public service message to this group. We would also want to collect data from females in such similar relationships to establish if there is a risk differential by gender.
Dr. John Brooks, a CDC official, emphasized that anyone can contract monkeypox through close personal contact regardless of sexual orientation. However, Brooks said many of the people affected globally so far are men who identify as gay or bisexual. Though they may have greater chance of exposure to monkeypox right now, that doesn’t mean the risk is limited only to the gay and bisexual community, he cautioned.
“We want to help people make the best informed decisions to protect their health and the health of their community from monkeypox,” Brooks said.
Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease, which is generally passed through semen or vaginal fluid, but it can be transmitted through sexual and intimate contact as well as through shared bedding. The virus spreads through contact with body fluids and sores, Brooks said.
UNAIDS released a statement on Sunday condemning reporting on monkeypox that includes “portrayals of LGBTI and African people” that the agency said “reinforce homophobic and racist stereotypes and exacerbate stigma.”
“Lessons from the AIDS response show that stigma and blame directed at certain groups of people can rapidly undermine outbreak response,” the group’s statement said.