Monkeypox will become established in the pediatric and general population and will transmit through daycares and schools.
It is not an STD. It is like MRSA.
This isn’t rocket science.
— Denise Dewald, MD 🗽 (@denise_dewald) July 22, 2022
A new study has shown 95% of monkeypox cases have been transmitted through sexual activity.
US health officials are concerned that it could become an entrenched STD, like gonorrhea, herpes or HIV.https://t.co/mdpbHv9puh
— DW News (@dwnews) July 22, 2022
I remember back in the old days, when Westboro Baptist Church was saying things like “God hates fags” and “fags doom nations.”
People made fun of them, like “fags are surely not going to doom our nation.”
Well, it turns out Westboro was right, actually. Our nation has been totally doomed by fags.
The spread of monkeypox in the U.S. could represent the dawn of a new sexually transmitted disease, though some health officials say the virus that causes pimple-like bumps might yet be contained before it gets firmly established.
Experts don’t agree on the likely path of the disease, with some fearing that it is becoming so widespread that it is on the verge of becoming an entrenched STD — like gonorrhea, herpes and HIV.
But no one’s really sure, and some say testing and vaccines can still stop the outbreak from taking root.
So far, more than 2,800 U.S. cases have been reported as part of an international outbreak that emerged two months ago. About 99% have been men who reported having sex with other men, health officials say.
Health officials are not sure how fast the virus has spread. They have only limited information about people who have been diagnosed, and they don’t know how many infected people might be spreading it unknowingly.
They also don’t know how well vaccines and treatments are working. One impediment: Federal health officials do not have the authority to collect and connect data on who has been infected and who has been vaccinated.
With such huge question marks, predictions about how big the U.S. outbreak will get this summer vary widely, from 13,000 to perhaps more than 10 times that number.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the government’s response is growing stronger every day and vaccine supplies will soon surge.
Are heterosexuals planning to take this vaccine?
Can you imagine?
Firstly, the vaccine probably doesn’t work, but secondly, unless you’re a woman who is going to have anal sex with men who have anal sex with men (Andy Warski type characters), then you are not at risk.
In general, heterosexuals should not have anal sex. This is some really bizarre idea that people got from porno. Women are unique in that they have a hole you can put your penis into that is not a poop hole.
“I think we still have an opportunity to contain this,” Walensky told The Associated Press.
Monkeypox is endemic in parts of Africa, where people have been infected through bites from rodents or small animals. It does not usually spread easily among people.
But this year more than 15,000 cases have been reported in countries that historically don’t see the disease. In the U.S. and Europe, the vast majority of infections have happened in men who have sex with men, though health officials have stressed that anyone can catch the virus.
It spreads mainly through skin-to-skin contact, but it can also be transmitted through linens used by someone with monkeypox. Although it’s been moving through the population like a sexually transmitted disease, officials have been watching for other types of spread that could expand the outbreak. There have been several cases like that: Officials on Friday said they were aware of two children with monkeypox in the U.S., and at least eight women.
Symptoms include fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and the bumps on parts of the body. The illness has been relatively mild in many men, and no one has died in the U.S. But people can be contagious for weeks, and the lesions can be extremely painful.
When monkeypox emerged, there was reason to believe that public health officials could control it.
The tell-tale bumps should have made infections easy to identify. And because the virus spreads through close personal contact, officials thought they could reliably trace its spread by interviewing infected people and asking who they had been intimate with.
It didn’t turn out to be that easy.
With monkeypox so rare in the U.S., many infected men — and their doctors — may have attributed their rashes to some other cause.
Contact tracing was often stymied by infected men who said they did not know the names of all the people they had sex with. Some reported having multiple sexual interactions with strangers.
Unlike coronavirus, which was a hoax, monkeypox does appear to be a real disease. But homosexuals have always gotten all of these weird diseases.
Here’s a fun fact: HIV virus is a hoax, and so-called “AIDS” is really just something called “GRIDS” (Gay-Related Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome).
It’s possible for real sickos (Andy Warski types) to do anal with men and then do anal with a woman, transferring the diseases to the woman. But the woman can’t then transfer the disease to the heterosexual population. So there isn’t really a threat of the disease leaving the homo population.
I am not homosexual, so no worries!
— Debbie B (@ldbowman84) July 22, 2022
No issues for normal people with this one.
— TXsomeone (@TXsomeone) July 22, 2022
If only there were a way to contain a sexually transmitted disease.
— Bitter Blue Betty (@BitterBlueBetty) July 22, 2022
its not an STD, framing it as “another gay disease like HIV” is not doing public health any favors. do better!!!
— vic 💛 (@thebelovedqueer) July 22, 2022
Reported for healthcare misinformation.
— hotjugsbev3🏳️🌈 ☭ – I ❤️ Abortion!! (@hotjugsbev3) July 22, 2022
This isn’t an STI. 🙄 Come on AP, stop watching Fox News.
— Carl’sCorner ☮️❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤍🤎🖤 (@shipshape555) July 23, 2022
Hey @MikeStobbe this is a dogshit article and blatant medical misinformation to call monkeypox an STD.
— Savvy ☭ (@sleepisocialist) July 23, 2022
This is absolutely incorrect and dangerous
— Stephen (@circastephen) July 23, 2022
It’s not an STI. Correct this immediately.
— Hours Left (@HoursLeft) July 22, 2022
Completely irresponsible report. This is not an STD. It is transmitted without sex. Reported for misinformation.
— Jorge (he/him) (@motoridersd) July 22, 2022
Reported for misinformation.
— 天照大神☀️ (@Kagetsyu) July 22, 2022
It’s not an STD.
— Myrrh | They / Neopronouns (@Nightinghawk) July 22, 2022