Isn’t it homophobic to declare a crisis caused by homosexuality?
I don’t… I don’t have any other jokes.
“New York City now has over 1,200 reported cases, approximately 25 percent of cases nationally, and we are continuing to see the numbers rise,” Adams said in a statement. “This order will bolster our existing efforts to educate, vaccinate, test, and treat as many New Yorkers as possible.”
The move followed a similar announcement from New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who declared a state disaster emergency on Friday night over the growing monkeypox outbreak. On Saturday, New York City issued a public health emergency declaration. The New York State Commissioner of Health declared monkeypox an “imminent threat to public health” on Thursday.
The local emergency declaration allows Adams to suspend some local laws and enact new rules in order to protect the health of city residents and control the virus’s spread.
On the state level, Hochul said, the declaration could lead to a swifter public health response and better vaccine distribution. It was enacted through executive order and allows EMS personnel, pharmacists, midwives, physicians and certified nurse practitioners to administer vaccines, the governor’s office said.
New York has recorded the most cases of the virus nationwide — 1,345 — followed by California with 799, according to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention data last updated Friday.
New York State was already in the process of securing more vaccines, expanding testing, and distributing information via a website and a text notification system, the governor’s office said. On Thursday, Hochul said a new federal government allotment would mean 110,000 additional doses of the monkeypox vaccine for the state, for a total of 170,000 so far.
In a statement about New York City’s public health emergency declaration on Saturday, Mayor Adams and Dr. Ashwin Vasan, commissioner of the city’s health department, estimated “that approximately 150,000 New Yorkers may currently be at risk for monkeypox exposure.”
Hochul emphasized the importance of getting vaccines to the communities most affected. The vast majority of cases worldwide have been among men who have sex with men, which was not the case in previous outbreaks of the virus.
All but 1% of U.S. monkeypox cases so far are people who were assigned male at birth, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday.
Are they seriously going to ban gay orgies?
.@meisabheena, a transgender activist, talks about increasing awareness around #monkeypox, taking preventative measures, and using WHO guidelines and resources to fight the current outbreak. #HealthforAll
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) August 1, 2022
I guess you could just say “we’re banning all orgies that involve anal,” but heterosexuals don’t really have orgies anymore. This isn’t the 1970s. I don’t know anyone who’s ever been to a heterosexual orgy. Actually, I do know people who have been to heterosexual orgies, but they were old people and they’re probably dead now, or at least they can’t get orgy-serious erections.
Someone’s doing the gay orgies.
Something about NYC & LA
— 🌴 Villain 🌴 (@testosteroneous) August 1, 2022
— Josh (@JoshuaG601) August 1, 2022
Same old story as convid! Rinse and repeat
— taengkomo (@xmang39) August 1, 2022
Here we go again. pic.twitter.com/rKkoQKgTQQ
— Wall Street Senpai (@WallStSenpai) August 1, 2022
Just hand out these. pic.twitter.com/JzjpaO3Q9I
— Davem (@superdaveqw) August 1, 2022
All victims received an mRNA vaccine… bet
— Vance Murphy (@vancemurphy) August 1, 2022