Biden: Monkeypox is national emergency

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By RICHIE MALOUF | THE CENTER SQUARE

The Biden administration on Thursday declared monkeypox a national public health emergency. It came shortly after Biden had appointed Robert Fenton to head the coordinated national response.

The declaration may hasten the distribution of vaccines and tests as case numbers grow. As of Wednesday, 6,617 cases had been diagnosed in all but two states, with the heaviest outbreaks in New York, California, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, and Texas.

“This public health emergency will allow us to explore additional strategies to get vaccines and treatments out more quickly to the impacted communities,” Fenton said. “It will allow us to get more data from jurisdictions so we can effectively track and attack this outbreak.”

New York, California, and Illinois issued public health emergency declarations earlier this week.

The disease is almost exclusively within the gay community of men having sex with multiple men, but, like HIV, that will change in time to include other people having sex with multiple partners. For instance, sex workers may be at risk, as would those with promiscuous lifestyles.

We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus,” Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said during a media briefing.

The World Health Organization, on its website, says, “Most reported cases so far have been identified through sexual health or other health services in primary or secondary health-care facilities and have involved mainly, but not exclusively, men who have sex with men.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on its website, says, “Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact,” and “contact can happen during intimate contact, including oral, anal, and vaginal sex or touching the genitals or anus of a person with monkeypox.” It also says, “A pregnant person can spread the virus to their fetus through the placenta.”

The WHO has advised men to reduce the number of their sexual partners.

“For men who have sex with men, this includes, for the moment, reducing your number of sexual partners, reconsidering sex with new partners, and exchanging contact details with any new partners to enable follow-up if needed,” said the WHO’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus.

The WHO and CDC say the virus can also spread through direct contact with monkeypox rash, scabs, or body fluids from a person with monkeypox, or touching objects, fabrics, and surfaces that someone with monkeypox has used. 

Over 90% of all reported monkeypox cases are in young men; however, many have pushed for the destigmatization of those most likely to be infected.

25 COMMENTS

  1. I suggest 2 weeks of abstinence and/ or monogomy and quarantine in the specifically affected communities “to slow the spread”…

  2. Get your government approved monkey-masks now and avoid the rush!
    Stock up on groceries and entertainment material.
    Forget about voting in person in November – others will do it for you.
    Here we GOOOOOOOOO!

  3. Monkeypox only affects LGBTQ and mostly homosexual men. Why is this a national emergency matter? Right up there with Covid? We all know how its transmitted. No mystery there. Health, uncleanliness, immoral, and psychological issues are the drivers. So, if it’s a national emergency, the rest of the straight population should avoid homosexual men for their safety? Is this what the Joe Biden Adminstration expects?

    • No. Joe Biden thinks that homosexuality is a great thing. It helps reduce the population because there are less births and homosexuals will die from disease as a result of their immoral behavior. Fewer people on the planet will reduce fossil fuel consumption, and thus, less carbon emission which will save the planet. Yes, says Joe. We definitely need more homosexuals.

  4. You do realize who catches this stuff and why.
    Right.
    What are there , a dozen kids in the entire Nation with it?
    This is just another Covid thing…

  5. Tax dollars spent to underwrite aberrant behavior. There’s something inherently wrong about this and we’ll need a religious nutter to weigh in for sure. Where’s Jen?

  6. An emergency if you are homosexual or bisexual and engage in physical contact with multiple partners, this is dumber than the covid scam

  7. Don’t you see? They want to normalize aberrant behavior, so they try to make you believe normal people are just as likely to get “Schlong Covid” as homosexuals are.

  8. Did blue state blow through all the COVID money already? Did big pharma and the multinational med supply companies spend all theirs? Cases especially high in San Fran and NYC, wow, didn’t see that coming.

  9. While this will spread to others, like HIV/AIDS, it is and will always remain a disease among the male homosexual community and a gift from them to the overall human race. We will have to put up with this crap for the long haul, including billions of dollars fighting its spread, when all it should require is a small bit of personal discipline from a handful of undisciplined people.

  10. How are they going to turn this into mail in voting and ballot drop boxes.
    That is going to be some interesting pretzel logic, but I am sure it is coming.

  11. So a year ago, if you held a church service, you were endangering others.. now we have a disease that basically affects men who have sex with men, and specifically those who have many partners, and no one is going to call out this behavior as, at a minimum, reckless?

    That’s where we are at. You’ve government has no problem shaming you, calling you selfish, fining or even imprisoning you, if you go to church when they say not to, but is loathe to tell you that it’s not a good idea for men to have sex with many other male partners, indiscriminately, in the middle of an outbreak of a disease that targets that exact population and behavior.

    This madness, is what the left, and the feckless wealthy elite that own them, has brought you..

  12. Driving up the dirt road does not constitute a need for national emergency, this is an embarrassment to this country, seek mental health.

  13. So, the aids creation scare was created by Fauci. It has now EVOLVED to the monkey pox hoax. Sounds like the plandemics are de -evolving but just keep getting rebranded to fit their agenda. The real Biden died two years ago and one of the actors playing fake Joe last week was on life support. Go figure. The BS they have to create just to deceive humanity.

  14. Blah Blah…just another way to liberate some more tax dollars from pesky rules and spend the way you want. Less than 6000 cases nation wide a national emergency does not make. Looks more like the Fauci cult is trying to hang on to relevancy and power, as the public is finally done with their Covid hysteria.

    • I remember the jokes in the early 80s when hallowed movie star Rock Hudson came out with AIDS. The media made him a hero, and the beat goes on. Look for more drivel on Monkey Pox and the heroes they invent. Vomit!

  15. Any time you go against God’s laws and commandments, the outcome will never, ever be good. Sodomy has been from the beginning of time, and so has the clear warning from God’s Word that it, like all sin, is an abomination, and that sex is clearly to be in the confines of marriage, strictly between a man and a woman. God has much to say in His Holy Word about men having sex with men, women having sex with women and mankind having sex with beasts, animals. Destruction is sure to follow, as it did in the Bible for Sodom and Gomorrah. AIDS, monkey pox and STD’s are the price people pay for choosing to live in that lifestyle. God is a loving and just God, that’s why He forewarns ahead of time. The sad thing is, many don’t care about what God says, so on they go, doing their own thing, what is “right in their own eyes,” destroying themselves and others in the process. Even if you don’t believe in God or His Word, the Truth of God’s Word and God Himself never changes and never will.

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