Monkey Pox - A Primer

Dr. Robert Malone offers his assessment of the threat level of the latest public health issue gracing the headlines in MSM. With one significant caveat, he does not see it as a significant threat.
Those so inclined can find the complete piece on Malone’s SubStack -HERE-

The symptoms of monkeypox are somewhat similar to, but much milder than smallpox disease. The general clinical presentation of the disease caused by the West African monkey pox clade virus involves Influenza-like symptoms — fever, body aches, chills — together with swollen lymph nodes. A rash on the palm of the hand is often observed. …..

There is no evidence of asymptomatic transmission…..

Therefore, disease spread can be readily controlled by classical public health interventions such as contact tracing, temporary quarantine of those who have had physical contact with someone who is infected, and longer term quarantine of those who develop symptoms.”

We may also already have some level of protection.

“Key takeaway: this is not influenza or COVID - this virus mutates slowly, it is not highly infectious, naturally acquired immunity is potent and long lasting, and Orthopox vaccines [i.e. common smallpox vaccinations] are usually cross protective.” [my bracketed addition]

And now for the major caveat…..

“In my opinion, the 119 Million dollar smallpox vaccine purchase which was just authorized by the US HHS and Biden administration represents an unnecessary and unwarranted expense, unless there are data showing that the current strain is significantly different from the historic predecessor strains within this clade.” [my bold]

I’m sure hoping there is no link to one of our many bio research facilities.

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Belgium Begins Monkeypox Quarantines, Biden Warns “Everybody Should Be Concerned”

On Sunday, US President Joe Biden said that the recent spread of monkeypox is “something that everybody should be concerned about.”

“It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would be consequential,” he said, speaking from Osan Air Base in South Korea where he was meeting with troops before the Japan leg of his Asia trip.

Biden is reportedly receiving regular updates, according to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, who told the traveling press pool that the United States has vaccines “available to be deployed.”

...Symptoms are usually mild – with most patients recovering within a few weeks with no treatment...
Nobody has died of the viral disease to date in the latest outbreak.

Thanks for the Malone link!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

They laughed, "Here we go again with vaccines or die bs".
Monkeypox may be a hard sell.
My dread is that it comes from a bioweapons lab, you know, the ones created for our protection. If so, the virus could twist and turn and be unrecognizable.

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2 cases of monkeypox reported in Utah today. My question is how many cases were there in the past that we just never heard about? My other question is are they calling it monkeypox when it’s something else that they don’t want us to know about?

Malone references this current essay posted here. I read it yesterday and I agree with him that it’s fear porn because why not?

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UN Agency Condemns 'Homophobic and Racist' Monkeypox Reporting

As the World Health Organization said it expects more cases of monkeypox to be identified around the world, the United Nations HIV/AIDS agency on Sunday denounced what it and numerous public health experts called bigoted Western media coverage of a disease that "can affect anyone."

UNAIDS lamented in a statement that "some public reporting and commentary on Monkeypox has used language and imagery, particularly portrayals of LGBTI and African people, that 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 agency added.

UNAIDS deputy executive director Matthew Kavanagh warned that "stigma and blame undermine trust and capacity to respond effectively during outbreaks like this one."

"Experience shows that stigmatizing rhetoric can quickly disable evidence-based response by stoking cycles of fear, driving people away from health services, impeding efforts to identify cases, and encouraging ineffective, punitive measures," he noted.

Although the World Health Organization (WHO)—which on Friday held an emergency meeting on the monkeypox outbreak—said Saturday that "based on currently available information, cases have mainly but not exclusively been identified amongst men who have sex with men seeking care in primary care and sexual health clinics," public health experts stressed that monkeypox is not a "gay disease."

"It wasn't until it became obvious that HIV infections were not confined to the gay community that more resources and a political will to seriously tackle the crisis were set in motion," Titanji added. "Four decades later, the dynamic of the HIV epidemic has been completely transformed by highly effective treatment and prevention strategies."

I’m seeing conflicting information on how it’s spread. One thing that won’t be helpful would be to blame people for contracting it. We did that before and I saw how hurtful it was first hand. Let’s keep our minds open.

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