Basically - we needed to create a strain of monkeypox (because we didnt have any on hand) so we could you know, test it. Oh, and aren't we smart, now we can use similar PCR tests that we used for covid to detect this new strain. But don't you worry, we didn't make the complete virus, just a critical section of it. Whatever could go wrong?
And this comes out a few months before a new breakout of it and after actual planning for "what if" scenarios of global monkeypox. I mean, these people just don't care.
Too little, too late? NYC sexual health clinic offering monkeypox vaccine to gay and bi men is forced to close due to overwhelming demand, just days before Pride parties officials fear will trigger explosion in cases
New York City officials have come under fire for a botched rollout of moneypox vaccines for at-risk gay and bisexual men just two days before Pride — amid fears festivities for the annual event will trigger a surge in cases.
Thirty cases of the rash-causing virus have already been been detected in the Big Apple, with almost all among men who have sex with men.
In an attempt to stem cases, the city's Department of Health began rolling out vaccines at a walk-in center for gay or bisexual men who had multiple sexual partners over the last two weeks.
But after a line more than 100 men-long formed within hours, the city was forced to suspend the offer.
Monkeypox could become a 'permanently entrenched' STI in the US because early symptoms are 'easy to miss', Cornell expert warns - as cases jump to 244
Monkeypox may become a 'permanently entrenched' sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the US because its early symptoms are easy to miss, an expert has warned.
Dr Jay Varma, an epidemiologist at the Weill Cornell Medical School in New York City, said early infection signs are 'innocuous' and in hard to see places — like the inside of the anus — raising the likelihood it is missed.
America has recorded 244 monkeypox cases to date, with another 43 spotted this weekend across 25 states and Washington D.C.
Monkeypox Outbreak: CDC activates Emergency Operations Center to bolster agency’s response
The CDC's increased support comes as monkeypox Cases Continue To Spread Globally
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help "supplement" the agency’s ongoing response to the current monkeypox outbreak, according to a recent press release.
"This action stands up the CDC’s command center for monitoring and coordinating the emergency response to monkeypox and mobilizing additional CDC personnel and resources," the agency said.
Test tube labelled "Monkeypox virus positive" is seen in this illustration taken May 22, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help "supplement" the agency’s ongoing response to the current monkeypox outbreak, according to a recent press release. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo/File Photo)
Monkeypox is rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus that belongs to the orthopoxvirus genus, which also includes the virus that causes smallpox called variola virus.
The disease is endemic in Africa, but since May 2022 monkeypox cases have been identified in approximately 25 states in the U.S. among people returning from international travel and their close contacts domestically.
There are currently 244 monkeypox cases in the United States and 4357 cases globally in 48 locations, as of June 27.
NYC reveals that 95% of Monkeypox patients in the Big Apple are Men with ZERO women having been infected so far - and at least 60% are 'LGBQ': US case tally reaches 1,470
Monkeypox infections in New York City are overwhelmingly being found in men - with more than half of cases being detected among lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer people as well.
Of the 336 cases in the city - the most of any singular locality in America - 321 are among men, with no confirmed cases among women. The remaining five percent of cases are split between transgender persons and cases where the gender is unknown.
Transgender people were not included with the LGBQ community in the data.