Monkeypox Update: a Global Emergency?
Monkeypox is now a global emergency, but should it be? How dangerous is this virus? Is it the next covid? Now is the time to pray.
From Fox News. As the monkeypox virus becomes a health concern that Americans seem to hear about more and more, what are some of the best practices for avoiding the virus — and is it time to worry?
Fox News Digital talked on Monday with Dr. Marc Siegel, a physician and professor of medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, and a Fox News contributor, about the monkeypox virus.
He said the virus is usually not serious, though the rash is “painful” and “can cause scarring,” he said.
Dr. Siegel said that no one should get “in the gear of panic,” as many people did with the COVID pandemic….
Saying that health officials still believe “it’s mainly in the men-who-have-sex-with-men community,” Siegel shared that that is currently their “main focus.”
Dr. Siegel emphasized that, “given the difficulty of the spread of this thing, it’s not going to be like another COVID….”
The physician believes that a word of caution to the gay community is appropriate from health professionals, along with the advice to remain calm.
“Again, we don’t want to panic, treating this like COVID,” said Dr. Siegel.
“I’m more concerned about sexual transmission at this point,” he said….
What is monkeypox?
“Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox,” the CDC notes on its website….
What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
Monkeypox symptoms include headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, fever, backache, the swelling of lymph nodes and chills.
Within one to three days, a rash and lesions can also develop, according to the CDC….
From National File. The World Health Organization has declared what they call a global emergency over the monkeypox virus, which is being transmitted almost exclusively through sex between men and boasts less than a 1% fatality rate. Monkeypox, a disease almost unheard of in the Western World, reportedly came out of Africa and its current spread across the West has been traced back to a pair of gay sex parties that took place in Europe. Vaccine doses are being funneled to US cities with high populations of gay men, in whom over 99% of reported cases have been diagnosed, including DC, New York City, and San Francisco….
Months before the monkeypox emergency was declared, the US government began ordering freeze-dried doses of monkeypox vaccines, as National File reported at the time. The vaccines, which also protect against monkeypox relative smallpox, were produced by Facui-linked drug manufacturer Bavarian-Nordic, a Swedish biotech company….
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the monkeypox emergency in a Saturday press conference, announcing that “I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern.”
In declaring the emergency, he reportedly overruled an advisory panel that voted against it, though he says that the panel is only informal, and that he is ultimately the one who makes the decisions.
The World Health Organization has declared Monkeypox a global health emergency.
Here we go again.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) July 23, 2022
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