DON’T SAY GAY: Public Health Officials Downplay Who Is TRULY At Risk For Monkeypox

Written by K. Walker on August 1, 2022

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In order to avoid stigma, the public health “experts” are making fools of themselves again and putting people at risk.

The outbreak of Monkeypox has almost exclusively among gay and bisexual men and a handful of people within their households, but the messaging of many public health experts hasn’t been that clear.

On July 23, World Health Organization declared Monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern.”

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus went against the majority decision of the committee which was against the decision.

Members of an expert committee that met on Thursday to discuss the potential recommendation were split on the decision, with nine members against and six in favour of the declaration, prompting Tedros himself to break the deadlock, he told reporters.
“Although I am declaring a public health emergency of international concern, for the moment this is an outbreak that is concentrated among men who have sex with men, especially those with multiple sexual partners,” Tedros told a media briefing in Geneva.
“Stigma and discrimination can be as dangerous as any virus,” he added.
Source: Reuters

Last week, The Guardian’s Monday Briefing headline was, “Gay and bisexual men are most at risk from monkeypox. Why aren’t we saying so clearly?”

It continues by saying that 98% of monkeypox cases globally are in gay and bisexual men and has “overwhelmingly transmitted through sexual contact” but even though that’s the case, there has been “a curious reticence in much of the public health messaging about saying so.”

But even that isn’t exactly accurate. Monkeypox is spreading among gay and bisexual men who have many sexual partners.

Dr. David Heymann, former head of WHO’s emergencies department, told the Associated Press that “the leading theory” to explain the origins of the current outbreak is sexual transmission among gay and bisexual men at two raves held in Spain and Belgium.

Monkeypox has not been categorized as a sexually transmitted disease, but clearly, it appears to be spreading this way.

Historically, monkeypox outbreaks in humans began because of contact with infected animals.

It can spread with “close contact with the lesions” of someone who is infected. Skin-to-skin contact, though not necessarily sexual, and contact with infected surfaces especially things like shared towels, bedding, clothing etc. This means that people who live in the same household as someone who is infected is at risk. So far, people — including children — who reside in the same household as a gay or bisexual man infected are making up the final 2% of cases.

This particular outbreak appears to be spreading primarily due to sexual contact because the pus-filled skin lesions are often found first in the initial point of contact — in this case, genital, rectal, and oral.

In a recent video, Dr. John Campbell shows the data that confirms sexual transmission.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the messaging “could have been better” in curbing monkeypox globally. He would know about bad messaging — he was responsible for the fearmongering about “close contact” spread of AIDS in the 80s, said that the messaging to curb the global spread “could have been better.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the world “could have done better” in curbing monkeypox globally, but the window remains open to get it under control.
“The challenge now with monkeypox is to try and implement [strategies and interventions] effectively, and in an equitable way — without inducing the spectre of stigma,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the U.S.
“We have these interventions and we’ve got to get them to the people who need it — things like vaccines,” he told The Current’s Matt Galloway…
…Though monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease, the rise in cases in recent months is predominantly affecting men who have sex with men. Contact tracing has tied outbreaks to sexual contact at raves in Europe.
Source: CBC

We are now being told that it’s “insensitive” and “stigmatizing” to tell gay men to stop having orgies and curb the number of sexual partners that they have.

Interesting that there’s now a concern over “stigma” when it comes to gay and bisexual men but it was totally fine to stigmatize the unvaccinated.

Actually, it was encouraged.

When COVID-19 began to spread, the world was shut down and “normal life” was suspended for weeks, months, in some places years at a time. (We’re looking at you, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada!)

We couldn’t travel, go to see family and friends, visit the sick in hospitals or nursing homes, funerals were limited, weddings postponed, fathers couldn’t enter the delivery room, and on and on…

But we can’t tell gay and bisexual men to stop having multiple sex partners for a while to stop the spread?!

One rather nasty Twitter thread that was spreading recently chronicled how one gay man who apparently films porn says that he contracted monkeypox. The thread has now been deleted but the archive is here.

He wrote, “So I finally got back into the swing of things and attended a friends birthday orgy Saturday the 9th. I had been watching the news on monkeypox but the general feelings on it really were and still are developing by the day. So I nor anyone else was especially worried, Especially since there had been only two confirmed cases in my entire county, and this group was all locals. AND the host of that group was a good friend and a nurse, so I trusted their judgement in still having the event happen. It was a great time, I think I came into sexual content with somewhere in the ballpark of 15-20 different men.

But wait, there’s more…

“The following Monday I was feeling totally fine. Filmed with two daddies, had a great time. Still definitely no symptoms. I knew I had plans made to go to another orgy on Thursday, so I took the days leading up off from sex, to minimize any risk of getting or spreading anything. So Thursday comes around and by this point I had gotten pretty nervous about mp. Like I said, it seemed like every day the conversation was getting more and more intense. So I spent the whole day doing research and reaching out to medical friends to get their opinions. Pretty much everyone and everything said the same thing: ‘there’s only a few cases in your county, risks are incredibly low at this point.’ So I made the educated risk to attend the orgy on Thursday. Wowzers did that blow up in my f*cking face in the end.”

That’s where it gets disgusting and if you want to know what “piss kink” is, go ahead and read that archived thread. Otherwise, I’ll spare you and sum it up.

He said he had “sexual contact with around 15 men, similar to the orgy on Saturday” then “on Friday I had a few quick hookups with local guys, 3 total, and on Saturday I have a four-way” with some of the kink crowd.

He then ends the thread, “My 2 cents: it’s reductive to tell gay people to not have sex, it didn’t work in the early days of AIDS and clearly it’s not working now. But do your best to make educated choices, check your counties case numbers frequently, and if you can, avoid groups and anon encounters.”

Really, dude?

If you belive that Twitter thread — which looks a lot like trolling, but so does pretty much everything on social media these days — that guy had sexual contact with somewhere between 39 and 44 people in one week but it’s “reductive” to tell gay people to not have sex?!

No. No, it isn’t.

It’s good public health, which these public health idiots seem to screw up at every opportunity.

How is the messaging being received? Well, check out the man on the street in this CBS News clip about New York declaring monkeypox an emergency…

Ah, yes… vaccinate everyone. Create a high demand for a vaccine that most people won’t need. Great plan, dude.

Or maybe, the answer is to stop the gay orgies, stop having sex with multiple partners, and maybe put some sort of warning on Grindr.

If healthy people had to upend their entire lives for years because of COVID, promiscuous gay men can keep it in their pants for a few months.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker