1. Probably would help to fire the scientists and health officials responsible for keeping track of it too. Just in case, you know.

  2. Are people claiming it to be a hoax OR because of the physical manifestation of the disease and the fact that you look fugly catching it make it a legitimate health and medical concern????

  3. This is not a sequel. Sars-COV-2 reinfects and does damage with each infection. Asymptomatic infections, even in vaccinated and boosted, may have higher chances of developing long COVID. It damages your endothelium responsible for managing clots. Damages heart and other organ tissue. Can cause autoimmune disorders. The sequel is hundreds of millions disabled or with reduced quality of life as COVID drags on for ten, twenty or more years and people get infected multiple times because they think the pandemic is over and stop wearing masks and partying like it is.

  4. Just wait until the bifurcated needle comes out for the vaccine that causes a nasty little pustule that can spread and leaves a scar. The anti-vaxers will be wishing for the days of mRNA.

  5. Speaking of misleading: case count to population count is meaningless without also considering growth rate of cases.

  6. Not sure if you are American, but that didn't matter when the orange Cheeto was in charge. The media likes to create panic, and certain groups create fake outrage.

  7. In the traditional sigmoid curve for modelling infections, the population is basically irrelevant at the start of the curve. It's not like spain or germany are running out of people to infect, in which case population would be important.

  8. Do I have this right? There is actually only one approved monkeypox vaccine made by one relatively small company in Denmark. That is why the millions of doses on order won't be arriving until 2023.

  9. This is true, but not the whole picture. The vaccine for smallpox which you are describing is the historic vaccine, ACAM-2000, which is typically used in the United States in the context of certain deployments in the military. However, a new vaccine for smallpox (and also monkeypox) called Jynneos has been approved and is being produced, which functions more like a traditional vaccine in the context of the mechanics of delivery.

  10. Most everyone in the military has had the small pox vaccine. It’s only good for 10 years if I remember correctly. I actually have to get another one this year.

  11. As someone who has received the small pox vaccine within the last 10 years this description makes it sound way way worse than it is. When done correctly the “blister” is at worst described as a large pimple. I no one I know had any noticeable leaking. The contamination and infection of others is definitely a chance but also limited.

  12. Also, you cannot get this vaccine if you have had eczema or live with anybody that has or has had eczema. Life threatening reactions can occur.

  13. I can’t have live virus immunizations. I hope other people get it so I’m not fucked 😒

  14. I can't handle this shit anymore as a needle phobic...... I'm fully willing to take vaccines but in any other form, please! I'll even chug a gallon of an oral vaccine that tastes like ass!

  15. I mean...it's an obscure disease that wasn't relevant until now, and it's extremely easy to avoid getting. So why would there be manufacturing capacity for it...?

  16. Just to let you all know, on a per capita basis, there are many European countries that have a higher rate of Monkeypox per capita.

  17. From what I've read it's mostly spread through intimate contact. I did see an article about surface contamination but it was inconclusive... A big "maybe". So it looks like right now with what we do know spreading it is very tough if you compare it to something like Covid.

  18. Remember when COVID had 3,000 cases and it was national news? And now it’s been over 2 years and it’s still an issue but people just pretend like it’s not?

  19. Yeah but the number of cases isn't even that important, at some point covid only had a few thousand infected and look where we are now.

  20. Can someone explain this to me? I’m genuinely confused. If you take a different disease for example, like covid, it spreads because you become contagious before you become symptomatic, there are a lot of asymptomatic cases, and the symptoms can easily be explained away by allergies or a cold if you are wanting to be selfish and dumb. But with monkeypox, it only spreads when you have direct contact with someone else’s leaking pustules, right? Or their bloody bedding? So how is this disease spreading? I feel like you would look at someone with monkeypox and be like damn that motherfucker has monkeypox I definitely won’t be licking their pustules. What am I missing here?

  21. The pustules can look like pimples, it can be just one, they can be inside your mouth or mucuous membranes so you might not actually see them. And they don’t need to be bleeding just “oozing”.

  22. Close contact with the blisters. 99% of cases are man to man. In the article. The article lets you put two and two together.

  23. Just don’t kiss or fuck random people, carry hand sanitizer and you should be fine. This isn’t like covid where someone can cough 10 feet away from you and you’re exposed

  24. Because of course it does. Its the third most populous country that has resisdents that travel around the world. It is also one of the only countries in the top 10 populations to actually be testing actively

  25. No no, i heard that the US has more cases than the whole continent of Africa! They’re surely densely populated and actively testing, tracking and reporting this data

  26. You know what's really interesting to me in a lame, history nerd type of way is that it's long been debated among historians about whether many plagues were just 1 illness or several over a course of years working together to grind the population down. The example of the last few years has really shown that it could easily be the latter.

  27. Ahh, the don't use per capita numbers and pretend the US isn't a large Country trick. Click bait at its finest.

  28. Has more cases than India, China, and both Africa and South America...yes, the entire continents. All these have much higher populations than the US :P

  29. Just your reminder that the USA is a lot larger than other countries. There are 67 million people in france, 67 million in the UK and 329.5 million in the USA so obviously its a lot easier for us to have the most cases when we have 5x the population

  30. We are totally prepared to handle it, in that many of us will politicize and/or ignore it, maybe flat out deny that a crisis is occurring. Try our hardest to make it about anything except monkeypox.

  31. The sad thing is that the covid playbook wasn't even new. They just copied the same subversive tactics used during Spanish flu/HIV epidemics. Even the dumbass protest signs were essentially the same as protestors from a century ago.

  32. So, I will assume that if Monkey pox is passed by M2M sex, the outbreak will be largely isolated to right wing sympathizers and Christian fundamentalists?

  33. It’s not a sexually transmitted disease. It’s communicated by skin-to-skin contact. Shaking someone’s hand or brushing past them in a crowd could spread it.

  34. The global population and more importantly urban population density have gone up quite a bit in the last 100 years so it's not entirely surprising that we're more susceptible to diseases spreading more rapidly.

  35. We managed to avoid SARS, Ebola, H1Nx and all the other ones this century because we used to have a goddamn capable CDC... I wonder who gutted it just before COVID hit... Sus indeed.

  36. Who are the super spreaders, and what was their stance on vaccinations and masks a year ago? Just kidding. It was the same people. Prove me wrong. Ironic, isn't it?

  37. They're gay men who have multiple partners and so it spreads easily through their community. Taking a two week break from casual sex would flatten the curve better than anything the government could do.

  38. So, don’t take this wrong way , I blame the media because I feel they are the ones that spread it like they did

  39. For now it’s true. If it spreads outside that population you will be correct, gyms, contact sports, spas, etc would all have a hard time containing it.

  40. It’s not a sexually transmitted disease. It’s communicated by skin-to-skin contact. Shaking someone’s hand or brushing past them in a crowd could spread it.

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