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2022-05-24 2:51:56 PM  
"This is not the kind of spread we've seen in West Africa, so there may be something new happening in the West," he said.

Yeah, some right-wing, anti-gay nutter, with intercontinental travel means, is doing it intentionally.  Likely an older individual or even a younger one previously in an armed forces (either would have a smallpox vaccine, which would embolden them).

Incidentally this is why you should do everything you can to eradicate pathogens that can be preserved indefinitely, are marginally fatal, are airborne, and have relatively widely-available vaccines.
 
2022-05-24 3:22:08 PM  
"It's just the flu" part 2?
 
2022-05-24 3:22:46 PM  
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2022-05-24 3:23:19 PM  
"I'm stunned by this. Every day I wake up and there are more countries infected," said Oyewale Tomori

Put this man in a medically-induced coma!

You're welcome, planet Earth.
 
2022-05-24 3:24:58 PM  
I baffle you with flavor.
 
2022-05-24 3:25:16 PM  
Maybe all the Fark'n around with COVID has brought about a finding out that's completely bananas when it comes to Monkeypox? Crazier things have happened I'm sure.
 
2022-05-24 3:26:41 PM  
In Germany, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the government was confident the outbreak could be contained.

Remember when countries said this about COVID? Good times, good times.
 
2022-05-24 3:27:26 PM  

burber: "It's just the flu" part 2?


At least we know there will be no mask wearing or social distancing. That will save time and effort.
 
2022-05-24 3:29:07 PM  
They accidentally put it in the covid vaccine.
 
2022-05-24 3:29:26 PM  
Baby can you dig your- AHHHB WHAT THE FARK IS HAPPENING!!!
 
2022-05-24 3:29:56 PM  
I read that it happened at a Euro-sex-rave and I am ready to pass that along as a fact to others.
 
2022-05-24 3:30:13 PM  
So far Pestilence and War have arrived. If the war in Ukraine continues and disrupts the food supply chain we should see Famine soon enough. All that's left is fire and brimstone coming down from the skies, rivers and seas boiling. Then I guess forty years of darkness along with earthquakes, volcanoes...I mean dogs and cats living together? We're doomed.
 
2022-05-24 3:31:02 PM  

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"I'm in insurance.." has got to be one of my favorite last lines in recent movie history.

/yes, recent
 
2022-05-24 3:32:05 PM  
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2022-05-24 3:32:44 PM  
"Baffled", lol.
 
2022-05-24 3:33:40 PM  
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2022-05-24 3:33:48 PM  

burber: "It's just the flu" part 2?


I keep hearing that it is mostly associated with Gay and Bi dudes who had sex at a Spanish orgy.  Then it spread from there.
 
2022-05-24 3:34:29 PM  
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2022-05-24 3:34:56 PM  

burber: "It's just the flu" part 2?


Naw,
80 cases world wide with no deaths is hardly comparable to the flu.
 
2022-05-24 3:35:01 PM  
Oh, I think they know.

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2022-05-24 3:35:30 PM  
That's because the Monkeypox is coming from  INSIDE THE HOUSE

That's right... we're devolving. The nazi shiatposters on Twitter & 4chan should've told ya
 
2022-05-24 3:35:32 PM  
 
2022-05-24 3:36:46 PM  
They are baffled.  Will a full on hard core military enforced lockdown work?  Or has the monkeypox learned from covid and it now has quantum teleportation powers and no place within causality linked space time is safe?
 
2022-05-24 3:36:49 PM  

koder: "This is not the kind of spread we've seen in West Africa, so there may be something new happening in the West," he said.

Yeah, some right-wing, anti-gay nutter, with intercontinental travel means, is doing it intentionally.  Likely an older individual or even a younger one previously in an armed forces (either would have a smallpox vaccine, which would embolden them).

Incidentally this is why you should do everything you can to eradicate pathogens that can be preserved indefinitely, are marginally fatal, are airborne, and have relatively widely-available vaccines.


Right.  You must be missing the articles pointing out that the majority of people with monkeypox are gay men that engaged in sex at pride festivals in Spain and Belgium - or were intimate with someone who did.

I know that's not a convenient fact, but don't create a conspiracy narrative (lie) that targets your political enemies because you don't like the facts.  The truth matters always.

Monkeypox outbreak likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe, says WHO expert | PBS NewsHour
 
2022-05-24 3:38:26 PM  

garron: koder: "This is not the kind of spread we've seen in West Africa, so there may be something new happening in the West," he said.

Yeah, some right-wing, anti-gay nutter, with intercontinental travel means, is doing it intentionally.  Likely an older individual or even a younger one previously in an armed forces (either would have a smallpox vaccine, which would embolden them).

Incidentally this is why you should do everything you can to eradicate pathogens that can be preserved indefinitely, are marginally fatal, are airborne, and have relatively widely-available vaccines.

Right.  You must be missing the articles pointing out that the majority of people with monkeypox are gay men that engaged in sex at pride festivals in Spain and Belgium - or were intimate with someone who did.

I know that's not a convenient fact, but don't create a conspiracy narrative (lie) that targets your political enemies because you don't like the facts.  The truth matters always.

Monkeypox outbreak likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe, says WHO expert | PBS NewsHour


Good news.  We have a pride festival coming up soon in SF.  Monkeypox ACTIVATE!
 
2022-05-24 3:38:40 PM  

mononymous: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/monkeypox-likely-spread-sex-two-raves-europe-expert-says-rcna30055

https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/who-expert-david-heymann-says-monkeypox-outbreak-came-from-sex-at-european-raves/

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3498163-sex-at-two-europe-raves-may-explain-unusual-monkeypox-outbreaks-says-who-expert/


Nobody ever invites me to anything. Shucks.
 
2022-05-24 3:39:03 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: "Baffled", lol.


Translated for UK readers: Boffins baffled by bumps. Blimey!
 
2022-05-24 3:39:07 PM  
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2022-05-24 3:39:30 PM  

mononymous: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/monkeypox-likely-spread-sex-two-raves-europe-expert-says-rcna30055

https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/who-expert-david-heymann-says-monkeypox-outbreak-came-from-sex-at-european-raves/

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3498163-sex-at-two-europe-raves-may-explain-unusual-monkeypox-outbreaks-says-who-expert/


Well, there goes my vacation plans. . .
 
2022-05-24 3:39:56 PM  
Regardless of the how's and why's there is one thing that you can count on:  The GQP will make things worse.
 
2022-05-24 3:41:13 PM  
Wait...they traced this to two Euro sex parties?  I'm assuming this is all over xvideos.....
 
2022-05-24 3:41:50 PM  

Walker: In Germany, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the government was confident the outbreak could be contained.

Remember when countries said this about COVID? Good times, good times.


To be fair, I don't think there are any confirmed COVID cases outside of Earth, so it is 100% contained.

Even if a person could cough at the speed of light COVID wouldn't even make it outside of our solar system before it died outside of a human host.
 
2022-05-24 3:43:17 PM  

dennysgod: Regardless of the how's and why's there is one thing that you can count on:  The GQP will make things worse.


I'm betting everyone freaking out over this being linked to gay men and the added stigma wanting to hush that part of the outbreak is going to make it worse, because the people that really need to be worried about it aren't going to be properly message-targeted.

And that sure isn't the GOP.
 
2022-05-24 3:46:34 PM  

raerae1980: Wait...they traced this to two Euro sex parties?  I'm assuming this is all over xvideos.....


Time to investigate...for science!
 
2022-05-24 3:48:30 PM  
The mortality rate is near 0. People are just freaking out because it's endemic to the African continent. Well, was endemic to the African continent. It's not the airborne version with a 10% mortality rate.... Yet.
 
2022-05-24 3:49:18 PM  
Well, maybe someone ought to check the bioweapons locker in Russia.
 
2022-05-24 3:49:27 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: garron: koder: "This is not the kind of spread we've seen in West Africa, so there may be something new happening in the West," he said.

Yeah, some right-wing, anti-gay nutter, with intercontinental travel means, is doing it intentionally.  Likely an older individual or even a younger one previously in an armed forces (either would have a smallpox vaccine, which would embolden them).

Incidentally this is why you should do everything you can to eradicate pathogens that can be preserved indefinitely, are marginally fatal, are airborne, and have relatively widely-available vaccines.

Right.  You must be missing the articles pointing out that the majority of people with monkeypox are gay men that engaged in sex at pride festivals in Spain and Belgium - or were intimate with someone who did.

I know that's not a convenient fact, but don't create a conspiracy narrative (lie) that targets your political enemies because you don't like the facts.  The truth matters always.

Monkeypox outbreak likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe, says WHO expert | PBS NewsHour

Good news.  We have a pride festival coming up soon in SF.  Monkeypox ACTIVATE!


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2022-05-24 3:50:28 PM  
Jynneos had scheduled a meeting with the World Health Organization for this week to discuss increased production of the vaccine. Now, they scheduled that meeting about 6 months ago, because of the start of the World Health Assembly.

In the meantime, Bavarian Nordic will be working to build awareness of the disease.

A conspiracy-minded individual could have some fun wondering whether a pharmaceutical corporation would have any incentive to... be a little ethically questionable. Personally, I can't think of a reason.

Capital Increase in Bavarian Nordic A/S as a Result of Employee Warrant Exercise
 
2022-05-24 3:50:34 PM  

garron: Monkeypox outbreak likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe, says WHO expert | PBS NewsHour


Damnit.

I was hoping it was a Native American selling blankets on Etsy or Amazon Marketplace as an giant F U to white people.
 
2022-05-24 3:56:51 PM  
Sounds like a fun rave... if you don't count the monkey pox stuff.
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2022-05-24 3:59:51 PM  

BaseballFan: Well, maybe someone ought to check the bioweapons locker in Russia.


Saw a comment on reddit saying it's the latest thing out of the Wuhan lab. 🤦🏼‍♂
 
2022-05-24 4:00:32 PM  
Putin is experimenting with delivery systems for smallpox.
 
2022-05-24 4:04:06 PM  

mononymous: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/monkeypox-likely-spread-sex-two-raves-europe-expert-says-rcna30055

https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/who-expert-david-heymann-says-monkeypox-outbreak-came-from-sex-at-european-raves/

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3498163-sex-at-two-europe-raves-may-explain-unusual-monkeypox-outbreaks-says-who-expert/


I've still got lots of face masks but they don't fit well on other parts of my body.
 
2022-05-24 4:05:49 PM  

RogermcAllen: Walker: In Germany, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the government was confident the outbreak could be contained.

Remember when countries said this about COVID? Good times, good times.

To be fair, I don't think there are any confirmed COVID cases outside of Earth, so it is 100% contained.

Even if a person could cough at the speed of light COVID wouldn't even make it outside of our solar system before it died outside of a human host.


At the speed of light, the virus would not experience time.  And at just under the speed of light, its reletivistic time dialation would be huge.  How far it gets (barring all other factors) is dependent in the speed of light percentage.
 
2022-05-24 4:05:55 PM  

koder: "This is not the kind of spread we've seen in West Africa, so there may be something new happening in the West," he said.

Yeah, some right-wing, anti-gay nutter, with intercontinental travel means, is doing it intentionally.  Likely an older individual or even a younger one previously in an armed forces (either would have a smallpox vaccine, which would embolden them).

Incidentally this is why you should do everything you can to eradicate pathogens that can be preserved indefinitely, are marginally fatal, are airborne, and have relatively widely-available vaccines.


... Monkeypox has an animal resivor, unlike smallpox (which really only had humans), which is why it is basically impossible to eradicate. Nothing involved in this outbreak has anything to do things preserved indefinitely, save that smallpox vaccine gave some cross-resistance to it.
 
2022-05-24 4:06:50 PM  
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that I see monkeys gathering outside. They...they seem to be smoking cigarettes and pointing this way.
 
2022-05-24 4:07:32 PM  
I knew NFTs were a bad idea.
 
2022-05-24 4:08:02 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: dennysgod: Regardless of the how's and why's there is one thing that you can count on:  The GQP will make things worse.

I'm betting everyone freaking out over this being linked to gay men and the added stigma wanting to hush that part of the outbreak is going to make it worse, because the people that really need to be worried about it aren't going to be properly message-targeted.

And that sure isn't the GOP.


If you're old enough to remember the AIDS outbreak it makes you less enthused to link the spread directly to sexual persuasion
 
2022-05-24 4:08:02 PM  

AstroJesus: I'm sure it's just a coincidence that I see monkeys gathering outside. They...they seem to be smoking cigarettes and pointing this way.


On the one hand, someone is finding you attractive. On the other hand, it's a bunch of farking monkeys.
 
2022-05-24 4:09:11 PM  

Walker: In Germany, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the government was confident the outbreak could be contained.

Remember when countries said this about COVID? Good times, good times.


No, I don't remember that being said. We knew full well before it got here that Covid was likely coming. If you didn't stock up on toilet paper, that's on you.
 
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