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2022-08-17 8:54:14 PM  
It's been around and called monkeypox since 1958. By all means set up a side project to rename it, but this is hardly the highest priority NOW. Since it doesn't spread as quickly as a respiratory virus and we have tests and vaccines for it, the priorities should be ramping up testing and vaccine production since they're already proven.

The US should just go ahead and put in an order for 50 million tests and 5 million vaccines now since it will take 6-8 months to get them if we're lucky. At that point, because we're the US, we may need all of them, or we may get lucky and only need some of them. Whatever we don't use I'm sure we can give away to the rest of the world because we will have spread it back everywhere else. Storage will be a problem since I think the vaccine needs to be kept frozen until use, but we managed with Covid.

We farked up big on Covid almost everywhere but the one thing we did do right was swing our big Vegas balls betting on the Covid vaccines. We bet on Black (Pfizer), we bet on Red (Moderna), we bet on 1-18* (J&J - didn't pay out that well). We even bet some slow kids who passed out at the table (AstraZeneca).  With monkeypox, we already know the vaccine works, we just have to buy it.

*I don't gamble, this analogy probably sucks
 
2022-08-17 9:52:50 PM  
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2022-08-17 9:55:19 PM  
Oh yay, it's this joke again.
 
2022-08-17 9:55:52 PM  
This "McFace" bullshiat is really getting old.

/yeah yeah, I know...you mustg be new here, welcome to Fark, etc.
 
2022-08-17 9:58:16 PM  

Lsherm: It's been around and called monkeypox since 1958. By all means set up a side project to rename it, but this is hardly the highest priority NOW. Since it doesn't spread as quickly as a respiratory virus and we have tests and vaccines for it, the priorities should be ramping up testing and vaccine production since they're already proven.

The US should just go ahead and put in an order for 50 million tests and 5 million vaccines now since it will take 6-8 months to get them if we're lucky. At that point, because we're the US, we may need all of them, or we may get lucky and only need some of them. Whatever we don't use I'm sure we can give away to the rest of the world because we will have spread it back everywhere else. Storage will be a problem since I think the vaccine needs to be kept frozen until use, but we managed with Covid.

We farked up big on Covid almost everywhere but the one thing we did do right was swing our big Vegas balls betting on the Covid vaccines. We bet on Black (Pfizer), we bet on Red (Moderna), we bet on 1-18* (J&J - didn't pay out that well). We even bet some slow kids who passed out at the table (AstraZeneca).  With monkeypox, we already know the vaccine works, we just have to buy it.

*I don't gamble, this analogy probably sucks


Wait... I had an AZ for my first..🥺

/Phyzer 2&3
 
2022-08-17 10:04:17 PM  

kb7rky: This "McFace" bullshiat is really getting old.

/yeah yeah, I know...you mustg be new here, welcome to Fark, etc.


Whatever you say Mckb7rkyFace.

/agree
 
2022-08-17 10:05:14 PM  

talkertopc: kb7rky: This "McFace" bullshiat is really getting old.

/yeah yeah, I know...you mustg be new here, welcome to Fark, etc.

Whatever you say Mckb7rkyFace.

/agree


...walked right into that one, didn't I?
 
2022-08-17 10:07:01 PM  
So don't shove your nose into buttholes?
 
2022-08-17 10:07:53 PM  

kb7rky: This "McFace" bullshiat is really getting old.

/yeah yeah, I know...you mustg be new here, welcome to Fark, etc.


Facey McFaceFace

Facey McFaceyMcFaceFace

/oh shiat, it is going recursive
 
2022-08-17 10:09:27 PM  
It's a minor variant of something that's been around for decades, it's a very slow mutator (so there likely won't be another variant for more decades), and Monkeypox already has worldwide acceptance as the name, even if it's technically wrong as it appears to have started in rodents.

I would just call it Monkeypox22 to make it clear it's the current variant, and just leave it at that... or just Pox22 if you want to avoid the "monkey" part for inaccuracy.
 
2022-08-17 10:13:43 PM  

strutin: Wait... I had an AZ for my first..🥺


Sorry, I was just going by ones on the Wiki page that got FDA approval from the WarpSpeed project. Maybe they got approval later. They still got a billion dollars, though!

/Vegas balls!
 
2022-08-17 10:14:03 PM  
The only "Mc" name to ever be funny was "Fatty McButterpants".

Note the lack of repetition.
 
2022-08-17 10:14:48 PM  

LordOfThePings: [external-content.duckduckgo.com image 267x267]


I have yet to see those here in Alaska. I loved those as a kid. We always bought them at Trader Joe's.
 
2022-08-17 10:14:59 PM  
Damn. I joked about it and BAM. There it is.
 
2022-08-17 10:22:10 PM  

trerro: It's a minor variant of something that's been around for decades, it's a very slow mutator (so there likely won't be another variant for more decades), and Monkeypox already has worldwide acceptance as the name, even if it's technically wrong as it appears to have started in rodents.

I would just call it Monkeypox22 to make it clear it's the current variant, and just leave it at that... or just Pox22 if you want to avoid the "monkey" part for inaccuracy.


There's absolutely nothing mild about this other than that it is an offshoot of a clade with a broken Complement Control Protein.  Turns out that the Innate Immune System surveils for said protein, and initiates a lackluster immune response without it, which is part of the reason why there are women on Twitter that have been symptomatic for 8 anus blistering weeks now.  And it comes back, like herpes.  Only person I know that was contact traced was connected to 4 other cases, which is crazy for a virus that is supposed to have an attack rate of 3 to 8 percent.
 
2022-08-17 10:24:25 PM  

Lsherm: It's been around and called monkeypox since 1958. By all means set up a side project to rename it, but this is hardly the highest priority NOW. Since it doesn't spread as quickly as a respiratory virus and we have tests and vaccines for it, the priorities should be ramping up testing and vaccine production since they're already proven.

The US should just go ahead and put in an order for 50 million tests and 5 million vaccines now since it will take 6-8 months to get them if we're lucky. At that point, because we're the US, we may need all of them, or we may get lucky and only need some of them. Whatever we don't use I'm sure we can give away to the rest of the world because we will have spread it back everywhere else. Storage will be a problem since I think the vaccine needs to be kept frozen until use, but we managed with Covid.

We farked up big on Covid almost everywhere but the one thing we did do right was swing our big Vegas balls betting on the Covid vaccines. We bet on Black (Pfizer), we bet on Red (Moderna), we bet on 1-18* (J&J - didn't pay out that well). We even bet some slow kids who passed out at the table (AstraZeneca).  With monkeypox, we already know the vaccine works, we just have to buy it.

*I don't gamble, this analogy probably sucks


While I agree, you do realize that doing something like renaming the virus is something their PR side of things can handle right? I sincerely doubt anyone from that wing of the group is involved with getting the vaccine out to people. It's like demanding a baseball team stop trying to rename something and git gud when the ones doing it aren't the ones playing or coaching.
 
2022-08-17 10:26:06 PM  
I half-expected this to be about Bryan Adams
 
2022-08-17 10:28:28 PM  

Lsherm: It's been around and called monkeypox since 1958. By all means set up a side project to rename it, but this is hardly the highest priority NOW. Since it doesn't spread as quickly as a respiratory virus and we have tests and vaccines for it, the priorities should be ramping up testing and vaccine production since they're already proven.

The US should just go ahead and put in an order for 50 million tests and 5 million vaccines now since it will take 6-8 months to get them if we're lucky. At that point, because we're the US, we may need all of them, or we may get lucky and only need some of them. Whatever we don't use I'm sure we can give away to the rest of the world because we will have spread it back everywhere else. Storage will be a problem since I think the vaccine needs to be kept frozen until use, but we managed with Covid.

We farked up big on Covid almost everywhere but the one thing we did do right was swing our big Vegas balls betting on the Covid vaccines. We bet on Black (Pfizer), we bet on Red (Moderna), we bet on 1-18* (J&J - didn't pay out that well). We even bet some slow kids who passed out at the table (AstraZeneca).  With monkeypox, we already know the vaccine works, we just have to buy it.

*I don't gamble, this analogy probably sucks


We don't have any vaccine that prevents monkeypox via ring vaccination, which is how the current vaccine supply is being administered.  Maybe it'll work given proper lead time, but as it targets shared nucleocapsid epitopes, reduced severity is pretty much the best we can realistically hope to achieve using smallpox vaccines against novel monkeypox. Let's have some realistic expectations this time around, please.


https://www.mid-day.com/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/article/ring-vaccination-method-may-not-be-effective-in-containing-monkeypox-infections-study-23239851

(Article is opinion, but should have a link to the Ring Vaccination Study)
 
2022-08-17 10:30:45 PM  
We can call it bigpox, as the opposite of smallpox. I donno, large pox?
 
2022-08-17 10:32:36 PM  
McHammer Face cuz you can't touch this
 
2022-08-17 10:33:45 PM  

Badafuco: LordOfThePings: [external-content.duckduckgo.com image 267x267]

I have yet to see those here in Alaska. I loved those as a kid. We always bought them at Trader Joe's.


We used to get them at a local anime/import place. That place long since closed but I guess even Dollar General and Dollar Tree around here carry it now.
 
2022-08-17 10:35:29 PM  
What monkeypox needs is a PR facelift. A positive spin, that de-stigmatizes the condition. It's association with gay sex may be a source of affectionate jibes.

Some recent suggestions:

Luv Bumps
Scratchi-ohs
Hunka Hunka Burnin' Pox!
Booty Cooties
Jungle Fever 2
Exotic Erotic Epidermis Eruptions
 
2022-08-17 10:37:01 PM  

mononymous: What monkeypox needs is a PR facelift. A positive spin, that de-stigmatizes the condition. It's association with gay sex may be a source of affectionate jibes.

Some recent suggestions:

Luv Bumps
Scratchi-ohs
Hunka Hunka Burnin' Pox!
Booty Cooties
Jungle Fever 2
Exotic Erotic Epidermis Eruptions


Bearpox
 
2022-08-17 10:37:41 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Lsherm: It's been around and called monkeypox since 1958. By all means set up a side project to rename it, but this is hardly the highest priority NOW. Since it doesn't spread as quickly as a respiratory virus and we have tests and vaccines for it, the priorities should be ramping up testing and vaccine production since they're already proven.

The US should just go ahead and put in an order for 50 million tests and 5 million vaccines now since it will take 6-8 months to get them if we're lucky. At that point, because we're the US, we may need all of them, or we may get lucky and only need some of them. Whatever we don't use I'm sure we can give away to the rest of the world because we will have spread it back everywhere else. Storage will be a problem since I think the vaccine needs to be kept frozen until use, but we managed with Covid.

We farked up big on Covid almost everywhere but the one thing we did do right was swing our big Vegas balls betting on the Covid vaccines. We bet on Black (Pfizer), we bet on Red (Moderna), we bet on 1-18* (J&J - didn't pay out that well). We even bet some slow kids who passed out at the table (AstraZeneca).  With monkeypox, we already know the vaccine works, we just have to buy it.

*I don't gamble, this analogy probably sucks

We don't have any vaccine that prevents monkeypox via ring vaccination, which is how the current vaccine supply is being administered.  Maybe it'll work given proper lead time, but as it targets shared nucleocapsid epitopes, reduced severity is pretty much the best we can realistically hope to achieve using smallpox vaccines against novel monkeypox. Let's have some realistic expectations this time around, please.


https://www.mid-day.com/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/article/ring-vaccination-method-may-not-be-effective-in-containing-monkeypox-infections-study-23239851

(Article is opinion, but should have a link to the Ring Vaccination Study)


That's about IMVANEX. The US is using JYNNEOS, which is at least supposed to be specifically for monkeypox. I'm not sure our method is going to work any better since it requires two doses and we're going with the "let's do one and wing it!" approach, but hope springs eternal.
 
2022-08-17 10:41:12 PM  

mononymous: What monkeypox needs is a PR facelift. A positive spin, that de-stigmatizes the condition. It's association with gay sex may be a source of affectionate jibes.

Some recent suggestions:

Luv Bumps
Scratchi-ohs
Hunka Hunka Burnin' Pox!
Booty Cooties
Jungle Fever 2
Exotic Erotic Epidermis Eruptions


All they need to do is buy a boredmonkeypox nft:
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2022-08-17 10:41:52 PM  

recondite cetacean: The only "Mc" name to ever be funny was "Fatty McButterpants".

Note the lack of repetition.


I think Big McLargehuge was pretty good too.
MST3K - Space Mutiny - The many names of David Ryder
Youtube RFHlJ2voJHY
 
2022-08-17 10:53:41 PM  

Lsherm: That's about IMVANEX. The US is using JYNNEOS, which is at least supposed to be specifically for monkeypox. I'm not sure our method is going to work any better since it requires two doses and we're going with the "let's do one and wing it!" approach, but hope springs eternal.


It's primarily a smallpox vaccine (based on a strain of vaccinia virus) but it has been tested against monkeypox in lab animals and approved on that basis. I don't think there's any reason to expect it to have better efficacy than the other smallpox vaccines against monkeypox; the main difference is avoiding serious side effects.
 
2022-08-17 10:54:03 PM  
COVID-19 Two - Electric Boogaloo.

No shiat, a local AM hate talk guy said that Monkeypox as we now know it didn't exist until five years ago when the Wuhan lab changed the genome to make it spread from human to human.
 
2022-08-17 11:19:28 PM  
Sounds like pox shaming to me.
 
2022-08-17 11:23:12 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: trerro: It's a minor variant

There's absolutely nothing mild about this


Minor variant, as in "only slightly different genetically". Like Covid variants that have the same Greek letter and number, with a different sub-version after them. Says nothing about the severity of the illness, just that it didn't change much.
 
2022-08-17 11:31:45 PM  
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2022-08-18 12:30:04 AM  
Rubbingyouselfalloversomeonewithopensoreswhoalaorubsthemselvesalloverpeoplewithopensorespox.
 
2022-08-18 12:31:17 AM  

recondite cetacean: The only "Mc" name to ever be funny was "Fatty McButterpants".

Note the lack of repetition.


Exactly.

The XyMcY construction used to be funny. Even XyMcYface had some merit. This current XyMcX thing is lazy and insulting.
 
2022-08-18 12:37:18 AM  
I prefer Gaybies.
 
2022-08-18 12:45:41 AM  

trerro: Minor variant


Variants. As in, more than one.
 
2022-08-18 12:54:58 AM  
Agonizing Rectal Lesionpox.

/watch the vaccination rate approach 100%
 
2022-08-18 1:08:44 AM  
amid concerns about the current name having racist connotations

If everyone around you seems like an asshole racist, YOU'RE the asshole racist.
 
2022-08-18 1:15:04 AM  

WhiskeySticks: So don't shove your nose into buttholes?


You're thinking of hepatitis.

Monkeypox can live for a few hours on surfaces. Americans are dirty bastards, ergo, problem.
 
2022-08-18 1:16:04 AM  

recondite cetacean: The only "Mc" name to ever be funny was "Fatty McButterpants".

Note the lack of repetition.


I also get a giggle from Hooty McBoobs.
 
2022-08-18 1:41:23 AM  
Or, there's RawDogPox if you want to promote prophylaxis.
 
2022-08-18 1:50:52 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Monkeypox can live for a few hours on surfaces. Americans are dirty bastards, ergo, problem.


Dried samples of smallpox virus can survive for 13 years or more.
 
2022-08-18 2:27:32 AM  

jjorsett: amid concerns about the current name having racist connotations

If everyone around you seems like an asshole racist, YOU'RE the asshole racist.


How is it you seem like a reasonable human being in the Ukraine threads, but a completely unreasonable asshole in every other thread?
 
2022-08-18 2:30:56 AM  
Also, before I got distracted I came here to post this (see below) in response to TFH without reading TFA, as is tradition here:
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2022-08-18 2:32:56 AM  

strutin: Lsherm: It's been around and called monkeypox since 1958. By all means set up a side project to rename it, but this is hardly the highest priority NOW. Since it doesn't spread as quickly as a respiratory virus and we have tests and vaccines for it, the priorities should be ramping up testing and vaccine production since they're already proven.

The US should just go ahead and put in an order for 50 million tests and 5 million vaccines now since it will take 6-8 months to get them if we're lucky. At that point, because we're the US, we may need all of them, or we may get lucky and only need some of them. Whatever we don't use I'm sure we can give away to the rest of the world because we will have spread it back everywhere else. Storage will be a problem since I think the vaccine needs to be kept frozen until use, but we managed with Covid.

We farked up big on Covid almost everywhere but the one thing we did do right was swing our big Vegas balls betting on the Covid vaccines. We bet on Black (Pfizer), we bet on Red (Moderna), we bet on 1-18* (J&J - didn't pay out that well). We even bet some slow kids who passed out at the table (AstraZeneca).  With monkeypox, we already know the vaccine works, we just have to buy it.

*I don't gamble, this analogy probably sucks

Wait... I had an AZ for my first..🥺

/Phyzer 2&3


My 1st and 2nd shots were AZ because the available alternative was that crap chinese Sinopharm one. PFIZER after that.
 
2022-08-18 3:10:21 AM  
There's a NSFW photo collage (with click-thru obfuscation, mercifully) in this BuzzFeed News article that... well... I'll just say isn't gonna promote a whole lotta free love.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/monkeypox-sex

"Based on the data we have, it looks pretty convincing to me that sex is playing a dominant role in the spread of monkeypox, together with the fact that perhaps these patients had sex with multiple partners," Gerardo Chowell, an epidemiologist at Georgia State University School of Public Health in Atlanta, told BuzzFeed News.

Good read.

BuzzFeed News does yeoman's work.

BuzzFeed clickbait funds it.

/and now I'm off to create a menu to discover which X-men I am
 
2022-08-18 4:12:13 AM  

kb7rky: This "McFace" bullshiat is really getting old.

/yeah yeah, I know...you mustg be new here, welcome to Fark, etc.


No it's not. It was merely _getting_ old by the time "boaty mcboatface" was named.

At this point it's older than the knight guarding the holy grail.

bughunter: There's a NSFW photo collage (with click-thru obfuscation, mercifully) in this BuzzFeed News article that... well... I'll just say isn't gonna promote a whole lotta free love.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/monkeypox-sex

"Based on the data we have, it looks pretty convincing to me that sex is playing a dominant role in the spread of monkeypox, together with the fact that perhaps these patients had sex with multiple partners," Gerardo Chowell, an epidemiologist at Georgia State University School of Public Health in Atlanta, told BuzzFeed News.

Good read.

BuzzFeed News does yeoman's work.

BuzzFeed clickbait funds it.

/and now I'm off to create a menu to discover which X-men I am


As I've maintained since monkeypox started becoming a thing: "Yeaaaah, maybe now would be a good time to practice a tiny bit of self control and not fark multiple strangers every week until this whole 'thing' is taken care of."
 
2022-08-18 5:24:25 AM  
PutinPox
 
2022-08-18 7:06:44 AM  

bughunter: There's a NSFW photo collage (with click-thru obfuscation, mercifully) in this BuzzFeed News article that... well... I'll just say isn't gonna promote a whole lotta free love.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/monkeypox-sex

"Based on the data we have, it looks pretty convincing to me that sex is playing a dominant role in the spread of monkeypox, together with the fact that perhaps these patients had sex with multiple partners," Gerardo Chowell, an epidemiologist at Georgia State University School of Public Health in Atlanta, told BuzzFeed News.

Good read.

BuzzFeed News does yeoman's work.

BuzzFeed clickbait funds it.

/and now I'm off to create a menu to discover which X-men I am


Hopefully the folks at risk will take this seriously. Be careful ladies!
 
2022-08-18 8:46:09 AM  
Call it DikPox™

Maybe then some people will pay attention & care about it.
 
2022-08-18 10:04:04 AM  
Let's go with the classic:  "A pox on both your houses"
 
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