CDC Director Rochelle Walensky recently gave an interview in which she reluctantly explained the spread of monkeypox. This disease is not necessarily fatal, but it is of serious concern. One of the main symptoms includes extensive lesions all over the body, especially in the genital area. Monkeypox was first detected in Europe among the LGBTQ male population. It spread all throughout Europe and has now appeared in the United States. The CDC has declared the exponential spread of this disease a global health emergency.
During the monkeypox briefing, Rochelle Walensky commented on children who have now contracted the disease. She says that all of the children were in contact with men who have sex with men. She was particular to not just say “gay” people or “gay” men because those categorizations include people who may not necessarily have sex and also women who do not have sex with men. This is a very troubling admission for two main reasons.
The first issue Rochelle Walensky raised is the spread of monkeypox itself. Mainstream media wants to scare the general public into believing that monkeypox is a healthcare issue that everyone should be concerned with. The reality is that gay men who are sexually active with other men should be the most concerned about monkeypox. This is not much different than HIV. Gay men are not the only people who contract and spread HIV, but the nature of male-to-male sexual activity means that they are the most at risk.
The second, and most troubling, issue that Rochelle Walensky raised is with the children who contract monkeypox. Again, Walensky was very precise in her wording by saying that these children were adjacent to men who have sex with men. If monkeypox is essentially an STD, then how are children catching it if there is no nefarious activity happening? Some say that these children could simply pick up the disease by innocent touch. If that is the case, then why isn’t the vaccine and treatment being marketed to heterosexual people who are not sexually active? Rochelle Walensky did not fully explain how these children are catching monkeypox but it is most certainly worth an investigation.
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