New York Declares Monkeypox Public Health Threat

As the Biden administration moves to combat the spread of the disease, Thursday New York State, declared the Monkeypox virus outbreak an imminent threat to public health. According to Dr. Mary Bassett, who serves as New York State Health Commissioner-

“This declaration means that local health departments engaged in response and prevention activities will be able to access additional State reimbursement, after other Federal and State funding sources are maximized, to protect all New Yorkers and ultimately limit the spread of monkeypox in our communities,”

– Mary Bassett, New York State Health Commissioner

According to state public health officials, with 1,289 cases in New York City alone,  New York confirmed 1,341 cases of Monkeypox state-wide.

Reportedly the Biden administration has assisted the state in securing 110,000 Monkeypox vaccine doses, with a majority of the doses ear-marked for New York City.  Governor, Kathy Hochul (D) Explained-

“With more than one-quarter of all cases in the U.S., New Yorkers, and especially our LGBTQ+ community, remain among the hardest-hit. We will continue to advocate to the federal government for our fair share of vaccines based on the disease burden impacting New York,” and she added-

“My team and I have been working around the clock to confront the monkeypox outbreak and keep New Yorkers safe, and we will continue our ongoing efforts to secure more vaccines, expand testing capacity, and educate the public on how to identify symptoms and protect themselves,”

– New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D)

This announcement follows the City of San Francisco, that declared a public health emergency over the Monkeypox outbreak, which takes effect on August 1. This apparently allows local officials to dedicate additional resources to combat the viral disease. Further, San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s (D) action follows criticism from California Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), regarding the lack of Monkeypox vaccines for state residents. A frustrated Schiff told CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday-

“I don’t know why there aren’t more vaccines available,” “I’m hearing from health care providers in my district that there are people lining up to get vaccinated, and they don’t have the vaccines for them, and that is a real problem. As I think you indicated, we really don’t know the future course of this virus. But what we do now, early on, just as was the case with the pandemic, will determine just how bad this may get.”

-Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA),

According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. has the second-highest amount of confirmed Monkeypox cases in the world at 3,590 cases, while Spain has the highest with 3,738 cases. Apparently, this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the global spread of Monkeypox is an international health emergency.

Monkeypox is only truly an emergency, if you are a practicing homosexual, who does not want to publicly display your exposure to the virus or have your sex life shut down for four weeks, while the virus runs its course. This virus is transmitted via bodily fluids and is largely contained in populations which have the highest concentration of sexually practicing gays.

It produces flu-like symptoms and culminates in an often-painful blistered rash on the genitalia, which may be also found on hands, face and in the mouth. Like chicken pox – it is contagious until the scabs from the blisters dry and fall off. It is largely self-contained, unless you are sexually active during the incubation period or the outbreak of the rash phase.

While it can be often uncomfortable, is unsightly (blisters through scabs with possible scars) and limits your contact with others significantly – it is not life threatening. That the U.S. has the second highest number of cases in the world currently, is not surprising, we also have vast isolated (but blossoming) regions where this population of homosexually active persons reside. One would expect these regions to be the most affected. The real question is – Does their exposure, contraction of the virus and continued spread of it among themselves constitute a true emergency?

It does mean the American tax-payer likely gets to foot more of the bill for their relational habits, which are not obviously being curtailed and Democrats can seem more compassionate (such as Schiff) while focusing yet again on a “world-wide” problem they must spend more U.S. money to solve. This situation clearly lacks a common-sense approach, in any current focus to resolve the spread of this virus.

The fact that the U.S. is scrambling yet again to accommodate this isolated group of individuals, demonstrates how far our national healthcare system will go, to not seek to eradicate the problem through education and prevention, but rather simply inoculating those who get exposed, or contract the virus – regardless of how they spread or received it. With an incubation period of three weeks from exposure to rash, a long list of persons can be affected, especially by those who reportedly have multiple partners.

Recently, photos were circulated by the news media with cases on both ends of the country, of children who were infected. Keep in mind these children have been directly exposed to those in this community of persons who have been infected. Somehow – bodily fluids (hopefully saliva only) have infected these children.

Do not be fooled into thinking they contracted this going to the grocery store with mom. Further, no mask will prevent the transmission of this virus, as it is not airborne. America needs not to get distracted nor deceived by a leftist mainstream media that wants to supplant the idea that this is a general population threat.

As stated before, Monkeypox is isolated to this group of individuals, who share it among themselves – however, it they are not “out” and married, they will bring it home to their wives and possibly their families. Actions have consequences. It would seem this population of individuals desires to hide, overcome or avoid their consequences altogether. Perhaps a vaccine is not the answer.

“We are free to choose our paths, but we can’t choose the consequences that come with them.”

-Sean Covey

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