The Biden administration is making the move to declare Monkeypox a public health emergency. That’s the word on Thursday as fear over the virus continues to spread, mostly driven by health authorities and media outlets that refuse to tell the truth about the risks.
And sure enough, this is all happening just in time for the November election.
To the leftwing hysteric, declaring Monkeypox a public health emergency seems like common sense. To the rest of us, it’s completely asinine and political. If you go to the CDC’s tracker, there have been a total of just 6,617 cases of the virus in the entire United States as of this writing. That’s a small number, no doubt, but it gets even sillier when you look at deaths. There have been zero deaths from Monkeypox in the United States, with only nine deaths in the entire world despite the virus circulating for months now.
Clearly, Monkeypox, whatever the spread may be or may become in the future, is not deadly on any statistical level. Certainly not in countries that have first-world healthcare services. On what planet does any of that add up to being an emergency worthy of government proclamations?
Then there’s the issue of how the virus spreads. It is no longer debatable that the primary vector of Monkeypox is strange men having sex with other strange men. Call them bathhouses, call them orgies, or call them pride events but that’s where somewhere around 95 percent of cases are coming from.
And what’s been the response? Abject hypocrisy.
Sex is a major driver of the global monkeypox outbreak. But health officials and longtime HIV activists say calls for abstinence don’t work. https://t.co/6zeOcARfdY
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 4, 2022
The same people who told you to not leave your house and to wear a mask for two years over COVID-19 now want to assert that telling gay men not to go to bathhouses is just not workable. Is it any wonder no one trusts the public health establishment?
So why is all this happening? Part of it is the Biden administration not wanting to be accused of taking action by its far-left base of doubled-masked, quadruple-vaxxed hypochondriacs. The other part of it is November’s elections. What better way to justify once again crushing election day turnout, which heavily favors Republicans, than to scaremonger about Monkeypox being easily transmitted? And that assumes some states don’t try to change their election laws again, which is a real possibility. Are you ready for more drive-thru voting?
This entire thing is absurd. Monkeypox is essentially a sexually-transmitted disease based on the data we have, even if it’s not technically one. You don’t declare a national emergency over a virus that has killed no one after months and that largely spreads through a single act. If they could close churches for COVID, they can close the bathhouses for a few weeks. That they won’t do so shows just how hypocritical and useless our health “experts” are.