Monkeypox - some numbers

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Looks like it is very specific in its choice of victims - and the media is strangely silent.
From Associated Press:

US offers extra monkeypox vaccine doses for gay pride events
The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for places with upcoming gay pride events, health officials said Thursday.

The number of doses sent to each place will be based on factors like the size of the event, how many health workers will be available to give shots, and how many of the attendees are considered at highest risk for catching the virus.

So nice of the USA to take care of this population.  Scoll down to paragraph #10 and #11 for these numbers:

There have been more than 39,000 cases reported in countries that have not historically seen monkeypox. The vast majority have occurred in men who have sex with men, but health officials stress that anyone can get monkeypox.

The U.S. has the most infections of any country — more than 13,500. About 98% of U.S. cases are men and about 93% were men who reported recent sexual contact with other men.

OK - the transmission seems to be via gay sex between men.  Which begs the questions in these two headlines:

At Least 8 Children in the U.S. Have Now Tested Positive for Monkeypox

Family pet tests for monkeypox as first human-to-dog transmission case confirmed

Begs the question: Is nothing sacred?  I guess not. So wrapped up in their lifestyle that they cannot abstain for a few weeks.  Or get a monogamous relationship.

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