Buttigieg: Biden admin taking the spread of monkeypox 'very seriously'Why is the Transportation Secretary talking on TV about monkeypox concerns? Does he know something that we don't know?
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tells CNN's Jake Tapper that the Biden administration is working "aggressively" to improve access to monkeypox vaccines and taking steps to limit the virus' spread within the United States.
Update: I guess so. CNN:
Anyone can get monkeypox, but in the latest outbreak, the virus is predominantly spreading among gay and bisexual men. Officials noted Monday that most of the people affected reported some level of sexual activity.Okay, I guess that is why we have a homosexual Transportation Secretary.
That doesn't mean the virus is sexually transmitted, but officials say it shows that prolonged skin-to-skin contact is one of the major ways monkeypox is now spreading.
Update: Report from the frontline of leftist philanthropy:
Sebastian Köhn (He/Him), George Soros Open Society Foundations Division Director in sexual health, recounts in The Guardian:So I guess "Pride" is a euphemism for spreading monkeypox.I got monkeypox and it’s been a total nightmareAnd then a whole bunch of Sorrows of Job happened to this 39 year old Swedish immigrant named Kohn living in Brooklyn and working for George Soros in sexual health, which must totally be the fault of the NYC health bureaucrats as opposed to him showing his New York Pride pride by having sex with several guys over the weekend.
When New York Pride festivities kicked off I was aware that monkeypox was an emerging issue – especially for gay men – but … I had sex with several guys over the weekend.
Then a week later, on 1 July, I started feeling very fatigued. I had a high fever with chills and muscle aches, and my lymph nodes were so swollen they were protruding two inches out of my throat. …
I’m a 39-year-old man from Sweden, living in Brooklyn and working in philanthropy. For the past decade, my work has primarily focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, so I followed the outbreak from the very beginning.
Update: The NYC Health Dept writes:
NYC joins many public health experts and community leaders who have expressed their serious concern about continuing to exclusively use the term “monkeypox” given the stigma it may engender, and the painful and racist history within which terminology like this is rooted for communities of color.Racist? I thought that homophobia was the problem. Does the term suggest that gay Blacks have sexual relations with monkeys? Get ready for some propaganda terminology.
“Monkeypox” is a misnomer, as the virus does not originate in monkeys and was only classified as such due to an infection seen in research primates. And we know alternative terminology is possible and entities are starting to use terms such as “hMPXV” and “MPV.”