LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) – Observant gay men are driving the spread of monkeypox, according to a recent survey of cases in the UK.
Of the 524 confirmed cases in the UK, “most of the cases were in men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with men”, the UK Health Agency reported on Wednesday.
And in investigating 152 cases last week, the UK Health Agency found that 151 participants, or 99%, were practicing gay men who ‘identify as gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men’. .
The monkeypox outbreak is believed to have originated from a gay sauna in Spain and a fetish festival in Belgium. The first monkeypox patient to speak publicly about his condition told the Daily Mail he likely contracted the virus from one of 10 different men he had sex with over the span of a few weeks.
The virus has spread across the United States, with 72 confirmed cases in 18 states over the past month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued emergency guidelines regarding the virus on Tuesday.
The CDC and WHO declined to specifically warn the active gay community.
The CDC and the World Health Organization declined to expressly warn the active gay community of the risk of monkeypox associated with sodomy.
With ‘Pride Month’ events planned throughout June, WHO Strategic Advisor Andy Seale said: ‘It’s important that people who want to go out and celebrate gay pride, gay pride LGBTQ+, keep going and planning to.”
European LGBT group board member Steve Taylor spoke about the LGBT community and monkeypox at a WHO press conference on Wednesday. Taylor believes the more than 700 Pride events planned across Europe this summer should continue as normal, despite the virus.
“We will be encouraging pride organizations across Europe to use their events to raise awareness of the facts about monkeypox so people can protect themselves,” Taylor explained.
Taylor went on to praise the WHO’s pro-LGBT messages:
Unfortunately, but quite predictably, some of those who oppose pride and who oppose equality and human rights have already tried to use monkey pox to justify calls to the prohibition of pride. We are pleased that the WHO guidelines make it clear that Pride and major events should not be affected and are, in fact, opportunities to share important public health messages.
Unlike the CDC and WHO, British health officials are trying to stop the spread by discouraging infected men from having gay sex. But the WHO’s monkeypox guidelines specifically note that “stigmatising people because of a disease is never acceptable”.
Freelance journalist Jordan Schachtel suggested CDC should impose lockdown on gay community: “Why won’t the woke CDC, FDA, NIH tell you that the monkeypox outbreak is very specifically targeted at one community? When ‘public health experts’ renamed suggest locks of this community?”
When will ‘public health experts’ suggest locking down the gay community?
Far-left publication The Atlantic on May 28 called for a “specific monkeypox warning” for gay men. Journalist Jim Downs thinks the government is afraid of “targeting a group that endured terrible stigma at the height of the AIDS crisis in the United States”, even as “public health authorities investigate possible links with sexual contact or other close physical contact at a pride event in the Canary Islands. Islands, a sauna in Madrid and other gay places in Europe.”
Downs suggested that public health agencies should “pressure gay social media apps and other online platforms to tell their users that men who have sex with men have been disproportionately infected with the virus.” virus”.
Other left-leaning media, however, disagree with Downs’ view. The Scientific American published an article entitled “Blaming Gay Men for Monkeypox Will Harm Everyone”, which discouraged a narrative that blamed gay men for monkeypox, regardless of the data from the UK Health Agency.
But in Montreal, Canada, health officials have announced a campaign explicitly urging gay men to get vaccinated against monkeypox. Dr. Mylène Drouin warned Wednesday: “We ask men who go or have sex with men in Montreal during the summer — in the next few weeks or months, we offer them the vaccination.
Drouin added: “We are not in a [vaccination] campaign for the whole population, but only for those at risk. »
She claimed an event in Montreal at the end of April was a “superspreader.” Drouin did not specify the exact name or date of the event but hundreds of thousands reunited in the city for a “Pride March” led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on April 19.
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