Monkeypox disease spreading rapidly - opinions on possible pandemic?

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Multiple cases are popping up globally, kind of reminds me of when covid first came about but less hysteria as no one wants to repeat the tribulation of quarantining for a virus (we all know how that worked out)

It has now been found out that it spreads via respiratory droplets through close contact, but also via skin to skin contact or sharing bedding, clothes and sexual contact - keep in mind this is a literal monkey disease we are talking about which may cause necrosis.. we shouldn't be overlooking this..

Supposedly contact is 'rare' but if it's so rare then why are cases being found every 4 days or so since may began with now 17 supposed cases in Canada in a day and 20 or so in portugal and 4 actual confirmed cases in the UK? I have a bad feeling about this, it has a fatality rate of 1 in every 100.

Any opinions on this, do you think it will become a pandemic?
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Don't worry too much about it becoming a pandemic! The great thing is that research, treatments and vaccines for monkeypox already exist so scientists aren't completely treading into unknown territory like we did with covid. Plus, while it spreads similarly to covid, it's not nearly as contagious as the latter.

I got these facts from Dr Noc - scientist specialising in immunology, here's a video he did very recently on the topic that helps to put things into perspective! https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cdwsudv...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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i don't care, won't stop me from sleeping with strangers. i'm immune to that sort of primitive diseases
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This is giving me so much deja vu. But then so did covid. Lots of diseases randomly pop up and look like they're about to cause a pandemic in Europe and then they don't. From the last decade, ebola springs to mind. Guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with this!
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The fact that its very physically obvious, symptomatic, and hard to transmit means that this is very unlikely to be a real problem. Y'all obviously haven't played enough Plague Inc - gotta get that air transmission to pump those infection numbers bb
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I think we should stop calling it monkey pox now we are more educated about animal phobia.
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We are all going to eventually die anyways, but by a disease called monkey pox? Nosiree, that's not happening.
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I agree with you, but my god are these cases doubling every day. Problem is with this strain of monkeypox is that the cases aren't even linked with each another which i find even more bizarre cause that makes it even harder to track. It being very physically obvious would be helpful if it weren't for it causing a fever for 1-3 days and then causing a physical rash - which unfortunately it does but on the plus side at least it has a shorter incubation period than covid

got this info from: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeyp...e%20from,Fever

Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer) after the appearance of fever, the patient develops a rash, often beginning on the face then spreading to other parts of the body.

Lesions progress through the following stages before falling off:

Macules
Papules
Vesicles
Pustules
Scabs
The illness typically lasts for 2−4 weeks. In Africa, monkeypox has been shown to cause death in as many as 1 in 10 persons who contract the disease (ignore that it's only because some places in West Africa have poor healthcare)

(Original post by VannR)
The fact that its very physically obvious, symptomatic, and hard to transmit means that this is very unlikely to be a real problem. Y'all obviously haven't played enough Plague Inc - gotta get that air transmission to pump those infection numbers bb
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Newest scare, couldn't care less.
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I think we should stop calling it monkey pox now we are more educated about animal phobia.
Where was this energy whilst everyone was naming the Spanish flu, the Spanish flu? Xenophobia is a thing you know :eek:

If there was more people like you back in the 1910s during the Spanish flu , you would've caused quite a stir
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(Original post by the overthinker)
Where was this energy whilst everyone was naming the Spanish flu, the Spanish flu? Xenophobia is a thing you know :eek:

If there was more people like you back in the 1910s during the Spanish flu , you would've caused quite a stir
I am still not over the Black Plague
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I am still not over the Black Plague
:lol: OH MY did that make me chuckle - i only aspire to have as much humor as you
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:lol: OH MY did that make me chuckle - i only aspire to have as much humor as you
It’s not funny, I am offended
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It’s not funny, I am offended
didn't know you wrote that out in a monotone tone, sorry girlie.
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after 2 years of covid restrictions driving people round the bend, no one is going to accept another pandemic. in fact there will probably be anarchy if there is another lockdown. plus the death rates are ridiculously low. covid was different because it was allegedly wiping people out.
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Covid was a cash cow for media outlets as fear creates clicks. You can worry yourself sick or just get on with your life.
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Like Event 201 (September 2019) and Pacific Eclipse (December 2019). A table top exercise was conducted at the Munich Security Conference in March 2021 and the report was published in November 2021.

See page 10 of the document

https://www.nti.org/wp-content/uploa...-TTX_Final.pdf

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Like Event 201 (September 2019) and Pacific Eclipse (December 2019). A table top exercise was conducted at the Munich Security Conference in March 2021 and the report was published in

November 2021.

See page 10 of the document

https://www.nti.org/wp-content/uploa...-TTX_Final.pdf
I saw that scenario pdf which was published freakishly last year - reminiscent of what’s happening now. It makes me feel that COVID and this ongoing monkeypox were all bioweapons and a test for medicine - just looking at that photo on that pdf of the fake news headline of a surge in monkeypox cases makes me feel disturbed. That PDF + that video of Bill Gates in 2021 talking how monkeypox may be the worst pandemic if we do not handle it properly - makes everything clearer..
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feel like mother so called nature wants her earth back
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My opinion . . . . elites have now discovered how successful it is scaremongering the public using MSM so they are just going to double down from this point. A news article I read today states there are only 127 cases worldwide. It is thus ridiculous that this even hits the news. Personally I'm just going to learn to ignore this scaremongering nonsense. I'm not going to be hoodwinked or frightened into taking pills, potions, treatments or vaccines.
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