The European nation of Belgium has reportedly become the first country to institute a mandatory monkeypox quarantine in response to three cases being detected.
“Those who are infected with the monkeypox virus must self-isolate for 21 days,” The Brussels Times reported Friday, citing Belgium health authorities.
“So far, three cases of monkeypox have been detected in Belgium. Two of the cases have been clinically diagnosed while the partner of one of those patients is also showing symptoms.”
Cases have reportedly also been detected in Spain, England, Portugal, Canada, and the United States.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 18, 2021
The initial symptoms of monkeypox include a fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. Within an average of one to three days, most patients then develop a rash that starts on the face but spreads to other parts of the body.
The good news is the illness usually lasts only two to four weeks, and the death rate for this particular strain of the virus is low.
“There are two predominant strains of monkeypox: the ‘West African’ version and the ‘Congo Basin’ version. Of the two, the Congo Basin version has historically spread more easily from person-to-person and caused more deaths. The current outbreak involves the West African version,” according to Vox.
“The infection does not commonly lead to deaths in high-resource countries like the United States because people living there generally have better access to the supportive care that resolves most monkeypox infections. … In 2003, at least 53 people in the midwestern United States caught the infection from pet prairie dogs who’d been infected when they were housed near rodents imported from Ghana; none of the infected people died.”
But this hasn’t stopped people from freaking out given that they just got over the long, gruesome COVID pandemic.
Case in point:
JUST IN: Belgium requires monkeypox patients to quarantine for 21 days.
Here we go again.
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) May 21, 2022
Here we go again. Democrats are predicted to lose big next election and we have a new “monkey pox” outbreak so they can rig another election.
— Jeff (@mierda247) May 22, 2022
Here we go again. How is it possible that a rare virus suddenly pops up in various parts of the world at the same time. Statistical this cannot happen, so what the hell is going on. #monkeypox #MonkeypoxVirus #MonkeyPoxlsAirborneToo? #lockdowns #vaccination #WHOTreaty #WEF
— innocent_wonderer (@innocentwonder2) May 22, 2022
I don’t care if it’s a COVID variant, monkeypox, or it starts raining fire. Never give in, never lockdown, quarantine, or close your business ever again. Ever! Have we not learned our lesson the first time? Do not give these evil bastards one inch.
— Eric Matheny 🎙 (@EricMMatheny) May 22, 2022
Now monkeypox is a thing?
Yeah, they’re about to start manufacturing another crisis very soon.
How convenient it is for them to have this pop up before the summer starts, so the establishment can use it as a way to keep us inside once again and vote with mail-in ballots.
— Zachary Ruzicka (@thezackruzicka) May 22, 2022
And indeed, they may have reason to worry. Speculation has begun to emerge that the World Health Organization may declare yet another international public health emergency.
This is particularly concerning given the recent claim that the Biden administration is trying to establish a new international pandemic treaty that would allegedly grant the WHO “total authority over emergency operations in the United States,” as reported last week by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Keep in mind, however, that monkeypox is less contagious than COVID.
“Transmission can occur through close contact with body fluids of an infected person, sores, or items that have touched fluids or sores (like bedding); the virus can also spread via respiratory droplets or aerosols that linger in the air. But unlike Covid-19, where people who are infected can spread the disease before getting sick, monkeypox isn’t considered contagious before people develop symptoms,” according to Vox.
“It’s not as highly transmissible as something like smallpox, or measles, or certainly not Covid,” Anne Rimoin, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of California Los Angeles, told the left-wing outlet.
“It is not as contagious as covid. I suspect it is not going to cause anything like an epidemic or a pandemic.” @VinguptaMD explains the outbreak of monkeypox and how contagious it is #CrossConnection pic.twitter.com/TPgUUpWYYm
— The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross (@CrossConnection) May 21, 2022
But on the other hand, public health “experts” had been just as blasé about COVID when it first emerged. Recall how even Dr. Anthony Fauci initially dismissed it as a probable nothing burger.
“This is not a major threat to the people of the United States, and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about,” he said during a Newsmax interview on Jan. 21st, 2020.
“This is not a major threat for the people in United States, and this is not something the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about” – Dr. Fauci to @gregkellyusa, Jan 21, 2020 pic.twitter.com/xMrkGEvVX3
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 3, 2020
He clearly turned out to be extraordinarily wrong …
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