Hello John and Doves,
In the U.S.:The White House "declared monkeypox a public health emergency on August 4."
Global Monkeypox Cases Fall 21%—Though U.S. Still Tops World Case Count
And on July 23, the Director-General of WHO "declared the escalating global monkeypox outbreak a Public Health of International Concern (PHEIC)."
WHO Director-General declares the ongoing monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
As of July 22, 2022, the U.S. had 2,891 confirmed cases of monkeypox.As of August 25, 2022 - one month later, there are 16,926 confirmed cases of monkeypox; that's an increase of 14,000 cases in one month!
2022 U.S. Map & Case Count | Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC
So far, monkeypox, outside of Africa, is spread predominantly between humans through sexual transmission. And they have found that oropharyngeal swabs (oral, throat, mouth area) "indicate that the patient may remain contagious EVEN AFTER the resolution of symptoms." This is important information.
Case report describes clinical manifestation of monkeypox, SARS-CoV-2, and HIV coinfectionPCR (polymerase chain reaction - this test measures the amount of genetic material that has been "amplified" after the polymerase chain reaction itself has stopped.) assays are used to identify monkeypox. And here's a 'new' test developed by Transasia Bio-Medicals - a RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction - this test "allows for real time observation of the genetic material and quantifies it after each successive round of amplification) kit that is 'highly sensitive.' This is recommended for "early detection and better management of the infection".
First indigenously-developed RT-PCR kit to test monkeypox releasedThere is not yet data available on the effectiveness of the currently available vaccines for this outbreak.The U.S. has purchased over ten million doses of the monkeypox (rather smallpox) vaccine. "Past data from Africa suggests that the smallpox vaccine is at least 85% effective in preventing monkeypox. Smallpox and monkeypox vaccines are effective at protecting people against monkeypox when given before exposure to monkeypox. Experts also believe that vaccination after a monkeypox exposure may help decrease the disease or make it less severe. The sooner an exposed person gets the vaccine, the better. CDC recommends that the vaccine be given within 4 days from the date of exposure in order to prevent onset of the disease. If given between 4 - 14 days after the date of exposure, vaccination may reduce the symptoms of the disease, but may not prevent the disease."
Monkeypox and Smallpox Vaccine Guidance | Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDCNow, "Health chiefs (of the World Health Organization) have warned people to be on the lookout for monkeypox as infections have started to 'evade' vaccines." "This means that people who are vaccinated - are still catching the illness." As of August 23, 2022, the UK has reported 3,025 confirmed infections. WHO admitted that they don't have any 'firm efficacy data or effectiveness data' for giving the smallpox vaccine prophylactically.
Warning as health chiefs say monkeypox cases are 'evading' jabs | The US SunAs of 8/23/2022, WHO reported that there are 41,358 cases found in 94 countries.Note: monkeypox in western countries is not monkeypox endemic to AfricaHere is one man's documented history of having monkeypox - with pictures - he is hoping to educate people on the progression of this disease. He also said that the CDC is using his case as a "clinically perfect" example of monkeypox.
Monkeypox Symptoms: Patient's Photo Timeline of Rash Goes ViralSo far, in the U.S., very few people have gotten the second dose of monkeypox vaccine "needed for full protection". Almost 97% of shots so far given are the first dose. The second dose is suppose to be give four weeks after the first dose.Because there are not enough doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine (a two dose regimen) for the at risk population, each vial of vaccine is suppose to be divided into 5 inoculations per the federal government (and this was approved by the FDA). This involves giving the inoculation per an intradermal technique - smaller, shallower injections. This way of inoculating can lead to scarring and more pain at the site. Plus the second dose of this vaccine regimen can be delayed by three to six months now. (Many who give this vaccine are saying it's hard to divide the vial up into 5 doses - many are only getting 3 or 4 doses per vial.)
Some health officials struggling with new monkeypox vaccine injection method - ABC NewsThe manufacturer of the vaccine Jynneos (Bavarian Nordic) used in the U.S. said they have "doubts about the safety of the method (intradermally that the U.S. is using) - saying this could "increase risk of reactions compared to injecting it into the muscle." And the second dose is to be given four weeks after the first to be "fully effective."
UPDATE 1-Very few in the U.S. getting full monkeypox vaccine series - CDC chief
So yet again, we have the White House making up their own rules, making up their own "science" concerning vaccines - because they don't have enough vaccine for 'the people they are recommending take this'. Instead of following what the manufacturer has said to do - as this is how the vaccine was tested in the clinical trials. Vaccines can be dangerous - they may cause harm, have unknown adverse reactions and/or may not work at all if the manufacturer's directions are not followed.
The CDC has set out "guidance" for schools and day cares concerning monkeypox. The monkeypox vaccine is available for children as young as 5 months, the CDC "only recommends vaccination for three groups of people who are at high risk of contracting the disease: people who have been in contact with someone with monkeypox. People who have had sex in the last two weeks with someone diagnosed with monkeypox. And people who had multiple sexual partners in the last two weeks in an area with known monkeypox.The CDC said, "At this time, there is no need for widespread vaccination for monkeypox among children or staff at K-12 schools or early childhood settings."
CDC releases new monkeypox guidance for schools and day cares. Here are 5 key takeawaysVaccination for smallpox ended in the U.S. in 1972. These vaccinated people may still have some immunity to smallpox and monkeypox.
Adults with smallpox vaccine may have immunity from monkeypox | UCLA Health Connect
This is an ongoing infection that is spreading slowly...we are expecting more information to come out as this continues to be a problem. The CDC is reporting that monkeypox cases have started to fall globally and the U.S. is seeing a "downward trend" in hard hit cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
Monkeypox: CDC ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Falling Rates Of Infections—But Racial Disparities Spark Concern
"Worldwide confirmed cases of monkeypox fell 21% last week after climbing for four weeks straight, a potential sign the outbreak is slowing in Europe, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, though cases in the U.S. remain the highest in the world." Monkeypox is now in all 50 states.
Global Monkeypox Cases Fall 21%—Though U.S. Still Tops World Case CountAnd now the White House/FDA is not following the manufacturer's directions for giving the monkeypox vaccine - what could possibly go wrong??!!Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!Maranatha!Chance