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Old 20th May 2022, 20:59
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Should we be scared - or should we be stock piling bananas?

It appears that the smallpox vaccine gives protection so those of a certain age who received it routinely - before it was phased out in the U.K. in 1971 - won’t be the priority group this time.
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Old 20th May 2022, 22:24
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Originally Posted by BWSBoy6 View Post
Should we be scared - or should we be stock piling bananas?

It appears that the smallpox vaccine gives protection so those of a certain age who received it routinely - before it was phased out in the U.K. in 1971 - won’t be the priority group this time.
There are supplies of vaccine available. It does not spread easily as close contact is required, nor does it mutate other than slowly as it is a DNA virus rather than an RNA virus. Not losing any sleep over it. Oook!
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Old 20th May 2022, 23:06
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On the news tonight they said it was spread by close physical contact. It is apparent that many of the cases are amongst the gay and bisexual community.
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Old 20th May 2022, 23:10
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We should not be scared - it is a mild irritation of the skin with Chicken Pox-like symptoms. There are no cases of it being terminal and one generally recovers from the unpleasant illness within a few weeks.

It is NOT a new COVID.

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Old 21st May 2022, 02:23
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Originally Posted by HOVIS View Post
On the news tonight they said it was spread by close physical contact. It is apparent that many of the cases are amongst the gay and bisexual community.
...because heteros don't have "close physical contact". Well that makes sense

On the news I listened to they said epidemiologists are not sure yet how it's getting transmitted, that it's generally found in Africa, but current cases are being found in other places and at much higher numbers than normal. They also said it causes a rash like chicken pox, and the pustules can rupture and cause problems if not treated properly. t sounded unpleasant, but not fatal
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...because heteros don't have "close physical contact". Well that makes sense

On the news I listened to they said epidemiologists are not sure yet how it's getting transmitted, that it's generally found in Africa, but current cases are being found in other places and at much higher numbers than normal. They also said it causes a rash like chicken pox, and the pustules can rupture and cause problems if not treated properly. t sounded unpleasant, but not fatal
It's a ploy by Putin; he's producing the virus in order to divert attention from the disgusting war he's waging.
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Old 21st May 2022, 04:32
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Wait for the press to scaremonger the public like they did over COVID.
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Old 21st May 2022, 05:07
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I'm led to believe that the 'free-spirited' nature of the gay male party scene is the vector that seems to be spreading this pox. A Spanish 'sauna' in Madrid appears at this point to be the main spreader. As to how things go from here, who knows, but one thing for certain it will be used by governments and press to their own ends.
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Old 21st May 2022, 06:26
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There's a sauna in Madrid ???? With the mercury hitting 36 degrees today, one wonders why such an establishment should be necessary. I doubt there will be a handy lake in which to jump or a bank of snow to roll around in. Those Spanish chaps must be mad. Perhaps it's the heat.?
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Old 21st May 2022, 09:05
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The linked article is interesting- an interview from 1998 where an ex-Soviet Bioweapon Colonel talks about weaponising

https://apple.news/ApH9pUVjmSd-795j8eqmJyg

Also interesting is the map of countries with outbreaks - the non-African ones are mostly supplies of weapons to Ukraine

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Old 21st May 2022, 09:22
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Despite reassurances that Monkeypox is mild, there’s a definite feeling of gleeful anticipation of potentially “Son of Covid” by the media.
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Old 21st May 2022, 09:53
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The overwhelming opinion on the electricians' website which I frequent is that the virus is being spread by plumbers getting intimate with monkeys.
My scientific background makes me somewhat sceptical about these claims, however.
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Old 21st May 2022, 09:56
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Originally Posted by Blues&twos View Post
The overwhelming opinion on the electricians' website which I frequent is that the virus is being spread by plumbers getting intimate with monkeys.
My scientific background makes me somewhat sceptical about these claims, however.
Ah, I always wondered why plumbers used monkey wrenches. Now I know…
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Old 21st May 2022, 10:40
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Ah, I always wondered why plumbers used monkey wrenches. Now I know…
Note the "r" in the name of that particular tool, perhaps the plumbers misread it?
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Old 21st May 2022, 11:00
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Ah, I always wondered why plumbers used monkey wrenches. Now I know…
Sure, for loosening/tightening monkey nuts...
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The linked article is interesting- an interview from 1998 where an ex-Soviet Bioweapon Colonel talks about weaponising
https://apple.news/ApH9pUVjmSd-795j8eqmJyg
Also interesting is the map of countries with outbreaks - the non-African ones are mostly supplies of weapons to Ukraine
'Mostly'. Also the ones with more air connections with the African countries with outbreaks?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...-vs-causation/
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Old 21st May 2022, 11:41
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I did wonder if Putin had a hand in this, although on the 'Ukraine unpleasantries' thread I was advised not to worry!

But this thing seems to be spreading in a different way than previously, over a bigger footprint. There may be innocent explanations for that, but the correlation with nations supporting Ukraine does seem to be a thing.

And if it is Putin, is this a genuine biological attack, or just a warning...

I guess if the war in Ukraine is veered towards diplomacy in the coming days, we might have an answer.
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Old 21st May 2022, 11:48
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Apart from the rashes - which were occasionally reported with C19 - the symptoms sound eerily familiar:


“fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion.“



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61527835
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Old 21st May 2022, 12:19
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It is NOT a new COVID.

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It will be in the USA, we have an election coming up.
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Old 21st May 2022, 12:36
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Case fatality rate between 3% and 6%

This from the World Health Organisation.

Monkeypox (who.int)

But you are fairly unlikely to get it.
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