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California Monkeypox Cases Double as Officials Scramble to Contain Outbreak

California Monkeypox Cases Double as Officials Scramble to Contain Outbreak

Two large parties in Los Angeles County were monkeypox “superspreader” events.

As July begins, and June’s gay pride celebrations become a memory, some participants returned from the parades and parties with a pathogenic souvenir.

In California, monkeypox cases have more than doubled over the past week in the state. In the Bay Area, officials are scrambling to contain the outbreak.

California had reported 95 monkeypox cases as of Friday, up from 40 the week before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 460 cases have been reported nationwide as of Friday, up from 150 the week before.

In the Bay Area, more than two dozen confirmed or suspected cases have already been reported, with 16 in San Francisco alone as of Friday, though that number is updated only once a week and is almost certainly higher by now, health officials said.

…Almost all cases so far have been reported among gay or bisexual men, most of whom are believed to have been exposed through sexual or other close contact with someone who was infected. The risk to the general public remains very low, local and federal health officials say.

In Los Angeles County, health officials have identified two large parties as monkeypox “superspreader” events.

Los Angeles County officials have reported limited local transmission of monkeypox, with some recent cases involving people who attended large events here and infected people who haven’t traveled out of state.

“There’s been some what we call ‘community transmission.’ That is, it’s not from travelers or people who went elsewhere and contracted monkeypox somewhere else. It’s actually they got monkeypox here in L.A. County, because it was transmitted from someone else here in L.A. County who had monkeypox,” Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said at this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

…“The majority of people who have been diagnosed here in L.A. County with monkeypox have been folks who attended two very big parties,” Ferrer said this week. “So we’ve done a lot of very specific outreach to the attendees at these events.”

Matt Ford, who goes back and forth between both New York City and Los Angeles, contracted monkeypox after being exposed via a friend in LA through skin-to-skin contact. He blasts the response being taken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to Ford, it took the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention three days to give him an official diagnosis when he “already knew” what they would say.

“According to my doctor … the CDC is doing a really lackluster job of tracking how many cases there actually are,” he says in a TikTok video.

“[This is] due to a lack of testing, and generally not being on top of it.”

On social media, Ford also shared how painful the monkeypox lesions were.

Some of the lesions hurt so much that he went back to the doctor, who gave him pain medication.

“That proved really useful because I was finally able to sleep through the night,” Ford said. “But even the painkillers did not fully numb it. It just made it kind of bearable enough that I could go back to sleep.”

In the video, Ford is plain spoken as he looks directly into camera and warns others.

Matt Ford said he had more than 25 lesions on his body, like this one on his arm.

“Hi, my name is Matt. I have monkeypox, this sh*t sucks and you don’t want it,” Ford tells his viewers.

While the World Health Organization has not officially declared the monkeypox outbreak a global emergency, the agency’s monkeypox emergency committee will “revisit its position shortly” due to the “rapid evolution and emergency nature” of the global outbreak and the fact that cases in Europe have tripled since mid-June.


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I read an article yesterday where it seemed to me Matt Ford blamed the CDC for not doing enough to stop the spread of Monkeypox. Heaven forbid someone tell the truth here, that men can stop the spread of Monkeypox by not f***ing other men and/or s***ing their c***s.

Capitalist-Dad | July 4, 2022 at 8:45 am

Looks like a job Bootygigger could handle better than the supply chain.

Self government requires self discipline.

All we need to is:
1. Educate the public
2. Reinforce that education to communities impacted at higher rates until they tell us to stop
3. Diagnostic tools to ER, Doc in Box, primary care providers
4. Contact trace like any other thing spread via intimacy
5. guidance for those impacted re safeguarding others who are cohabiting

We need a focused effort not a shotgun blast fear mongering campaign that would reinstate the regime of the crazy Karen.

    Peabody in reply to CommoChief. | July 4, 2022 at 11:22 am

    1. Educate the public

    If you could educate the public no Democrat would ever get elected. Everybody would quit using illegal drugs. And nobody would die when stopped by the police.

    If you could educate the publc everyone would wrap themselves in a silver lining, pull up their pants, go out and watch some baseball, eat a hot dog and enjoy a budweiser.

    6. However—Democrats are in charge of educating the pulbic. They teach 17 genders in preschool, CRT in first grade, LGBTQIA in third grade and by the time they reach 12th grade, can add 2+2, fill out a welfare application, spell BLM, Antifa, and defund police. And if they go to college, oh hell, CommoChief, that would make me cry.

      MajorWood in reply to Peabody. | July 4, 2022 at 1:54 pm

      1. Indoctrinate the public.

      It is true that anyone can get monkeypox. But (one T), it only seems to happen to certain people at certain times. They call that “profiling.” I call it statistics.

      CommoChief in reply to Peabody. | July 4, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      Hey man,….you have a lot of negative energy…..and it’s really bumming me out…so get off my cloud dude …what with your negative vibes…its inhibiting my shakra….and delaying my personal growth towards a better karmic state…..(S)

        Peabody in reply to CommoChief. | July 4, 2022 at 4:02 pm

        .”…you have a lot of negative energy…”

        Yeah, I know. .I was at the library the other day when I found a book called “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

        I thought “What good would that do?” so I put it back.

          Peabody in reply to Peabody. | July 4, 2022 at 4:06 pm

          My only hope in life is to avoid Milhouse and read more uplifting comments by Commo Chief of Silver Linings.

          CommoChief in reply to Peabody. | July 4, 2022 at 5:14 pm

          Don’t avoid Milhouse based on his style of delivery because the substance of his message is usually correct. Plus he keeps the rest of us honest or at least wary of inviting his criticism because we can’t sufficiently defend a claim.

          Silver lining – even d/prog need a day off from screaming at the sky because DJT took away their toy; SCOTUS.

          Peabody in reply to Peabody. | July 4, 2022 at 7:50 pm

          Concerning Milhouse:

          That was a bit of sarcasm on my part. I love Milhouse. Read his every comment. Probably the only one who ever gives him a thumbs up.

          A bit of trivia: Milhouse is a fan of Richard Nixon and takes his nom de plume “MILHOUSE” from the former president’s middle name.

          henrybowman in reply to Peabody. | July 5, 2022 at 1:24 am

          Um… I hope not. Nixon’s is spelled with no E.
          Milhouse with an E is the nerd from The Simpsons.

          artichoke in reply to Peabody. | July 5, 2022 at 2:08 am

          No need for it. Others will achieve the positive results you deserve, especially if you’re a protected class you can find some white male and force him to deliver it. Let him do the “positive thinking”, just relax!

      We’re literally at war. Pulling our country back together is s going to be a lot tougher than anybody ever imagined. Personally, I don’t think it can be done, and we’d be a lot stronger and happier separating.

        artichoke in reply to | July 5, 2022 at 2:09 am

        Pulling back together sounds like Obama, who bemoaned those who were “tearing us apart” aka freedom for those usually tasked to provide for the deadweight. Not interested.

      henrybowman in reply to Peabody. | July 6, 2022 at 3:47 am

      “If you could educate the publc everyone would wrap themselves in a silver lining, pull up their pants, go out and watch some baseball, eat a hot dog and enjoy a budweiser.”

      Perfect weather for a streamlined world /
      There’ll be spandex jackets, one for everyone…/
      What a beautiful world that would be /
      What a glorious time to be free…

How long until social media tosses you off for saying it’s a ghey spreading disease?

    n.n in reply to Skip. | July 4, 2022 at 10:39 am

    As AIDS, and, aside from planned parent/hood in several Democrat districts, Covid-19/20/21/22, and, NOW (pun intended), Monkeypox transmitted through the digestive intercourse by way of the back hole.

Parades without pride. Forego digestive intercourse, avoid primary transmission paths: back… black holes… whores h/t NAACP.

That said, celebrate lions, lionesses, and their unPlanned cubs playing in gay revelry.

Oh my god! 95 cases of a difficult to transmit and not particularly dangerous disease in a population of 39 million! Panic, panic, panic!

Universal mandatory condoms 24/7 subject to flash inspections and with stiff fines for violations. It’s the only solution. Oh, and lockdowns. Ferrer is already hinting on the return of lock downs in the next 4-5 months (just a coincidence that the elections are 4-5 months away. How about that. A lock down looking for a disease to protect us from.

The risk to the generalpopulation is non-existent. We are talking powerball odds here. Unlike AIDS though, the incubation period is way way faster, and the overt symptoms way way more obvious. Even then, it will spread like wildfire, because, well, you know, it goes without saying. But, that being said, somehow I, as a straight white christian conservative male, will ultimately be at fault.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to MajorWood. | July 5, 2022 at 10:53 am

    I’m not so sure the risk to the gen pop is non-existent, although it is not a particularly dangerous disease. Right now it is spreading between gays, but it should be able to spread in other places where people touch each other extensively. Think contact sports, massage parlors, young children.

Science says we should shut down exit from California. Nobody gets out. Truck drivers can drop their trailers at the border where another driver can pick them up. Protect the nation. Wall off California.

    henrybowman in reply to mbecker908. | July 5, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Um. This idiot came home from overseas, landed in NY, then flew INTO California.

    artichoke in reply to mbecker908. | July 5, 2022 at 2:12 am

    California’s almost requiring that anyway, forcing truck loads to be reloaded onto “greener” trucks at the state line. Just don’t provide those trucks and let California worry about the consequences of the problem they started.

      Arminius in reply to artichoke. | July 5, 2022 at 8:55 pm

      Concur. When I was in college I worked during the Summer loading and occasionally (and illegally since I didn’t have a CDL) driving moving trucks. Those trucks were practically antiques; at least 20 years old at the time.

      You might see a nationally recognized brand name on the side of a truck, but most of those trucks are operated by independent agents. It’s the rare independent agent who can afford to buy new trucks or reengine older trucks every few years.

      As of now you can’t register commercial medium or heavy duty trucks older than the 2006 model year. As of 1 January 2023 you will only be allowed to register commercial trucks from the 2010 model year or newer. Unless you’ve reengined it and can prove you’re compliant.

      Once those trucks registered in Kali are banned, the smog police will send their enforcers to Kali’s ports of entry. Then out of state medium and heavy duty trucks that operate 1,000 miles or more in Kali will be banned from entry. Vehicles that operate less than 1k miles in the state can be exempted if the operator can meet the mileage/reporting requirements.

      Considering that 1k miles will make the round trip from Yuma to L.A. 1 1/2 times figure the odds.

      On the other hand, if I could be tempted to move back to Kali it would be that I owned a moving company. Moving companies that have survived the thinning of the herd are making out like bandits. Trucks are already in short supply nationwide (as are drivers). After January 1st many of those trucks won’t be allowed into Kali. People are fleeing the state in droves; try booking a moving van, or better yet, imagine you can pay for it assuming you can reserve a date. I can buy a truck here in Texas for less than U-Haul is charging to rent one in Kali. Owning a moving company in Kali right now is like having the right to print money.

      Fun fact: Using the standard sleight of hand the California Air Resources Board (CARB) acknowledges that the trucking industry will be hit with $4.5 billion in increased compliance costs between 2030 – 2050 but claims that the supposed health benefits will be worth over $36 billion in decreased hospitalizations and premature deaths.

      The costs are real, the magical figure they came up with for health benefits isn’t. How do they come up with these magical figures for health benefits? First, they come up with an assumption such as these emissions control requirements will extend people’s lives by x number of years. Then they survey people and ask how much they’d pay to add five or ten years to their lives.

      Of course these laws won’t do anything of the sort. Beyond a certain point cleaning the air cleaner than clean has no further health benefits.

Hand herpes.

Welp…guess we now know Matt Ford’s a lefty.

henrybowman | July 4, 2022 at 10:28 pm

Snowflake holds his hand out in horror, like he’s growing a third eyeball on it.
Does a face modeling scene that looks like every teen acne ad ever shot.
He had “75 lesions!” (A slow week for a novice beekeeper.)
“This is SO much more worse than it sounds!”
And none of it was my fault, all the fault of the big, bad CDC.
Aw, you had a little pain, weren’t hospitalized, and you’re healing.
Your problem isn’t monkeypox, its narcissism.
Heaven help you if you ever need to get a job that involves more than smiling and looking gay.

Making California Great again.

There are places that are engineered to accept an adult male’s “Anthony Weiner.” That isn’t a minor child’s twitter account if you’re a congress critter, or anybody really, or a rectum. I’m not trying to tell anyone how to live their lives; whatever shakes your peaches. But the fact is certain sexual practices are riskier than others. The rectum’s lining is thinner than the vagina’s, and there is no natural lubrication. Consequently the rectum is more prone to tearing. Any tear in the body’s protective lining is an avenue for infection. Then of course there’s the fact that since the rectum is designed to hold something until you have time and a place to deposit it there is naturally bacteria present not normally found in a vagina. Unless you have really unsanitary sexual practices.

As an aside, the only theoretical straight men I ever knew caught it in Thailand. Where the cross-dressing hookers really can sometimes look like real women. One guy actually confessed to me that he was so drunk that when the prostitute looked up at him and said, “I’m really a guy, do you mind?” he said, “At this point no.”

I’m not going to suggest I never had any liberty incidents. But I’d never tell anyone I slept with a prostitute, let alone if the prostitute turned out to be a guy. In fact, I learned early in my career to follow the grandma rule. Do I want my grandma seeing this story every hour on CNN? Because as a Naval officer if I committed a crime that made me eligible for the local slammer I am making the news.

Google “Okinawa rape” and the first results you’re going to see will be the 1995 case involving a Sailor and some Marines. Japanese guys rape Okinawan girls practically every day and it’s not news.

At Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan we had the joy of visiting servicemembers who landed in prison and giving them health and welfare items (toothbrushes, toothpasite, soap, etc.). You’re still hours even when we don’t like you anymore, until the host country puts your worthless behind on a plane and ships you home. When U.S. Naval Forces Philippines was disestablished that meant every country west of the date line.

You’ll lose a lot of weight in a Japanese prison. I like Japanese food. Japanese prison food not so much.

In a third world prison like in the Philippines you’ll maybe last 6 months.

    Arminius in reply to Arminius. | July 5, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I figure my odds of getting Monkeypox are the same as my odds of getting AIDs were. As a monogamous heterosexual man almost zero. I say almost just in case my significant other gets a wild hair and has a fling.

    Unfortunately I knew a couple of Sailors who went through this evolution.

    1. Return from Thailand.
    2. Get really bad news from Navy medical after a routine check-up.
    3. Tell your wife you were unfaithful.
    4. With a prostitute.
    5. And you have AIDs.
    6. She needs to get tested.
    7. That prostitute wasn’t a woman.

    Except for number 1, getting out of Thailand alive, none of those things were on my to-do list. Don’t get me wrong; I like prostitutes. Being a Sailor pretty much all I had when I wasn’t home were dive bars and working girls. I’d deploy to Thailand to do Cobra Gold and my wife insisted I bring protection. She was Japanese. Being Japanese she could not comprehend I could go to Thailand and not be unfaithful to her. Apparently that’s unheard of in Japan.

    The last time I did Cobra Gold the Navy put me up at a nice resort hotel at a beach town in Songkhla. Often after dinner I’d head to the Karaoke lounge and have a few drinks and sing with the prostitutes. Naturally I’d buy them drinks and tip heavily. But I wouldn’t take them to my room. The proprietors of the hotel had trucked in prostitutes from all over Thailand thinking they

    ‘d have a brisk business what with the USN being in town. Man, were they PO’d.

    One girl apologized to me after she figured out I must be gay. Another one became so close to me we were showing each other pictures of our families (she figured out I wasn’t gay). I was singing with her when a female petty officer I was working with wandered in. She jumped up, bowed, and introduced herself in her best and most polite English.

    She figured, “White guy, white woman, must be his wife.”

    We white people got a good laugh out of that, explained our situation, and we all had a good time.