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CDC Reports U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Monkeypox Vaccines to Meet Demand

CDC Reports U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Monkeypox Vaccines to Meet Demand

Nearly every case of monkeypox reported in New York City has been in a man.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the demand for monkeypox vaccine in the U.S. is now greater than the national supply.

The shortfall, which CDC Director Rochelle Walensky described as “frustrating,” comes as the U.S. has recorded 1,470 monkeypox cases, up from 45 cases on June 10. The U.S. cases are part of a global outbreak that has been widening since May and now includes more than 11,000 confirmed cases in 55 countries.

“I want to acknowledge that at this time the demand for vaccines from jurisdictions is higher than our current available supply, and we know that this is frustrating,” said Walensky during a media briefing. “We anticipate an increase in cases in the coming weeks.”

The Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the Strategic National Stockpile, said it had so far distributed about 156,000 doses of Jynneos, the two-dose FDA-approved monkeypox vaccine, and that another 131,000 doses are available.

The CDC is now working with a Danish firm to obtain more doses. The firm needs approval by the Food and Drug Administration before the order can go through.

The CDC vaccination campaign relies on the two-dose vaccine Jynneos, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2019 for adults ages 18 and older who are at high risk of monkeypox or smallpox infection.

The U.S. is also working with the Danish manufacturer, Bavarian Nordic, to accept delivery of another 786,000 Jynneos doses currently stored in Denmark. HHS will preposition those doses in the U.S., and they will become available for distribution once the FDA signs off on the company’s facility. That approval is expected by the end of the month, according to Dawn O’Connell, the HHS official who leads the office that oversees the U.S. strategic national stockpile.

HHS has ordered 2.5 million more doses of the Jynneos vaccine from Bavarian Nordic that will ship to the U.S. strategic national stockpile over the next year. The U.S. placed an order for an additional 2.5 million doses on Friday, which will ship to the national stockpile in 2023. In total, the U.S. should have nearly 7 million Jynneos doses by mid-2023, according to HHS.

Meanwhile, the numbers from New York City offer some intriguing information. Over 95% of the monkeypox bases are in men…and the other 5% are in “transgenders” or cases where the gender is not known. There are no confirmed cases in women.

Of the 336 cases in the city – the most of any singular locality in America – 321 are among men, with no confirmed cases among women. The remaining five percent of cases are split between transgender persons and cases where the gender is unknown.

Transgender people were not included with the LGBQ community in the data.

The virus has famously erupted among communities of gay and bisexual men across the world in recent months after first being detected in Europe, and this data confirms that the community is being hammered by the virus in New York as well.

In total, over 11,000 cases have been detected in nations where the virus is not endemic as part of this outbreak – including 1,470 in the U.S.

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Socially liberal transgender trends with benefits.

Like AIDS, part deux.

Oddly enough, the local news actually reported that it is being spread in the gay community.

Plan B: Guys: stop having anal sex, particularly with strangers during those frequent bacchanalia. There is a reason why homosexuality and promiscuity have been deemed to be vices for so many millennia. Figure it out.

Committed, monogamous relationships would seem to be at very low if any risk. Engaging in casual sexual activity is a choice. Making that choice within the context of another disease being transmitted via intimate contact with low vaccine availability seems reckless.

The rest of the folks are observing the choices being made within this sub population and at some are unlikely to be overly sympathetic to future appeals for help in removing consequences for self sabotage.

Antifundamentalist | July 16, 2022 at 2:50 pm

Sur-Prize, Sur-Prize, Sur-Prize (to quote an old tv show).

Dolce Far Niente | July 16, 2022 at 2:55 pm

Bareback anal sex is the obvious mode of transmission, fecal matter is the vector.

Catching monkeypox is 100% voluntary, so I have no sympathy for those who invite it, nor do I have any reason to think I might ever be exposed, so the lack of a vaxx is moot.

Has the CDuhC recommended social distancing yet? It might actually work in this case.

Oh goody, if they can spread it around enough maybe we can have all mail voting in Nov

So, no “man” is following the CDC recommendations of having sex with their clothes on and masterbating 6 feet apart.

Hey, don’t let some random dude stick his dick up your ass and you won’t have to worry about it.

Easily solved.

Well, dinner is going to be a lot later than I had planned.

That is a blessing.

henrybowman | July 16, 2022 at 4:14 pm

“The shortfall, which CDC Director Rochelle Walensky described as ‘frustrating…'”

CDC underpants gnomes.

1. Scare the shit out of people with 24/7 coverage of an illness they’re less likely to get than lightning.

2. Complain that demand for the vaccine has skyrocketed and now you don’t have enough.

3. Success! (Budget increase, kickbacks from grateful pharma).

Two weeks of staying home and out of the bars and clubs would flatten the curve immensely. It is the truth. Why can’t they say it this time.

NYC reveals that 95% of monkeypox patients in the Big Apple are men with ZERO women having been infected so far – and at least 60% are ‘LGBQ’: US case tally reaches 1,470

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So if no women have the disease I would say it’s 100%, not 95% men….

Called math

So who exactly is paying for all these monkeypox vaccinations? Or more to my point, who isn’t paying for them?

They’re trying so very hard to make this seem like the next pandemic…

“Not enough monkey pox vaccine”

It’s called supply and demand. They’re working on the wrong end—they should be trying to reduce demand instead of increasing supply. Duh.

I hear that New York City has a resurgence of COVID (BA.5?)
They are getting paranoid

E Howard Hunt | July 16, 2022 at 8:04 pm

If there isn’t enough just have those at risk share needles.

The CDC doesn’t usually shy away from speaking out about behaviors that pose a pubic health risk: poor diet, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, and alcohol use are regular targets of their sermons. They positively have a hard-on against owning guns.

But here, they tiptoe so gingerly around the “P”-word: promiscuity. Equally absent is the “M”-word: monogamy. Don’t tell me this is about stigma. They’ll stigmatize the tar out of you if you’re fat, or a smoker, or own a gun. This is about not goring certain political sacred cows. Sadly, it’s the same population they want to protect from “stigma” that will suffer from their prevarication.

1,470 cases in the US and 11,000 worldwide in a population exceeding 7 billion? They act like that’s significant. There should be no demand for the monkeypox vaccine. The only reason we have these numbers is we’re very suddenly and suspiciously exerting great effort to find this disease.

“Put a sock on it.” Dean Wormer

Masturbation is a very safe type of sex.