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San Francisco Declares State of Emergency Over Spread of Monkeypox

San Francisco Declares State of Emergency Over Spread of Monkeypox

San Francisco declared a state of emergency due to the spread of monkeypox. The city, with a population of around 843,000, has…261 or 281 cases. Mayor London Breed says the former, and the city’s health department says the latter.

California has 779 confirmed cases.

The state of emergency begins on August 1.

I wonder how the left feels about Breed acknowledging the virus is mostly affecting men who have sexual relations with men:

We know that this virus impacts everyone equally — but we also know that those in our LGBTQ community are at greater risk right now. Our Department of Public Health has been working with community leaders to raise awareness and distributed our limited vaccines for those most at-risk in the community. Our LGBTQ elected leaders like Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, and Supervisor Matt Dorsey have been leading efforts calling for more support. They’ve been joined by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has always been a champion for public health, as well as community groups like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and so many others.

Health officials said monkeypox is not spread through the air. The San Francisco Chronicle says, “breathing in close proximity.” You can only get it from “prolonged skin-to-skin contact or bodily fluids.”

Key word: prolonged.

Prolonged: “continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy.”

I cannot find how long it takes for someone to spread monkeypox through skin-to-skin contact, but obviously it takes quite a while.

Airborne or not, monkeypox is not as contagious as COVID “and poses less risk to the general population.”

The city has 8,200 doses of a vaccine. Officials claim they don’t have plans to go iron fist on the public as they did with COVID :

A rapid surge of monkeypox cases in San Francisco has collided with a scarcity of available vaccines. To date, city officials said they’ve received about 8,200 doses of the Jynneos vaccine, which is intended to prevent monkeypox and smallpox in adults.

“We want the flexibility to be able to use our resources to best serve the public and protect health,” San Francisco Health Officer Susan Philip said Thursday. “We also want to affirm our commitment to the health of our LGBTQ communities in San Francisco, as we have historically always done as a city,” she added, referring to the population most impacted by monkeypox so far.

Philip emphasized that she was not planning to call for any closures or restrictions, which distinguishes this emergency declaration from the health orders issued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Comments

If they know one of the chief causes of the spread, all the at-risk population has to do is not do the thing that causes the spread…

    jpwcpa in reply to UJ. | July 29, 2022 at 11:53 am

    I’m sorry, but that’s way too logical for the people in the at-risk population to understand.

    ConradCA in reply to UJ. | July 30, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    It’s Homos because they have sex with strangers. The progressive fascists can’t say that because they pander to them.

    pst314 in reply to UJ. | August 1, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    And given that monkeypox is much more easily transmitted than HIV, I’m keeping my distance from likely carriers.

Reminds me of the scare tactics and falsehoods early in AIDS.

The truth:
Do not have sex with men who engage in anal sex with other men.
Do not have sex with women who have sex with men who engage in anal sex with other men.
Make sure you don’t receive a blood transfusion from those above.

There might be other ways with Monkey Pox. I would recommend not having “prolonged contact” with those groups but I don’t know what that means.

Yes, it impacts all of us equally. Obviously. Because all of us maintain prolonged close contact with men who engage in anal sex with many dozens of male sexual partners. That pretty much includes everybody.

I remember when AIDS got so bad in the gay community that Diane Feinstein shut down the bath houses. The left called her a Nazi for doing that. Then the left decided that anybody can get it, not just homosexual men. We wasted endless government dollars convincing heterosexuals that they had to worry about AIDS. Not falling for it this time with monkeypox.

2smartforlibs | July 29, 2022 at 12:07 pm

Notice no masks and 6 ft for the gay community.

E Howard Hunt | July 29, 2022 at 12:23 pm

There are two conflicting theories as to its origins:

A wet market on Fire Island

A lavatory leak in Provincetown

Curiously it’s not spreading like wildfire through BJJ gyms. You know the “other” place where there’s sweaty man on man contact with multiple partners.

Try cleaning up your streets first, since we know fecal contact has a lot to do with spread. Having your sidewalks used as open sewers can’t be a good thing.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Ironclaw. | July 29, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    I believe in California they refer to that as “local color” and it cannot be disturbed.

    Subotai Bahadur

this is the real meaning of CYA

They’ve been joined by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has always been a champion for public health … … especially in Chinatown

Iron fist seems apt.

Maybe they could use The Flight of the Concords song “Think About It” to educate those SF residents.

A few lines from the song:
There’s people on the street
Getting diseases from monkeys
Yeah, that’s what I said
They’re getting diseases from monkeys
Now, there’s junkies with monkey disease
Who’s touching these monkeys?
Please, leave these poor sick monkeys alone
They’ve got problems enough as it is

Just follow the CDC guidelines from the “experts”:

1. Have sex with your clothes on.
2. Masturbate six feet apart.

Steven Brizel | July 29, 2022 at 4:51 pm

What exactly does a “state of emergency” mean in San Francisco? Does it mean shutting down the venues where the conduct that gives rise to monkeypox is transmitted?

Amputate the infected part. That will stop the spread. LOL

San Fran? Oh, geesh, I worked in medicine during the AIDS epidemic. Do people never learn?

harleycowboy | July 30, 2022 at 9:48 am

Pull your pants up, close your mouth and keep your hands to yourself. Two weeks to flatten the curve.

“…We know that this virus impacts everyone <b?equally — but we also know that those in our LGBTQ community are at greater risk right now… ”

Alrighty then. Both things can not be true. Either we are all at equal risk. Or some of us are at greater risk. Choose one.

This is the definition of cognitive dissonance. Believing two contradictory concepts at the same time.

Wanna know how I know I’m not getting Monkey Pox? I’m avoiding gay bath houses and prison relationships.

“…We know that this virus impacts everyone equally — but we also know that those in our LGBTQ community are at greater risk right now… ”

I’m old enough to remember AIDS. Some types of sex are riskier than others. Some body parts are actually designed to have other body parts inserted into them. Others aren’t.

Be gay for all I care. Just don’t whine to me about the results. Just don’t expect me to care. Maybe it’s not so much the gay thing. But what started as tolerance has now led to affirmation. As in, I have to affirm someone else’s lifestyle choices.

I’m not tolerant if I’m not celebrating somebody’s sexual preferences? No. I’m not celebrating your your s***.

I’m definitely not celebrating the butchering of the English language.

Old Navy Doc | July 30, 2022 at 7:09 pm

Dr Fauci and the CDC will mandate every biologic male over age 10 wear a condom 24/7 to stem monkey pox. About as “scientific” as COVID dictates.