I noted yesterday that 95% of monkeypox cases are diagnosed in gay men. Specifically, gay men who have lots of sex, usually anonymous sex or sex with randos or group sex or orgies.
Because the disease is spread by intimate contact, and you have to be intimate contact with an infected person to catch it, and then, in quick succession, in intimate contact with an infected person to spread it.
In other words: High-volume hyperpromiscuous sex of the kind practiced nigh-exclusively by gay men and paid prostitutes.
And yet the CDC and health “authorities” absolutely refuse to issue any advisory to stop engaging in high-volume multi-partner promiscuous sex during the pandemic. They have no problem recommending that churches and schools be shuttered, but they won’t tell gay men to cool it on the orgies.
Orgies are obviously super-spreader events but the CDC won’t say a thing about them. Motorcycle rallies are bad, gay orgies are good.
And they’re also shrieking that it’s wrong to claim that this is mostly a gay disease. I mean, 95% of the infected are gay, but The Science (TM) — which, as usual, means “The Politics” — says that we must claim that straights are just as likely to be infected with monkeypox, and that any claim to the contrary is “homophobic” and a “conspiracy theory.”
Mother Jones was aghast that Alex Berenson looked at the statistics and decided that a 95% infection rate of gay men meant that monkeypox was almost entirely a disease associated with gay hyperpromiscuity:[Berenson] then goes on to argue that monkeypox is strictly a disease of gay men. “Are you a gay man who likes sex with lots of other gay men?” he wrote. “Maybe in a bathhouse? Maybe names optional? Maybe with a meth bump on the side? No? Are you sure?… Okay. Don’t worry about the monkeypox thing then.”With those two points–a supposedly overblown illness plus some homophobia–Berenson did what anti-vaccine activists do best. He managed to build upon his previous talking points and pivot to the current news cycle, neatly weaving the latest headlines into a grand conspiracy theory with necessary villains and egregious profiteering.
The MIT Technology Review agrees that statistics are just homophobia with decimal points.
Homophobic misinformation circulating about monkeypox on social media is hampering efforts to curb the disease’s spread, research conducted on behalf of MIT Technology Review has found.There have been 2,093 confirmed cases of the virus reported worldwide as of June 17. So far cases have mainly been identified among men who have sex with men, according to the World Health Organization. Its director in Europe, which is the epicenter of the current outbreak, sounded the alarm this week, warning that the authorities need to do more to contain the disease.
That job is being made harder by false, often homophobic theories that are spreading on all major social media platforms, according to research carried out for MIT Technology Review by the Center for Countering Digital Hate. These false claims are making it harder to convince the public that monkeypox can affect everyone, and they could dissuade people from reporting potential infections.
It can affect everyone.
It is affecting mostly gay men, because gay men are engaging in the bed-hopping that spreads the disease more than anyone else.
Some of this misinformation overlaps with familiar pandemic conspiracy theories, attacking Bill Gates and “global elites” or suggesting that the virus was developed in a lab. But much of it is directly homophobic and attempts to pin blame for the outbreak on LGBTQ+ communities.
Here’s the homophobic hate-site NBCNews.com:
We’re back in 2019-2020 when the media was shrieking that if you accurately said the Chinese flu came from China, you were being “racist,” rather than simply offering a true fact with very useful health consequences. Such as the need to limit travel to and from China.
And now they’re trying to deny that the disease is being spread by behaviors prevalent in some sections of the gay community. Again, this isn’t about blame so much as telling gays: You need to stop with the random near-anonymous sex and group sex for the next few months, okay?
Is that really so much to ask? Weird, the left didn’t think it was a big deal to lock children up for two fucking years.
Some Twitter posts claim countries where anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric is illegal are the areas where monkeypox cases are highest, or call the virus “god’s revenge.”
That has nothing to do with “the science.” That is just emotional bait. The fact is, this disease is being spread by gay sexual behaviors, and gay sexual behaviors need to be addressed by the health authorities, whether or not some Twitter rando approves of the behaviors or not.
In a video shared on Twitter last month, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia falsely claimed that “monkeypox is really only transmitted mostly through gay sex.”
The statistics say that 95% of cases are in gay men. I think that qualifies as “mostly.”
These assholes think that just by attaching Majorie Taylor Greene to a true fact, it makes the claim false.
Homophobic comments on articles about monkeypox that have been liked thousands of times on Facebook have been allowed to remain online, with one specific piece that garnered hundreds of disgusted reactions shared more than 40,000 times via Telegram.
That’s what this “research” commissioned by the MIT Technology Review is all about, isn’t it? Making the case for the next round of censorship.
A YouTube video on a channel with 1.12 million subscribers includes false claims that monkeypox can be avoided simply by not going to gay orgies, getting bitten by a rodent, or getting a prairie dog as a pet.
Um, well, the spread of the disease does require intimate contact with an infected person and then an uninfected person in rapid succession. Other than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studios, where do you think adults are touching each other like that, one after the other?
It has been viewed more than 178,000 times. Another video, from a channel with 294,000 subscribers, claims that women contract monkeypox by coming into “contact with a man who probably has some other contact with another man”; it has been viewed close to 30,000 times. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube did not respond to requests for comment in time for publication.
How dare you permit this accurate but hurtful information to remain available!
Such stigma has real consequences–infected people who may not want to discuss their sex lives are less likely to report their symptoms, making it harder to trace new cases and effectively control the disease.
This “stigma” might also save lives, if people of whatever sexual persuasion, whether gay or straight or bisexual or whatever, can be pressured, Fauci-style, into giving up random/group sexual encounters for a few months.
But, once again: The demands of public health are important enough to require that normies give up the things that normies like doing, like seeing their families are barbecues, but never important enough to require that protected leftist constituencies give up the things that leftist like doing, like rioting and gay urine orgies.
You know what’s really weird? Despite the CDC’s formal claim that straights can get monkeypox just as easily as gays can, and despite the CDC’s absolute refusal to issue even a “guidance” about sexual practices known to spread monkeypox, Anthony Fauci says that gays should get the monkeypox vaccine first.
Why is that? If straights can get monkeypox just as easily as gays, then it’s outright discrimination based on sexual orientation to make it available to gays first, no?
I guess the need for gaydar just got a lot less important. Now, just look for the pustules. Ding! Ding! Ding!
Like AIDS, mankind finds itself reliant upon the least responsible and conscientious group in humanity to prevent the spread of this virus to the point that it somehow infects all aspects of life. That’s not good.
Maybe the CDC could issue the advisory, “Stay out of other people’s butts. Keep other people out of your butt.”
Monkeypox is on the rise here in Utah where there is a HUGE closeted gay community among Mormon men, meeting up with another HUGE population of “out & proud” gays on the streets.
Our “West Side” of Salt Lake City is ground zero for anonymous gay sex.
So far, no vaccines are being sent here.
Anyway, it won’t kill you, like AIDS used to always do.
And whose fault is it that gays get special treatment to be free to spread both diseases?