Biden and the media are firing up the fear machine again. Biden said yesterday, monkeypox is “something that everybody should be concerned about,” though he partially walked that back today.
Here is what we know so far: the small number of cases in the United States have mostly been among gay men, so we know what demographic group is most vulnerable.
This UNHERD article gets it right:
- Monkeypox is not a new virus.
- Symptoms are mild.
- It is very hard to transmit, requiring close physical contact.
What we can’t allow is another shutdown panic in the name of “public health.”