WHO Declares Monkeypox a “Global Health Emergency”

Also WHO: 98% of cases outside Africa are "men who have sex with men"

Source: The New York Times

For the second time in two years, the World Health Organization has taken the extraordinary step of declaring a global emergency. This time the cause is monkeypox, which has spread in just a few weeks to dozens of countries and infected tens of thousands of people.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the W.H.O.’s director general, on Saturday overruled a panel of advisers, who could not come to a consensus, and declared a “public health emergency of international concern,” a designation the W.H.O. currently uses to describe only two other diseases, Covid-19 and polio.

“We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little, and which meets the criteria” for a public health emergency, Dr. Tedros told reporters. It was apparently the first time that the director general had sidestepped his advisers to declare an emergency.

The W.H.O.’s declaration signals a public health risk requiring a coordinated international response. The designation can lead member countries to invest significant resources in controlling an outbreak, draw more funding to the response, and encourage nations to share vaccines, treatments and other key resources for containing the outbreak.

CBS News:

WHO’s top monkeypox expert, Dr. Rosamund Lewis, said this week that 99% of all the monkeypox cases beyond Africa were in men and that of those, 98% involved men who have sex with men. Experts suspect the monkeypox outbreaks in Europe and North America were spread via sex at two raves in Belgium and Spain.

  1. YakovKedmi says

    “The New York Times” the amerikano Marxist propaganda sheet of record.
    “CBS News” a moving picture propaganda outlet of Marxism.
    The W.H.O. a Marxist organization for the purpose harming and enslaving humans and other bipedals of the planet.

    Would be more useful if you just published here every day an article from “Vechernye Novosty” and from the “Komsomolskaya Pravda” and a summary of Margarita Simonyan’s remarks on Vecher TV.

  2. YakovKedmi says


    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases grew by 7,523 across Russia in the past 24 hours, up from 6,953 a day earlier, the coronavirus crisis center told journalists on Sunday. Overall, Russia has recorded 18,532,255 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Overall, Russia reports 382,155 coronavirus-related fatalities.

    Confirmed coronavirus cases in Moscow grew by 2,386 in the past day compared to 1,871 a day earlier, the latest figures suggest. This is the highest figure since March 4, when 2,463 COVID-19 cases were recorded. Overall, Moscow identified 2,799,254 COVID-19 cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Russia, the crisis center said.

  3. William A White says

    Who thinks that stickin yer dick in shit’s a bad idea! Who a thunk it? Not the Who that’s who.

  4. Vladimir Bulić says

    All patients were vaccinated with the mrna vaccine against COVID 19. It is very likely that monkeypox is herpes caused by weakened immunity.

  5. Maiasta says

    Great to have back, Marko.

  6. Bruce says

    I like the picture I saw of a bowl of wine corks–the fag-pox equivalent of face masks. I well remember when AIDs was the big topic and now cared then except the alphabet soup crowd. Anything that thins that herd is a good thing.

  7. Dale says

    *sighs* can’t we at least get WWIII out of the way first ?

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