A lot of nonsense is being talked about monkeypox which is the hypochondriac’s disease of the moment – even more popular than ‘long covid’.
Given the amount of money that the drug companies seem likely to make from it, the disease should be renamed moneypox.
Humans who catch the disease have, in the past, often had close contact with animals. For example three young sufferers in Boudua had all been observed to play with internal organs removed from recently killed monkeys.
Now I may be wrong but I suspect you won’t see a lot of that sort of behaviour in the Cotswolds, the centre of Paris or on Long Island. Kids are too busy playing with their smart phones to spend much time tinkering with monkey organs they picked up in the playground.
Nevertheless, the mainstream media is having a field day and is, doubtless under instructions from the conspirators, spreading lorry loads of lies and misinformation. According to one paper, you know you have monkeypox if you have a temperature, a headache, muscle aches, backache and feel tired. Oh, and a rash later on that looks like chickenpox or possibly smallpox though no one knows what smallpox looks like because there hasn’t been a case since 1980, when it was officially declared extinct, except for the odd bottle of the virus being held in laboratories so that scientists could play Dr Doom.
(Incidentally, the disappearance of smallpox had nothing to do with the smallpox vaccine, as I explained in my book Anyone who tells you vaccines are safe and effective is lying. Here’s the proof. Despite this, the American Government holds enough smallpox vaccines for most of its population. If you’re naïve, you may well wonder why the US taxpayers have bought 119 million doses of a vaccine for a disease that hasn’t existed since Pink Floyd released ‘Another Brick in the Wall’.)
Another report on monkeypox swapped `feeling tired’ for `listlessness’ on its list of symptoms.
Oh, and added swollen glands to the list – thereby picking up another two million people with sore throats.
There can’t be more than five million people in Britain with those symptoms right now. So they’ll all be lined up in a queue outside the local Accident and Emergency department by tomorrow lunchtime. And since the tell-tale rash doesn’t appear for several days, no one will be able to tell them whether they have the flu or the monkeypox. Cue panic, fear and endless TV programmes about vaccines.