Once again, the progressive communist democrats who rule California with an iron fist are unwilling to upset the gay community as they sacrifice public health to pander to one of their core coalition members.
Fact: This appears to be a disease striking men who have sex with other men, no matter how you label them…
California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency
California’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts on where people can get treatment and vaccination.
“We’ll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization,” Newsom said in a statement announcing his declaration.
The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, which can include hugging, cuddling and kissing, as well as through the sharing of bedding, towels and clothing. People getting sick so far have mainly been men who have sex with men, though health officials note that the virus can infect anyone.
“Public health officials are clear: stigma is unacceptable and counterproductive in public health response,” Michelle Gibbons, executive director of the County Health Executives Association of California said in a statement. “The fact is that monkeypox is primarily spread by skin to skin contact and sharing objects like bedding or towels, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity.” <Source>
[OCS: Yes, the monkeypox virus can be spread “without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity,” but 99% of the afflicted are gay men or those associated with gay men. This is a gay emergency and gays should be treated as the vulnerable population and considered super-spreaders.]
A copy of California’s emergency proclamation can be found here.
So, where is the tough-talking governor who was willing to close California businesses, impose mask and vaccine mandates, and enforce social distancing?
One might expect that the governor would order the closure of gay bathhouses and other venues where promiscuous sexual activity occurs to protect the general population.
Beloved San Francisco fetish festival presses ahead amid anxiety, uncertainty over monkeypox
The Dore Alley event, which is expected to draw 5,000 people, comes amid a monkeypox outbreak that has proliferated amid a shortage of vaccines.
Amid a burgeoning monkeypox outbreak that has so far disproportionately affected gay and bisexual men, Bay Area public health officials and organizers of one of the region’s most beloved LGBTQ events are walking a difficult line between preventing the spread of the virus, while fighting the stigma of the virus as a disease limited to the LGBTQ community.
Despite San Francisco officials’ declaration of a public health emergency over the monkeypox virus, organizers of Dore Alley — a live-out-loud leather and fetish festival that’s been a favorite among LGBTQ communities in the Bay Area since the 1980s — said Friday they intend to hold the festival this weekend.
The San Francisco event, which is expected to draw 5,000 people, comes amid deep anxieties across the LGBTQ community over the outbreak, which has proliferated amid a shortage of vaccines. Confronting a disease that has primarily affected men who have sex with men, many in the LGBTQ community fear a replay of the failures of the AIDS/HIV crisis. The confluence of issues has raised difficult questions for Dore Alley organizers, public health officials and LGBTQ advocates, even as they press ahead with the festival.
“If people are not educated and they don’t know the risk, of course, it’s a very, very high risk possibility to be a spreader,” said Joe Hawkins, director of the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center.
But his organization has also made a point not to dissuade people from attending the party, Hawkins said. <Source>
How corrupt are public health officials?
Email Sent by LA County's Ferrer to Employees Warns Them to Stay Away From Media
Over the last several weeks it’s not been a secret that multiple LA County Department of Public Health employees has been speaking to RedState and other news outlets, bringing forward information exposing the hypocrisy and corruption of Director Barbara Ferrer, who is using her post to effect her brand of social justice instead of simply concentrating on, well, Public Health.
As those who’ve paid attention to Ferrer’s career both in Boston and Los Angeles are aware, she does not like to be challenged, and she does everything she can to control the narrative coming out of her office. In fact, as a number of public health professionals wrote in an open letter published at RedState in 2020 said, one of the first things Ferrer did when she arrived in Los Angeles was to isolate her employees from other county departments and insist that all communication go through department heads.
So, it’s not surprising that she’s pretty perturbed at the continual leaks out of her office, and after backing down from her pledge to reinstitute a countywide indoor mask mandate last week, she sent a long email to all department employees letting them know just that. The email also revealed what Ferrer’s public relations strategy will be in terms of dealing with critics.
Ferrer is still living in 2020 and believes that she can just call something misinformation or call people anti-mask or anti-vax and immediately discredit the information or the people. Actual medical professionals disagree with Ferrer’s assessment of the COVID situation in Los Angeles, and despite Ferrer’s stompy-footed protestations that “masking works,” scores of well-designed studies show that it does not work to prevent COVID transmission.<Source>
The current monkeypox alarm is more about control than public health. The consolidation of power at the local, state and federal levels in the guise of public health is a dangerous blow to freedom as unelected bureaucrats like doctors Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx, and other public health officials subvert science to create narratives that support the progressive communist agenda.
Don’t look to the media for accurate, unbiased reporting. The progressive communist democrats own the corporatized media outlets and social media platforms that often manipulate the narrative while simultaneously censoring the commentary or canceling dissenters.
We are so screwed when politics trumps science and commonsense.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS