They’ve been repeating it ever since the start of the Covid pandemic: “We are entering an ‘age of pandemics’ — this is just the beginning”. And they’ve been true to their word: no sooner had the threat of Covid started to wane, and most people had started to put the nightmare of the past two years behind them, than we were told that another dangerous virus had begun to rapidly spread across continents: monkeypox, a rare disease normally limited to West and Central Africa, where it is endemic.
… With Covid, it was known right from the start that the disease was highly selective … [a]nd yet public health officials systematically framed Covid as a lethal, indiscriminate threat to all human beings.
… The same imprecise messaging is being delivered with regard to monkeypox.
… It is highly misleading — and all the worse for coming from the world’s leading public health organisations.
… The public deserves to know the truth about the health risks posed by diseases. Placing politics and ideology above the truth — and, even more shamefully, in the name of “The Science” — has already caused massive damage throughout the Covid pandemic, and to those most at risk from the virus. We are now doing the same with monkeypox.