by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
Is there something that they aren’t telling us? Monkeypox continues to spread all over the world, but theoretically this should not be happening. It has always been a virus that has been very difficult to pass from person to person, and so if that has changed we have a right to know. As I write this article, there is now a total of 375 confirmed, probable and suspected monkeypox cases in 22 countries around the globe. Some authorities have told us that many of these cases can be traced back to huge “superspreader events” in the Canary Islands and Belgium. But if the people that caught the virus at those events begin spreading it to others once they get back home, we could soon have a full-blown global pandemic on our hands.
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Previously, officials have used the term “community spread” to describe what we are witnessing in the UK, and now the head of the CDC here in the United States is using the term “community transmission” to describe what could be occurring here in our nation…
Dr Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in a briefing today that ‘some community transmission’ of the virus may now be happening in the United States.
She did not reveal how many cases were linked to international travel, although the CDC said on Monday it was every infection.
Did Walensky receive some new information since Monday?
If “every infection” was linked to international travel on Monday, what has changed?
On Thursday, the very first case popped up in Virginia, but that case was definitely linked to international travel…
Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the first presumed monkeypox case in a Virginia resident. The initial testing was completed at the Department of General Services Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. VDH is awaiting confirmatory test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The patient is an adult female resident of the Northern region of Virginia with recent international travel history to an African country where the disease is known to occur. She was not infectious during travel. She did not require hospitalization and is isolating at home to monitor her health. To protect patient privacy, no further information will be provided. The health department is identifying and monitoring the patient’s close contacts.
Later on Thursday, authorities in Colorado announced that they have their first “presumptive monkeypox case”…
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Public Health Laboratory has confirmed a presumptive monkeypox case and is awaiting CDC confirmation. The person who acquired the virus recently traveled to Canada where an outbreak of monkeypox is occurring and is cooperating with state and local public health epidemiologists who are investigating and notifying people who may have been exposed.
This latest case brings the national total to just 10.
So precisely why is Walensky saying that “community transmission” could be happening?
Does she know about more cases that haven’t been publicly revealed yet?
Up in Canada, things are even more alarming. In Quebec alone, 25 monkeypox cases have already been confirmed…
Quebec public health officials are reporting a total of 25 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the province as of Thursday.
Dr. Luc Boileau, interim public health director in the province, described it as a “serious outbreak” of the virus. Officials are investigating several more suspected cases.
Reportedly, one of the confirmed cases in Quebec is just a child…
First case of monkeypox in a school aged child was confirmed in Quebec. And no, they did not isolate the class. That’s a really high risk decision. Isolating 1 class seems like it would be a reasonable measure in order to contain this outbreak. Were the parents notified?
Has that child been out of the country lately?
If not, how did the infection happen?