MSM and the Science of Monkeypox
To begin with, I’ll have to clarify that the acronym MSM used in the title refers to: “men who have sex with men,” not—as you may have supposed—mainstream media. While government-funded mainstream media may have an intimate and incestuous relationship with both governments and various LGBTQ lobby groups, for the purposes of this article, we are talking about that portion of the male population who engage in sexual conduct with other men and often with multiple partners.
Monkeypox is a virus that was discovered in the 1970s and has been a relatively unknown health risk until it was recently launched onto front pages by an alarming outbreak following several large gatherings of MSM (”raves”) in Spain and Belgium and a large Gay Pride event in the Canary Islands that drew a crowd of 80,000.
While the evidence is overwhelming that MSM are conspicuously at risk of spreading monkeypox due to their close physical contact and multiple partners, the reporting on this aspect of the outbreak has been largely stifled in the mainstream media due to fears of “stigmatizing” sexual behaviours that LGBTQ lobby groups claim are normal, healthy and worthy of societal approval. The same “anti-stigmatizing” rhetoric flourished during the AIDS/HIV epidemic, which was largely an epidemic among homosexuals and needle-sharing drug users. Over and over, we were told “AIDS is not a gay disease,” and, “Anyone can get HIV.” However, the statistics and the science behind the statistics support the original analysis: promiscuous homosexuality is risky behaviour, something the LGBTQ advocates are loath to admit.
With monkeypox, the anti-stigmatizing narrative has been rekindled, but facts are facts. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (July 21, 2022), 98% of monkeypox-infected subjects were MSM. In a UK study, 151 out of 152 monkeypox patients who filled out a questionnaire identified as MSM. The remaining patient was unwilling to answer the question. A subset of this group (20 out of 152) reported having had sex with 10 or more partners in the previous 3 months. Regardless of orientation, the sheer numbers of contacts provide obvious avenues for the spread of disease. Monkeypox is known to spread by skin-to-skin contact as well as through bedding and other items that may have been contaminated by draining pustules.
Organizations like the WHO and the CDC, that have figured so prominently in the COVID crisis and that have vigorously promoted lockdowns, isolation and hygiene to prevent infection with that virus, have been squeamish about speaking bluntly in regard to high-risk sexual behaviours between MSM. Predictably, they have promoted vaccination and caution. They have suggested—hesitantly—“reducing” the number of partners among MSM and avoiding sex with those known to be affected (PDF). If they really cared about stopping the spread of monkeypox, they would be calling for abstinence and fidelity, two behaviours that are uncommon in MSM relationships.
It’s also notable that WHO Director, General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, took the “unprecedented” measure of ignoring his agency’s special advisory committee to declare the spread of monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern.” Tedros Ghebreyseus is not a doctor, but, in making this decision, he over-ruled the Emergency Advisory Committee, which had voted 9-6 against declaring the emergency. All this while the ongoing mishandling and mischaracterization of the COVID crisis is becoming impossible to ignore by all but the most ardent supporters of the globalist agenda.
When it comes down to it, God’s ways are always the best. Proverbs 14:12 warns us: There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end, it leads to death. It’s time for governments, health institutions and mass media to accept that the pleasure-seeking, God-ignoring world view that has dominated our society for decades cannot protect us from the consequences of sin. If we want physical health, a robust and prosperous society and a path to happiness for ourselves and our loved ones, we must return to a lifestyle much more in accordance with biblical wisdom.
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