As the panic from covid has finally waned and the world has returned to something that at least resembles normalcy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pushing the fear of a new potential pandemic – monkeypox.
According to reports, the CDC has issued an “Alert Level 2” which advises travelers to “practice enhanced precautions” like those seen during the covid restrictions, and it seems likely that the world will again follow down that path to mandates.
In the new advisory guide, travelers are told to avoid people who have “skin lesions” or genital lesions,” and to avoid wild animals, non-human primates like monkeys and apes and small mammals like rodents.
Bush meat is also listed as something to be avoided – wild game made from animals in Africa and other items should also be avoided according to the guide, such as creams, powders and lotions made from wild game.
“Risk to the general public is low, but you should seek medical care immediately if you develop new, unexplained skin rash (lesions on any part of the body), with or without fever and chills, and avoid contact with others,” the CDC’s new advisory reads.
“If possible, call ahead before going to a healthcare facility. If you are not able to call ahead, tell a staff member as soon as you arrive that you are concerned about monkeypox.”
According to Natural News, there are now at least twenty countries who have reported “cases” of monkeypox, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Right now, the CDC is recommending people receive a smallpox vaccine if they work in occupations that would increase their risk exposure to monkeypox.
However, the government has approved a monkeypox vaccine in 2019, so it is convenient that we are now seeing outbreaks of monkeypox after it has never been spread outside of Africa, ever.
The Biden administration has ordered a huge number of vaccines for health workers, from Bavarian Nordic for the vaccine called Jynneos, the vaccine that was approved in 2019.
The vaccines have been approved to give to those over the age of 18 years and will be used to prevent smallpox and monkeypox. Monkeypox comes from the same family of viruses that smallpox comes from but is generally far milder than smallpox.
According to CDC officials, people who have been in contact with those who have a suspected case of monkeypox, have already received the vaccine.
This has the potential to follow suit with what happened during the covid pandemic, people will soon be required to vaccinate to be able to travel and work or even shop. The whole panic will begin all over again and it will have devastating effects on the world we know.