The average person doesn’t have to worry about monkey pox, says White House COVID chief: ‘98% of cases are among gays and bisexuals

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The White House coronavirus response coordinator said Friday the “average person” shouldn’t worry about contracting monkey pox, as 98% of cases are among gay or bisexual men.

dr. Ashish Jha made the comments about “Morning Joe” while being interviewed by Mika Brzezinski.

“This is a virus that we’ve known for maybe fifty, sixty years, so it’s not a new virus. We have about 6,600 cases here in the United States. Fortunately no one has died from this disease, and of course we are going to hope that the serious illness remains low, we are going to do everything we can to make that happen,” said Jha.

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“Right now about 98% of cases are among gay and bisexual men, which spread through prolonged skin-to-skin contact, so it’s not something I think the average person has to worry about contracting, he added. .

“It’s not easy to spread. There’s a theoretical risk that it could be spread through surfaces, but that’s not what we’re seeing,” Jha concluded. “Right now, we’re really seeing almost all of the spread taking place through prolonged skin-to-skin contact.”

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Jha also responded to some of the criticism of the Biden administration regarding monkeypox, saying the US has purchased more monkeypox vaccines than the rest of the world combined.

On Thursday, the Biden administration declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency to accelerate procurement and delivery of the vaccine.

Critics of the Biden administration have compared the response to the coronavirus crisis, including a shutdown of the entire economy, to the response to monkey pox, excluding a ban on gay orgies, where many of the cases have originated.

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Jha has also credited the Biden administration with making most people seem to have put the coronavirus behind them, which he called a good thing.

Here is the full video of the interview with Dr. yah:

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