Probably because significantly more people are leaving Africa to live in other countries - in many cases, doing it illegally and without taking medical precautions.How could a virus that never left Africa in the past suddenly explode across the world ?
The cases in London keep climbing.
I sense a conspiracy here.
So why the comments regarding sexuality? Perhaps we need more information?
Again, these numbers are in non-African countries. Everyone needs to be aware that it is increasing in numbers.“98% of monkeypox cases so far are in gay or bisexual men…”
Monkeypox is being driven overwhelmingly by sex between men, major study finds
Of the 528 confirmed cases reviewed, 95% are believed to have transmitted during sex between men, according to a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- And l’d wager that most of the other 2% or 5% are men who don’t want their wives to find out…
Discussed in the Guardian:The answer to this new pandemic that isn't, is to keep it in your trousers. It's so simple and those in power are scared to say that. I'm not. Sorry to say, when it comes to gay men that ain't going to happen. I say that having a gay brother, and a now long deceased closet gay father, and we all knew what he was up to on his 'nights out playing cards' most nights of the week. (How my mother must have felt, god knows). With many gay men, their lives revolve around what they do with their willies and behinds. Of the gays I know, some who are friends, they openly admit it. Sorry to be so blunt about it and I don't mean any offence or to be judgemental. It's just how it is.
When I was much much younger, a teenager, if I could have had the same with females on tap as it were, I sure I would have been likewise. I'm certain it will come to that soon with younger people. I now often hear the term f*** buddy which sounds horrible to me. So that to me says that is coming soon and possibly via a mobile app as Grinder (spelling) is to the gay men. Now though, at 64, and it may sound odd, I'm not interested. I want a simple and peaceful life. No complications. No entanglements.
I live in the gay capital of the UK, possibly the whole of Europe. To not know what the gay scene is here and what goes on is to walk about with your eyes closed. I was taking to a neighbour in the car park a few nights ago and he got a message on his mobile and he said sorry, and off he suddenly went. He is gay and I knew intuitively why he went off so quickly.
I've been told that part of the men frequenting outdoor gay cruising spots are not gay by orientation, but prefer the uncomplicated sex between men as contrasted with the more complex sexual rituals with women ...Discussed in the Guardian:
It is interesting to note that many of the commentators below the line share your sentiments (and are, of course, Guardian readers known for their liberal viewpoints). Personally, I feel the stance taken by Stephen Fry, who opted out of sex during the emergence of HIV/AIDs, is the best approach; this time it won't be for years as there is a vaccine, but of course that is just a personal opinion.
"I was a volunteer at the Terrence Higgins Trust in London in the late 80's/early 90's. One thing that came out of their sexual health/safe sex campaigns was the phrase "men who have sex with men" as opposed to Gay or Bi. It had become apparent that there were sexually active males that often or exclusively had sex with other men but didn't consider themselves to be Gay. This was because they never went to Gay clubs and pubs, didn't have a group of Gay friends, didn't buy Gay magazines etc and therefore the safe sex campaigns aimed at the Gay scene during this time weren't reaching this particular audience."
A great summary of the situation from pandacracker, It is a far more nuanced situation than some tabloids would have us believe.
Interesting:No surprises there.
It does make it statistically more likely, I would think.It's Gay Pride next weekend in Brighton. Expected attendance is over a million people. For a few days Brighton will be one big knocking shop. I wonder if it will affect the monkey pox figures?
Yeah, I'd say 'don't go out'.From the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's guide to enjoying the Dore Alley kink and fetish festival:
"See a bump on your skin and worried that it might be monkeypox? If you’re not sure, and you still want to go out tonight, cover it up with a bandaid or clothing before you go out."