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  • Is Anyone Concerned About Monkeypox?

    I asked back in 2019 if anyone was concerned about covid. The responses were mixed. So, I thought I would ask opinions on monkeypox.
    I am not overly concerned about monkeypox because is a DNA virus, unlikely to mutate like covid, an RNA virus.
    Also the smallpox vaccine has great effect against monkeypox.
    Also it's not so easily spread......I think.
    unfortunately, monkeypox has a 10% mortality rate. That scares me.
    Thoughts??

  • #2
    I haven't let my mind go there! For what it's worth, my close friend had covid two weeks ago; she quarantined and I turned a blind-eye to it....I am NOT careless nor non-caring as my aunt is a covid-long-hauler; however, my new mindset just WILL NOT let me go there. My mental health can't do that again!
    Last edited by Annalee; 06-09-2022, 05:45 PM.

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    • #3
      Im not worried at this point. I’m not really engaging in the ways it might spread. I was thinking of joining my local gym but I think I’ll wait because of the suggestion it can spread from towels.

      I’m more concerned with the way people drive here in Los Angeles.

      New York City health officials published a list Friday night of the various ways that the monkeypox virus can spread during close contact with infected people, or materials that were used by an infected person.
      • Hugging, kissing and talking closely
      • Oral, anal or vaginal sex
      • Mutual masturbation
      • Touching fabrics or objects used by an infected person, like clothes, bedding, or towels
      https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/how-...ptoms/3720006/

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      • #4
        It's on my radar but I'm not concerned about it for now. If it continues to spread or seems to be becoming more easily transmissible than they're saying it is now, I may start to worry more at that point.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael View Post
          Im not worried at this point. I’m not really engaging in the ways it might spread. I was thinking of joining my local gym but I think I’ll wait because of the suggestion it can spread from towels.

          I’m more concerned with the way people drive here in Los Angeles.

          New York City health officials published a list Friday night of the various ways that the monkeypox virus can spread during close contact with infected people, or materials that were used by an infected person.
          • Hugging, kissing and talking closely
          • Oral, anal or vaginal sex
          • Mutual masturbation
          • Touching fabrics or objects used by an infected person, like clothes, bedding, or towels
          https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/how-...ptoms/3720006/
          How ironic is it that when I think of California....I automatautomatically start to stress about driving there!!??!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Valerie928 View Post
            How ironic is it that when I think of California....I automatautomatically start to stress about driving there!!??!!
            I’ve been hit too many times. I will no longer own a motorcycle here

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            • #7
              "Monkeypox is poised to get a new name, after a number of scientists criticized the current name as "discriminatory and stigmatizing." They say it's inaccurate to name versions of the virus after parts of Africa." NPR - Today

              I am going to have to go with no. No, I'm not all that worried.

              Is anyone else having GRID flashbacks?
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              Last edited by Cat Herder; 06-15-2022, 01:18 PM.

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              • Alwaysgreener
                Alwaysgreener commented
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                Wait if they rename monkey pox, then what about chicken pox??

              • MissCait
                MissCait commented
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                I guess if people are out killing monkeys now for no reason in fear of this virus, I’d understand. Otherwise… sarcasm is in order…

                Monkey’s must have taken a poll and most are offended by the name. Their feelings on this matter too. I’m so glad these brilliant scientists have time to spend on these types of things vs other issues going on…

            • #8
              A childcare provider in my state posted this on FB today: https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/22/healt...6ihCFeC5WHgFWU

              The first case showed up in our state in May. We're up to 80 cases now, with 30 just diagnosed in the past month. It isn't spreading anywhere near as quickly as Covid and doesn't seem to be as deadly, but it does seem to be picking up in terms of spread. I'm still not losing sleep over it but I am paying attention. It's definitely not a virus I want to experience firsthand if I can help it!

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              • Michael
                Michael commented
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                My immune system is good. I’m not worried.

            • #9
              Not worried at all. Considering its rarely fatal and seems like its harder to spread. Based on my research, it does kind of seem like an STD. Its spread the same way the herpes virus is spread. Saliva and skin contact.
              Last edited by Momboss; 3 weeks ago.

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              • #10
                I'm staying aware but not on the 'worry-train' yet.

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                • #11
                  FYI....one of my bros has a cleaning business across the south east and he has been grounded with the exception of a few places with very little travel since covid. He got a call to go east this morning and was told he better take all the cleaning jobs he could get cause the government is trying to close down due to monkeypox but more so due to the 'elections' coming?? My state, I feel, will fight the closing down as they fought the covid closings as well. So do NOT want to go there again! But I'm much better with my mindset if we do.....

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                  • #12
                    I'd want to know more about the person who told your brother the government is trying to close down because of monkey pox or especially because of elections. I'd also want to know where he got that information before I gave it any serious thought. Sounds pretty suspect to me. I can't find any reference to a shutdown anywhere I've looked online. (Not that I'm all that great at online searches! lol) I'd be very surprised to see shutdowns happen again.

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                    • e.j.
                      e.j. commented
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                      I'm sure I'm in the minority but I'm fine with a mask mandate. I'm fully vaccinated and boosted but still wear a mask during daycare hours and when I'm out in public. I hate getting sick and can't really afford it so it's an easy enough thing to do to help prevent it. If it works for monkey pox, all the better as far as I'm concerned. I haven't missed not getting the stomach bug for the past couple of years or Strep or colds... ;-)

                      From what I hear, Covid is still affecting daycares in this state, even though I think we currently have fewer cases than most states right now. (It sounds like we may be on the way up again, though.) There are still providers asking for current Covid policies because they have kids who have been called out sick because they or their family members have tested positive.

                    • Annalee
                      Annalee commented
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                      Right now, here the person affected quarantines 5 days but no one else is required to quarantine.....we just let them know so they make their own choice.....so life seems to be moving on better this time. Until I get further guidance in my state, and I don't expect to, I will stick with this analogy. I do believe it is real as my aunt is living proof of that, but I also refuse to allow myself to go where I was 2020-21. I can ONLY control myself and I got into too many issues with family, daycare, church, etc. and I was only hurting myself.....

                    • e.j.
                      e.j. commented
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                      I agree; the only one you can control is yourself. When the pandemic first started, so many people were dying in hospitals, alone without being able to say goodbye to loved ones and with no one there to comfort them. It freaked me out to think of my husband or kids going through that alone. I still don't want any of us to get Covid because we don't know how we'll be affected by it but I'm a little less worried about it now than I was at first. Just hoping the vaccinations and booster work the way they should if any of us do get it. So far, so good.

                      I haven't been as freaked out about Monkey Pox as I was about Covid, although I was watching something on tv this morning where they showed a picture of a MP patient who had the sores in his mouth and throat and apparently couldn't talk or swallow without being in a lot of pain. More than ever, I do not want to get this virus. ICK!

                  • #13
                    Covid, monkey pox, whatever else, we have an inverted yield curve again so that usually indicates a recession is coming. If I’d prepare for and be worried about anything, it would be this. We have survived them before, but I don’t know about this one. And just stating that as in, I can’t predict the future, not stating some impending doom. It’s just good to prepare. It means we are weak too and susceptible to things cyber attacks and such.

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                    • #14
                      One thing is DIFFERENT for me this time......i'm in a better mental state this go-around and better prepared where my own and extended family's are concerned.

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