It looks like they’re for sure rolling with “Covid variants” for the hoax coming to America in the fall (already in full swing in Europe).
But remember: they can also at any moment roll out a completely new fake virus.
A Dallas, Texas resident who had recently returned from Nigeria was confirmed as the newest case of monkeypox in the US. While officials say that the risk is low due to the air travel mask mandate, the news riled up Twitter.
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported the first confirmed case of the rare viral illness in a statement on Friday. The infected individual arrived in the US from Lagos, Nigeria, on July 8 via Atlanta, and traveled from Atlanta to Dallas Love Field airport on July 9. The person has since been hospitalized in “stable condition” in one of the city hospitals.
Laboratory tests showed that the individual was infected “with a strain of monkeypox most commonly seen in parts of West Africa, including Nigeria” which is “fatal in about 1 in 100 people,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
The identity of the whereabouts of the patient won’t be disclosed to protect their privacy, DCHHS said, noting that the individuals’ contacts are being traced.
I did not have monkeypox on my 2021 bingo card. pic.twitter.com/AnVtMa6F4S
— Mede Nix (@medenix) July 16, 2021
“We have been working closely with the CDC and DSHS and have conducted interviews with the patient and close contacts that were exposed,” department director Dr. Philip Huang said, arguing that there is “very little” danger to the general public. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkis also played down the potential threat, noting that “this case is not a reason for alarm.”
Health officials also seized on the opportunity to praise the federal mask requirement on all public transportation, which is set to expire in September, for reducing the risk of passengers on the flight to contract the disease, caused by a virus from the same family as smallpox.
Even if they don’t roll out some monkey pox, the media is filled up with stories about all of these different diseases so you feel like you’re being overwhelmed with diseases.