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TeDaDeS

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President Biden says everyone should be concerned... about monkeypox.


Edit: Did I mention the US has a second case now?
I wonder why, sure you don't want new diseases being introduced. I read smallpox vaccines should prevent you from getting it but most people dont have it yet. It's annoying to get but it's even milder then Covid I think, you don't die from it.
Source: https://www.nationalworld.com/healt...cine-prevent-it-and-symptoms-compared-3697697
 

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There are recorded deaths from it, but I think only in the way that flu can kill you, if you've got enough comorbidities. Smallpox vaccines will reduce the risk of you catching it, but it's only 95% effective, meaning if 20 people are exposed to cowpox or smallpox or monkeypox, on average 1 person will still catch it.
 

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The CDC finally started counting BA.4 and BA.5 in their variant proportion estimates. BA.5 makes up 7.6% of last week’s cases, and BA.4 makes up 5.4%. Right now it looks like Texas and adjacent areas have the most BA.5.
 

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The US seven-day COVID-19 case average just jumped 8000 in one day. That’s what happens a week after Memorial Day. 108,000 now, only 2000 to go until we get back to where the sixth wave started dropping off.
 

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There’s concern that in the US, cases are being underreported these days, due to a rise in rapid testing.

Meanwhile, the guy who shipped everyone three rounds of free rapid tests is like, “All according to plan.”
 

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I’m still waiting on my Omicron booster. Having not been boosted since November, I’m a sitting duck. It’s only a matter of time before BA.5 comes for my soul.
 

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I've not been vaccinated since December. As far as I can tell if you get covid after being vaccinated, it severely limits your likelihood of having to seek medical help, even this long since,
 

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parents in law: scratchy throat, extra tired for a few days, plus fever. "just a cold." so won't get tested for COVID.... :facepalm:
 

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BA.5 and BA.4 now make up 13.3% and 8.3% respectively of all COVID cases in the US. This is going to be a fun July once they really get going, especially for the South.
 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States’ leading infectious disease expert, just tested positive for COVID. If he doesn’t know how to avoid COVID, who does?
 
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