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CDC Monkeying Around With Pox Masking

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Monkeypox? Really? This is what we have to worry about now?

Summer of 2022, Covid over as a legitimate threat (was it ever really), Putin’s price hike, Bidenflation out of control, mass shootings, our major American cities wracked with crime, and we get Monkeypox? Awesome.

The CDC, the absolute most trusted of government agencies (kidding) last week advised travelers to mask up to prevent catching Monkeypox. An illness that, by the way, isn’t transmitted through aerosol droplets. In other words, no one is going to sneeze the Pox on you on a Spirit flight. Already bad enough being on a Spirit flight.

Well, guess the CDC changed their minds! Per Reuters:

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday it had removed a mask recommendation from its monkeypox travel notice to avoid “confusion” over the disease, which primarily spreads through direct contact.

“Late yesterday, CDC removed the mask recommendation from the monkeypox Travel Health Notice because it caused confusion,” a CDC spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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The agency had earlier suggested that travelers wear masks as it can help protect against “many diseases, including monkeypox”.

Well, they certainly have the confusion part right. Is it airborne? Is it not? Do we need masks? Of course on the subject of masks, there is literally ZERO chance most Americans, myself included would go back to mask-wearing after the futility of wearing them for the balance of Covid. They didn’t work for  Covid, why would they work for monkeypox? Unless of course people were actually turning into monkeys. I might mask up then.

As per the CDC’s website, while the disease spreads primarily through direct contact with infectious sores, scabs, or body fluids, “it also can be spread by respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact”.

Around 30 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral disease, with more than 911 confirmed or suspected cases mostly in Europe.

So full disclosure, I wretched a little reading that. Considering I don’t plan on swapping spit, or any other bodily fluid with anyone sporting scabs, sores, hell even so much as a cold sore, can’t see why masks would be necessary. A little self-control should work better than a chin diaper.

The conspiracy theorist in me says that all of this is just a back door way to get masks back on planes and public transit.

Since the Florida judge struck down the mask travel mandate, the left and the Biden camp have done nothing but make alarmist claims that haven’t come true, and attempted to instill fear.

Sorry Joe, didn’t work. This country is done with masks, Covid, monkeypox, or otherwise. Those that care to still wear them are free to. Actually preferred, as it lets us know who the crazy, leftists are. Tips us off on who might have monkeypox too. Besides, you know, the scabs and whatnot.

My solution? No masks, I’m just going to start carrying bananas in my backpack. That’ll protect me!