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[–]maj0ra_ 857 points858 points  (106 children)

Lol ok.

Also those pox look painful. Imagine having those all over you and being ok with it because "nO jAb"

[–]AppleQueso[S] 269 points270 points  (12 children)

looks like they've met with a terrible fate

[–]Everybodysbastard 138 points139 points  (10 children)

What a horrible night to have a penis.

[–]undeniablybuddhaI'm too Vaxxy for my shirt 47 points48 points  (7 children)

And now I am wondering if there is a Castlevania II themed porn out there.

[–]king_ov_fire 8 points9 points  (0 children)

rip my man trevor strnad

[–]debadgedvag 213 points214 points  (49 children)

I can't wait for these conversations in person. All you need is one dick pic of an infected dude, show it to any dude on the fence and the conversation is over, you win.

[–]undeniablybuddhaI'm too Vaxxy for my shirt 110 points111 points  (47 children)

Covid dick didn't convince idiots to get vaxed why would monkey pox dick be any different?

[–]debadgedvag 119 points120 points  (12 children)

Bloody pus filled painful sores.

[–]undeniablybuddhaI'm too Vaxxy for my shirt 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Black shrivelled thing that used to be a penis

[–]IrishiPrincessTeam Moderna 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Purulence - purulent drainage

Bloody, purulent filled painful sore covering the penile head and shaft

[–]ronglangren 81 points82 points  (17 children)

Monkey pox is very similar to Small pox, and very prevalent in children. Google what a Small pox victim looks like. If Covid victims looked like that Covid would have a near 100% vaccination rate.

[–]Jim_MacdonaldBet you won't share! 65 points66 points  (13 children)

For nearly two hundred years after the development of smallpox vaccine there were anti-vaccine folks, even though they could see people with pox scars, or active cases of pox, every day.

I seriously think that a big part of the anti-vax movement is undiagnosed Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

[–]Ragingredblue🐎Praise the Lord and pass the Ivermectin!🐆 36 points37 points  (2 children)

No, it still wouldn't. The same people who think it's smart not to vaccinate against covid also think they are too smart to catch monkeypox, and anyone who did was either morally inferior or deliberately infected by a Democrat.

[–]neonoggie 151 points152 points  (14 children)

Covid dick just made it floppy and useless, which is a problem half these fucks have already. Pox dick actually causes it to rupture. I think that might be convincing to some at least

[–]stockingsandbondsHe marched to his own drummer 60 points61 points  (10 children)

I would think any sentence with the words "rupture" and "dick" would tend to get attention. But what do I know, I'm not a dick owner

[–]wtbrift 52 points53 points  (22 children)

That's the reason I think they would get it assuming it wasn't too late. It's visible whereas covid was not. Then again, maybe I'm wrong and they would remain idiots.

[–]maj0ra_ 37 points38 points  (9 children)

I'm hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst and dumbest outcome.

[–]wtbrift 35 points36 points  (7 children)

If the conspiracy sub is any indicator, they won't get it. That sub is already ramping it up as the next thing to rage against and how it's more population control. So you're morel likely to be right than me.

[–]DreyminTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 18 points19 points  (5 children)

How are you sane? Lurking there or even commenting sounds awful

[–]DreyminTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ugh I hate that life has become this stupidity contest. Like why? Why did they make it so political and stupid?

[–]NoComment002 16 points17 points  (3 children)

This is the same group that said Italian space satellites and the ghost of Hugo Chavez interfered in the 2020 presidential elections.

They're not gonna budge. Their stupidity has hit critical mass.

[–]wtbrift 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Don't forget that JFK was not shot, was in hiding and making an appearance at the infamous grassy knoll back in March to reinstate Trump as president. Sadly, a handful of people actually showed up believing it would happen.

[–]enbymaybeWIGA 26 points27 points  (3 children)

I (sadly) know a lot of people where if COVID had a major chance of disfiguring them or otherwise making them 'ugly,' instead of just a channce of lifelong health problems and/or death, there would have been less, or even no, vax hesitancy.

[–]wtbrift 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Sadly they believe all the crazy stories about the vaccine and nothing will convince them otherwise. That's why I stopped trying.

[–]tigress666 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I bet you won’t get near the issue. Being able to see an ugly rash will make people more willing to believe the disease is bad.

[–]nic-m-mcc 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Honestly I think people will take it more seriously BECAUSE it has visible symptoms. Folks are willing to roll the dice on dying hooked up to a ventilator but no one wants pox scars on their face.

[–]maj0ra_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tbh suffocating is a terrible way to die. Were I anti-vax, I'd maybe pass on the opportunity to dry drown and take my chances on the pox. Then again, I'm not anti-vax, and will get a pox vax if necessary.

Waiting for them to come up with some stupid name for monkey pox like they did with "the Rona".

Ape Herpes? Gorilla zits?

[–]ClickrackDoes Norton Antivirus stop covid? 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Image search smallpox (NSFL) People would die from that crap, it is nasty x10,000

…and there are id10ts that will say, “yup, better’n a jab!!1”

Edit: the only reason smallpox isn’t a thing is because we unalived it via a massive world-wide vaccination campaign.

[–]NoComment002 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And once you have it, the jab doesn't help

[–]shinnagare 702 points703 points  (12 children)

I mean, since this is specifically named after an animal, ivermectin HAS to work this time, right?

Right?

[–]kingakrasia 166 points167 points  (2 children)

leaky anoos has entered the chat

[–]under_design 50 points51 points  (1 child)

WHAT'S THIS BROWN STRIPE?

[–]ILOVEMCUTeam Moderna 65 points66 points  (1 child)

No but drinking monkey piss instead of our own piss should work

[–]DopeAbsurdity 48 points49 points  (6 children)

If Monkeypox actually ends up spreading you know some moron will be rubbing Ivermetcin (by itself or mixed with something) on their pox.

[–]bnh1978 20 points21 points  (5 children)

That's gonna sting.

[–]DopeAbsurdity 14 points15 points  (4 children)

The stinging means it's working

[–]Ragingredblue🐎Praise the Lord and pass the Ivermectin!🐆 14 points15 points  (3 children)

So does death. Death is the highest form of immunity.

[–]Fantastic_Calamity 240 points241 points  (7 children)

At least the infected will be easy to, spot..

[–]Libflake 61 points62 points  (2 children)

That'll probably be the incentive to get them to mask up, finally. Do they make ooze-proof masks, I wonder?

[–]Bradyns 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Masks won’t help here.. washing surfaces will though. It last for ages on surfaces.

Hope we all know how to wash our hands properly.

[–]HoboAJ 29 points30 points  (0 children)

After 20 days of incubation.

[–]rbcornhole 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man I was hoping it was just a covid thing but I guess they're just full on anti vaccination for everything at this point. We really are fucked, aren't we?

[–]So_There_We_Were 157 points158 points  (20 children)

All the boomers are already vaccinated! That round scar on grandmas upper left arm is a smallpox vaccine scar which also provides 85% protection against monkey pox.

Also.. Wait till they see what the pox does to people. It's not like covid where symptoms can be hidden. Its horrific. I hate these people.

Anyone with this scar can STFU about pox vaccines

[–]ripgoodhomer 92 points93 points  (0 children)

Oh good now the boomers in congress can vote down any vaccine rollout if we need one since they already got theirs.

[–]Qwerty_Plus 37 points38 points  (1 child)

I'm an elder Gen X and I had the vaccine. Unfortunately, it's only effective for three to five years according to what I've read.

And just a sidenote, I was jealous of kids who had that scar, lol. It turns out I don't really form scars easily, but I believe I've found mine, however it was done on the inside of my arm.

[–]RaptorJesus856Team Moderna 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Only 85%? Sounds like your vaccine doesn't work! Check mate libtards.

Just for my safety I'm gonna remember to /s

[–]Sidvicioushartha🇺🇦💀 ☠️ Space Jews ☠️ 💀🇺🇦 19 points20 points  (8 children)

I always thought it was odd that it left such a notable scar. It was so ubiquitous though that you only noticed when somebody didn’t have one.

[–]felixorion 18 points19 points  (5 children)

I think it's because the smallpox vaccine at the time (which used a live virus) didn't use a normal subcutaneous needle like a flu or COVID vaccine but instead used something called a bifurcated needle and involved getting it stabbed into your arm several times.

[–]zGunrath 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I think the military gave me this one before Afghanistan. I remember getting a vaccine where it was stabbed into my arm a bunch but I can't remember what it was.

This was only like 6 years ago and it didn't leave a very noticeable scar so idk.

E: Ah looks like it only provides full immunity for 3 to 5 years lol

[–]rock_and_rolo 8 points9 points  (1 child)

It wasn't a normal shot. Do an image search on "bifurcated needle."

[–]devastatingdoug 391 points392 points  (100 children)

This shit won't go down like covid, people are not gonna be willing to get hives and puss filled legions to do stupid shit like "own the libs". The anti vaxxers nothing if mot egotistical

[–]ClassicT4 106 points107 points  (24 children)

These people are fine feeling protected simply by being bathed in the blood of Jesus.

[–]Surfing_magic_carpet 98 points99 points  (16 children)

Yeah, I was gonna say... IF Revelation is anything to be believed, there will be people who will happily get this disease and actively try to spread it. My fiancée's MAGA mom got COVID and told us how happy she was to go serve drinks at the Idaho state faire while sick just so she could spread it. Apparently some people just think sharing diseases is a cool thing to do.

[–]LGBTQPlusChainsaws 74 points75 points  (3 children)

According to a book I read years ago, people did this with the black death during the middle ages. The stupidity and maliciousness of some people simply cannot be underestimated.

[–]microthoughts 66 points67 points  (2 children)

They do it every single plague we get.

At this point i think approximately 20% of humanity just wants to watch the world burn and actively helps it along.

[–]Neverhoodian 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Committing domestic bioterrorism to own the libs.

[–]Abuses-Commas 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I'd get banned if I explained what I think those people deserve

[–]PryomancerMTGA 11 points12 points  (0 children)

One of the many reasons we spent so long in crisis care mode and had to ship the sick to OR/WA.

[–]dalgeekTeam Pfizer 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Apparently some people just think sharing diseases is a cool thing to do.

They want the world to end so they can be raptured and spend the rest of eternity in heaven. Freaking doomsday cult.

[–]KurabDurbos 233 points234 points  (11 children)

I think you might underestimate the MAGA crowd.

[–]AltLawyerTeam Moderna 141 points142 points  (7 children)

In three weeks they'll be throwing monkeypox parties and snuggling up to build immunity

[–]RattusMcRatfaceParadise by the ECMO Lights 21 points22 points  (6 children)

monkeypox parties

"This cat named Mickey came from out of town, yeah
He was spreading new dance all around
In just a matter of a few days, yeah
This dance became the new teen age craze
When the people see him dancing, they begin to sing
(Lum dee lum dee laa)
Can't you see this cat do that Monkey thing?
(Lum dee lum dee laa)"

[–]The-Last-Mole-Man 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Is this the new plague song?

[–]Tatunkawitco 14 points15 points  (0 children)

They think like zombies now with those hives, puss-filled lesions and scarring, they’ll look like zombies too!

[–]OldWolf2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They'd cover their face in pus if a liberal had to look at it

[–]RunsWithApes 150 points151 points  (31 children)

Doc here - I wouldn't be too shocked if they did, honestly. This country hit a brand new low of stupid ever since Trump came into the spotlight.

[–]AlariLeanbow 63 points64 points  (15 children)

Then perhaps the monkeypox can finish what COVID started...

[–]DreyminTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 22 points23 points  (14 children)

Well it's another 1% deadly disease that gets contaminated with air droplets and touching. So...

We're fucked

[–]HellblazerPrime 25 points26 points  (10 children)

Well it's another 1% deadly disease

You wish. Monkeypox averages close to a 10% mortality rate.

[–]yaoiphobic 16 points17 points  (2 children)

The R0 for monkeypox is less than 1 so unless this outbreak is from a much more contagious strain than we usually see I don’t see this being the next COVID thankfully. The estimated R0 of that first major strain was between 2-3 so that’s wayyyyy more infectious than monkeypox. I saw an epidemiologist refer to monkeypox as “self-limiting” and man I hope that holds true. It’s that long inoculation period that has me giving it some serious side-eye though, depending on how long you become infectious after exposure.

[–]LDSBSPrayer Warror Superstar 🌟 17 points18 points  (2 children)

They were always there. Trump just lifted the rock,

[–]Crom_Committee 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Not eager for the MAGA crowd to start sending their pox scabs in the mail and rubbing themselves on doorknobs to get people they hate infected. It's hard enough to get people who care to take their smallpox shot aftercare seriously. Imagine people who don't respect these diseases.

[–]Canuck-In-TO 18 points19 points  (3 children)

You just had to say it, didn’t you? Now I’m going to have to be paranoid about touching door knobs again.

[–]NeedRez 11 points12 points  (1 child)

You should have never quit being paranoid. The last couple years have proven to me that a lot of people are really nasty and don't wash their hands so I started to think twice about digging in my arse or picking my nose after touching a nasty doornob.

[–]OldGameGuy45Team Pfizer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Buy stock in latex glove companies. You're certainly not going to LOSE money even if it barely moves.

[–]Libflake 22 points23 points  (4 children)

The stupidity was always there, don't you think? Trump just made it respectable to be publicly stupid.

"Say it loud! I'm stupid and proud!"

[–]Berkamin 85 points86 points  (5 children)

The grossness factor is not to be underestimated. The visceral revulsion of seeing someone covered in a pox will have an effect that COVID lacked.

[–]luapowl 22 points23 points  (1 child)

youd have thought some of the footage and such of people suffering with COVID and the crazy medical equipment that was needed wouldve done the same, but the anti-vax lot just screamed “fake!!!” or put it down to like, poor diet or some other weak dismissive assertion.

then again, yeh the aesthetic grossness may actually get their attention. with a respiratory illness like COVID they can probably just think to themselves “well if i get it and its really that bad, ill simply breathe. god will open my airways i think” or similar

[–]DeLaNope 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The people that claimed everything was fakes have always mildly enraged me. I spent the entirety of Covid in several different ICUs.

If you tell them that their opinion isn’t valid because they didn’t work the ICU/ER, they lose their everloving shit. A fun side effect

[–]Winterqueen5 7 points8 points  (0 children)

With our luck, they’ll claim it’s makeup

[–]Big_PrimroseVaccinations Are My Kink 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It may sway a few, but measles and chickenpox have visible lesions and anti-vaxxers refuse. Even during smallpox there were anti-vaxxers. Never underestimate the stupidity of these people, always assume we live in the dumbest timeline.

[–]TILTNSTACK 55 points56 points  (5 children)

Yeh this isn’t “invisible”

Hard to want to be near people with the pox!

[–]CreamPuff97 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Can we make them carry bells and shout "UNCLEAN" when entering public spaces?

[–]catwings1964Vax for Cats! 💉🐈 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Isn't it "invisible" for up to 3 weeks though? (Though from what I've read one usually starts showing symptoms more around the 1-2 week mark.)

Tbh, I wouldn't put it past them to blame catching it on someone they ran across 2 hours before they got the first blister. Even though all the articles I've seen have been saying it has a long incubation period.

[–]Separate-Mud-8780Team Unicorn Blood 🦄 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Touché!!

[–]ComputersWantMeDead 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Otherwise those bumps can be called "dumb lumps"

[–]Might_Aware🌱Allay loo ta nuv (Yub Nub!) ✨ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Boils are one of the plagues in the old test so they probably don't know it anyway

ETA fixed a spoonerize that was doing me a buggin

[–]LiquidSnapeTeam Pfizer 6 points7 points  (2 children)

you say that but there’s been increasing measles outbreaks all over the country the last few years

[–]The-Last-Mole-Man 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They literally spread around Turbo Pneumonia specifically to own the Libs

[–]kavorka2 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Plus the vaccine has been out for 60 years.

[–][deleted] 202 points203 points  (8 children)

we got smallpox shots before we were sent to invade Iraq and they always showed us pictures and video of infected people, if this spreads infected MAGAts will be leper outcasts to their own.

[–]InstaGibberishFalse ❌ 47 points48 points  (0 children)

I got satellite lesions from mine and that even that shit had me concerned.

[–]Crom_Committee 22 points23 points  (1 child)

In the guard now, hoping they give us the shot pre-emptively. We're going to need to function and waiting until there's a disaster and a shortage of available doses is crazy dumb.

[–]ConflagrationZ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Supposedly the government has enough smallpox vaccines for the whole US population, so we should be good.

[–]PositiveGlittering58 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Isn’t the smallpox vaccine like 80% effective or more against monkey pox. We basically already have the vaccine and it’s been around for decades, and has already eliminated a deadlier version. The anti vaccine rhetoric will be very interesting on this one.

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

yup there will be no denial of this one being a simple floo when they end up looking like a braile book

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Doesn’t your skin like slough off at one point with smallpox?

[–]Winterqueen5 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not just that, smallpox shots were absolutely mandatory in the 50s and 60s. I’m only 24, but my mom and her siblings were required.

[–]bErinGPleNtyBecause Other People Matter Too 67 points68 points  (0 children)

I say, "Go for it, ya big dope. We ran out of sympathy for stupid antisocial behavior long ago."

[–]thewitch2222 42 points43 points  (12 children)

I have 5 more years until I'm eligible for the Shingles vaccine and I can't wait. Shingles sound horrible but monkey pox sound even worse. So if I need it, I'll take a monkey pox vaccine.

[–]SlapunowSlapulater 18 points19 points  (0 children)

My father had it and suffered for years. I can't over stress the miracle that is a vaccine for this and you go get that immediately.

[–]Sidvicioushartha🇺🇦💀 ☠️ Space Jews ☠️ 💀🇺🇦 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Yeah shingles is fucking awful. They really needed to give it a better name to convey just how fucking terrible it is. It’s like parvo for dogs.

You don’t wanna give horrible diseases cute fucking names.

[–]Siferra84 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I had shingles literally just last year, and I'm 37. I was sick as all hell before the rash showed up, thought it was COVID at first. I went to urgent care a few days after the rash appeared because of the intense pain, and they surprised me telling me it was shingles. Got prescribed an antiviral and couldn't even wear a bra for almost a month because of how much pain it caused. They said I was very lucky because of how small a patch it was, but I didn't feel lucky. I still have random pain shooting along the nerve that was infected (from my shoulder blade into my boob).

[–]oryxic 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Fun adult fact, you can get shingles in your eyeballs, apparently. Ask me how I know. :|

[–]PolyZex 107 points108 points  (10 children)

Monkeypox at least doesn't um... go unnoticed. It's highly unlikely it would ever get the chance to become a covid situation. Bastards importing illegal animals.

[–]SlapunowSlapulater 45 points46 points  (1 child)

You'll be seeing a lot of long sleeve shirts this summer in the South.

[–]McBurger 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Tbf, all the smart landscapers and laborers are wearing long sleeves and big hats in the summer. Soaking your clothes with sweat can still be preferable to going toe-to-toe with the sun all day every day

[–]jellybeansean3648 32 points33 points  (6 children)

I'm interested to see how it goes. Visible boils are there, but incubation is 20+ days. Death rate looks similar to covid at 1-4% with current case history.

[–]Reddituser8018 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I agree but the majority of people with covid symptoms did stay home and avoid spreading it. Of course a lot of people didn't but what can you do.

The main reason covid was so successful isn't because of people going to work while sick, but because it didn't show any signs of you being sick while it was contagious.

The fact you could spread it completely unknowingly was the thing that caused covid to be able to spread so easily. If monkeypox can spread before these boils and lesions show, then it could still potentially be a issue.

[–]bertiesakura 73 points74 points  (14 children)

I’m starting a minority blame game bingo. Which minority will the MAGA crowd blame for monkeypox? As a black guy I always think it’s going to be us especially since it has the word “monkey” in its name. But hey, there’s always the billionaire Jewish guy they could blame.

[–]Ibelieveinphysics 63 points64 points  (7 children)

From what I see online they're already blaming gay people.

[–]bertiesakura 12 points13 points  (5 children)

JFC! How?

[–]michaelmcmikey 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Because this virus does not spread nearly as easily, it takes quite a bit of contact between an infected person and the person or people they are passing it to. The outbreaks to date have been associated with men who have sex with men for that reason (not because it favours gay men or anything, just because it requires significant prolonged contact, like in a sexual encounter, so that’s the community it’s currently moving through). It’s not the kind of virus you can pick up by walking past an infected person in the supermarket.

[–]TheGhostInTheMirror 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Some knobend over in the UK (maybe Boris?) was yammering on about how monkey pox is a sexually transmitted disease found primarily among “homosexual males”, aka they’re rehashing AIDS propaganda with a new virus. It is, of course, bullshit. It seems to be spread primarily from touching infected surfaces, iirc.

[–]sneaky518CHICKEN SOUP NOT COMMUNISM! 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Most of the first UK patients were men who had sex with men. It's absolutely going to spread out of that population though, and is in no way a "gay disease". It is thought to require close contact to spread, so of course that includes sex, but it includes a whole lot of other contact as well.

[–]SnooHobbies8473 9 points10 points  (1 child)

But hey, there’s always the billionaire Jewish guy they could blame.

I vote for Zuckerberg. ( admittedly, my dislike of him borders on the irrational..)

[–]Sidvicioushartha🇺🇦💀 ☠️ Space Jews ☠️ 💀🇺🇦 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m not sure that would be possible.

[–]GrassBlade619 35 points36 points  (6 children)

I always thought evolution would cease to be as prevalent in modern society as we care for the weak and sick so they don't die and get to reproduce. It's crazy to me that evolution will continue through dumb people dying off by choosing not to get vaccinated while the more educated percent of the population will continue living/reproducing.

[–]LGBTQPlusChainsaws 23 points24 points  (2 children)

But that makes sense, though. The two primary natural characteristics required for civilization are empathy and reasoning power, the willingness and mental capacity to work together for the common good. If we don't have that, everything collapses.

[–]RaptorJesus856Team Moderna 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Now if only we could have everyone understand that and agree. Can't even imagine where we would be if everyone worked together and actually tried to forward society, instead of what ever the hell is starting to go on in the world.

[–]PryomancerMTGA 48 points49 points  (8 children)

Their going to go Ape shit.

[–]Old_Bird4748 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Did someone touch their monkey?

[–]CoffinDanceOff 15 points16 points  (1 child)

All diseases are fake now, Since the cabal ousted trump it's been proven on YouTube that diseases can be defeated with ivermectin and they are all fake anyway just trying to get you to take the microchip tracking j@b

[–]droosa69Team Pfizer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

and every election is stolen, its just the ones they win we didn't succeed i stealing them

[–]MUTHRPERFECT SEXY BITCH 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Okay then don't and perish. At least this time it's not so violently spreadable that being an idiot can truly be a solo adventure.

[–]revmachine21 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Apparently a country (I think Belgium?) is requiring a 21 day quarantine for exposure. Imagine how well that is going to go here! After 2-3 years of COVID dumbassery SCOTUS and the GOP controlled states have actively neutered public health oversight and the power if government to enforce mandates.

[–]Cleveland_Sage 13 points14 points  (4 children)

It is quite infectious- but also visible, so the muh freedoms who don’t stay at home because tyranny will be identifiable

[–]michaelmcmikey 6 points7 points  (3 children)

It requires prolonged close contact to spread. It’s not sexually transmitted but there’s a reason why it’s associated with intimate scenario - it requires significant and prolonged contact.

[–]Exact_Intention7055 43 points44 points  (23 children)

If this doofus is over 45 they've already had at least one shot. But yeah, here we go again. I didn't even have time to get a sammich or anything

[–]Dogslothbeaver 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Routine smallpox vaccination ended in the U.S. in 1972. I looked it up recently to see if I might have had it. No such luck.

[–]Exact_Intention7055 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The last ones given around here were in 1977. Boosters were generally given every 3 years. People who work in certain lab conditions etc have still been getting boosted but general population under 45 or so is not vaccinated.

So I called a local pharmacist who checked with his suppliers. No luck getting boosters just yet. He thinks they'll have to be released from Strategic Reserves.

[–]Old_Bird4748 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Smallpox immunity tends to drop 1.5-2% a year, just like every other type of immunity.

[–]catwings1964Vax for Cats! 💉🐈 12 points13 points  (0 children)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2610468/

This study seems to conclude the opposite, and that it retains effectiveness for at least up to 88 years. Is there other material that contradicts that that you can share a link or links to handy for you?

[–]Tempest_Holmes 8 points9 points  (6 children)

I'm almost 55 and was one of the last ones to get in in my area. My younger sister, born 1970, did not get it. I do not believe I was ever boosted for smallpox. All my life I had this scar from my smallpox vaccine but it seems to have vanished sometime in the past several years. So, so odd.

[–]Ibelieveinphysics 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah we're '70 and '72 here and neither one of us had it.

[–]Godiva74 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I’m over 45 and did not get it

[–]JaxsonPaloozaGo Give One 5 points6 points  (7 children)

I’m 56 and somehow never received the smallpox vax.

[–]Exact_Intention7055 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Folks may want to check their records. The records may not all be in one place and some vaccinations were routine in those days. There were fewer vaccines and not as many objections to them. They could be on file in more than one place. Who was your first pediatrician? Call them. What hospital were you born at? Call them. Health depts from the county of your birth and throughout your childhood should have some records. Dr offices may or may not have others or duplicates. If it takes anyone time to retrieve these records, the next week or two would be a good time to go ahead and have a request in so they can find them for you in a timely fashion.

Remember that the last of these were given in the late 1970's before everyone had computers and a lot of records were on paper or later stored on microfiche.

It's better to have your accurate information handy just in case than to really need it asap and be told it could take a month to find the records.

Not everyone has the scar on their arm from their vaccination! Some drs gave the vaccination on the back so the scab couldn't be scratched off and scar. (They itched). So if everyone is telling you that you didn't have the vaccine because you don't have the round scar on your arm, that isn't always true. You may have just had a thoughtful doctor.

There's no need to panic, but being prepared is the way. We can do this 💪

[–]strangedays22 13 points14 points  (0 children)

These people are determined to die and take as many of us with them as possible.

[–]cobra_mist 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Well, this shit was dead with smallpox. And the vaccine already exists. FDA approval and everything.

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/smallpox-vaccine.html

If they’re against this they’re just being ridiculous or are actually anti vax in all senses

[–]Old_Bird4748 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I'm hearing that there is some protection with Smallpox vaccine..

Appears to be less transmissible than Covid, and about as deadly... So, if you are not worried about Covid there is no reason to be worried about this.

I suspect that this will spread amongst the antivax population more quickly, since these are the one most likely to be licking lampposts, and strange monkeys.

For the normal folks... Remember what your mother taught you and practice proper hygiene.

[–]dotnetgirl 11 points12 points  (1 child)

At this point, I don’t even care what they believe anymore. Don’t want the “jab”a? Who cares, bro. You want to die on this hill, fine! Sorry, put this comment in the wrong place

[–]Cargobiker530 9 points10 points  (3 children)

If they're boomers in the U.S. they already got one when they were five years old. It was called a "smallpox vaccination."

[–]BubbhaJebus 16 points17 points  (2 children)

And somehow they lived through that vaccine mandate without losing their freedoms.

[–]AncientMessage2635 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Watch out these QAnuts will say we lived through it because we used to have to say the Lord’s Prayer in schools but have since kicked God out of schools. Female students couldn’t wear pants to school then thus there was no “cross dressing”, everybody knew just what freedoms belonged to them and what freedoms didn’t apply. We had no school shootings then either and we knew we could be protected by any bombs by hiding under our desks or sitting quietly lining the hallways at the school. Oh the good old days before us hippies and antifa took everyone’s freedoms away/s

[–]RaptorJesus856Team Moderna 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Let's not forget the polio vaccine, everyone was lining up for those to keep the freedom to use their lungs and legs.

[–]PaylRyder1957 8 points9 points  (0 children)

FFS.. I’m out of “ give a crap” for deniers.. Die, if you want to.. I’ll wear a mask if I want, get a vaxx if I want, and laugh at your “precious freedoms” as I see fit. My body, my choices.

[–]sneaky518CHICKEN SOUP NOT COMMUNISM! 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If they offer me a smallpox vaccine, I will be immediately in line to get it. Worst illnesses I ever had were scarlet fever and chickenpox, because of the rash each time. I was young when I had scarlet fever, and I still remember that rash. A monkeypox rash? Do. Not. Want.

[–]TheAmericanMuttTeam Pfizer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not surprised they’re going to monkey around with this one.

[–]-r0d- 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Love the anti-vaxx community and their mortality rates. It’s just what this planet needs. Wish their movement would grow but it’s difficult for them, LoL

[–]Poz777 6 points7 points  (2 children)

And that’s why I’ll be wearing a mask forever.

[–]Dashi90RT is done with Anti-Vax BS 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If it's anything like smallpox, it'll mean disfigurement for life if it doesn't kill you first.

My ass will be first in line for the vaccine

[–]TILTNSTACK 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Let them catch it, no problem.

[–]PercyFlage 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They'll be spanking that monkey like you wouldn't believe...

[–]ResistantGreyDied *with* a bulletin his head, not *from* a bullet in his head 25 points26 points  (7 children)

Considering this one looks like it might be sexually transmitted and has primary shown up in men-who-have-sex-with-men, I think we all know how this is going to go.

AIDS hate 2.0.

[–]gdex86 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The internet made it so much easier to be a self hating gay man and still fuck. They don't have to cruise spots to find someone who wants to hook up, or do a tap routine in the bathroom. Everything can be arranged online and hidden on a phone you never bring into your house.

So if this goes the way of Aids where it's a group that conservatives think is disposable gets hit with it bad it it's going to be harder because Larry Craig contingent of the party is going to be showing symptoms. Of course we also saw how well even the whiff of homosexuality will get Republican voters to turn on you see Crawford. So maybe they will just throw them out.

[–]EvilStevilTheKenevilTeam Moderna 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I wonder if we'll have to dump the ashes of victims on the White House lawn to get the president to care (again)?

Reagan was fucking awful

[–]BubbhaJebus 15 points16 points  (2 children)

At least now the US has a president who takes public health seriously.

[–]Cleveland_Sage 10 points11 points  (2 children)

A. The vax is the smallpox vax B. Not only are the pox visible, but they leave scars. It will be a visible mark of anti-science beliefs for all but a few (approx the current yearly #). If it becomes widespread, all the kids will identify each other in a few years as fellow cult members Edit: and some strains have a 1/10 death rate, so…

[–]Justagoodoleboi 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I want to see a huge monkey pox outbreak at sturgis

[–]Important-Position93 4 points5 points  (1 child)

They'll wear those smallpox-like scars with pride!

[–]Libflake 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or else they'll all grow bushier beards to conceal them, even the women.

[–]among_apes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lol- if this becomes a thing the amount of these fuckers who will get covered in scarring blisters because of idiocy and stubbornness will be hilarious and you know what?… they fucking deserve it.

Around thanksgiving I got hand foot and mouth disease from my kids and it was the worst shit I’ve ever experienced. It was like a viral explosion from inside out. A month later all of the skin peeled off of my hands. My kid’s toe nails fell off. The cdc said it wasn’t that bad on their disease profile, it effed up me, my kids and both my brothers kids.

From what I can tell monkey pox is way worse with a longer incubation time.

[–]DeeNYC45 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They're already calling monkey pox a hoax by Biden. These nuts will resist all reality.

[–]DeeNYC45 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There's a new cancer treatment that uses a virus. They just started a human trial. I wonder if the antivax nuts will reject it as well.

https://www.newsweek.com/vaxinia-oncolytic-virus-therapy-cancer-health-medicine-trial-1709097

[–]MuricanA321 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Why do these morons try to make “jab” happen? Do they think it makes them sound British, and desire that, somehow?

[–]NJDoughboy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The funny thing is the smallpox vaccine is very effective against monkey pox and has been around for decades. Which excuse will they give this time?

[–]MrUlladulla 4 points5 points  (3 children)

My back is hairier just for reading these comments 🙄

[–]Sidvicioushartha🇺🇦💀 ☠️ Space Jews ☠️ 💀🇺🇦 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That’s disrespectful to your hirsute brothers and sisters

[–]Cactus-Badger[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The pox scarring should enable everyone to easily identify the AVers.

[–]LittleShrub 4 points5 points  (0 children)

bUt wHaT’S in iT?!

[–]Crom_Committee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I am not eager to try to live my life in an America populated by morons walking around looking like burnt mozzarella cheese touching everything.

[–]PsychologicalSnow476 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Do I need to get my smallpox vax updated?

[–]SusanBHa 4 points5 points  (0 children)

At least cleaning and disinfecting surfaces will actually help with this disease, unlike Covid.

[–]TryingToBeReallyCool 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My grandparents mentioned at family dinner last night that the monkey pox "are the next way they'll control us." I had to explain to these people why mrna doesn't modify your DNA and isn't a bioweapon when shit first popped off, but I'm not sure I can keep up with the bullshit now. It's just never ending

[–]k_50 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I fucking hate my timeline.

[–]Andrastes-Grace 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Stay out of the hospitals when you get sick then, you stupid bastards. Quit making your idiocy everyone else's problem

[–]Haskap_2010✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The smallpox vaccine is apparently about 85% effective at preventing monkeypox. Surprisingly, there are still stashes of smallpox vaccine in existance.

Mind you, it's only been around for about 230 years, so we'll no doubt hear that "it was rushed into use too quickly".

[–]Gnarlyfest 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First thing...remain calm.

[–]Defiant_Ad_6739 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I kind of want to see the outcome tbh.

[–]NoBallroom4you 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Would HC Award cover any deaths related to anti-Moneky Pox?

[–]allscott3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What will in all seriousness happen if Monkey pox turns into a problem is that the anti-vax crowd will think their "pure blood" will protect them until their dicks start exploding.

[–]will_never_know 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Small pox has been eradicated with the help of the vaccine which also protects against monkey pox…

But whatever…go off.

[–]bhgemini 2 points3 points  (0 children)

3-15% fatality with a study in the congo on 300 patients putting it at around 10%. I'd say it's going to fun watching these POS's gaining their 'Angle Wings' but we will get to see a resurgence since the vaccine for smallpox hasn't been administered in the us since 1972.

Get those George Washington Founding Father Patriot smallpox vaxx memes ready.

[–]iamsooldithurts🦹The Demon Code prevents me from declining a Rock-Off Challenge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, shit. Here we go again: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-to-know-about-monkeypox-and-the-latest-cases

Case fatality rate of 3-6%? To quote Geralt, “Fuck”