Joe Biden issued a declaration this week that monkeypox is now officially a public health emergency in the US. Then… we started laughing. Because monkeypox is hilarious and we can’t listen to anyone say the word “monkeypox” without bursting out in laughter.
Plus, monkeypox is some sort of emergency? They shut down our economy because of COVID. They forced us to wear masks. They even forced babies to wear masks on airplanes and kicked families off of planes if they didn’t comply.
They caused drug addictions and alcoholism to skyrocket because of the loneliness and social isolation. They destroyed small businesses by forcing them to shut down. They caused the child suicide rates to skyrocket. Kids killed themselves because of COVID authoritarians.
But now they’re telling us that monkeypox is a public health emergency? How about “No?” Monkeypox is 100% preventable if you’re able to show the slightest ounce of personal restraint. It’s not like there’s a laundry list of ways to catch monkeypox.
There’s just the one way that it spreads around. Maybe the people catching monkeypox ought to show some personal responsibility. The rest of us will be just fine and will never catch it, because we don’t do that one thing.