What to Know about Monkeypox (So Far)

In this post, I’m going to do a rapid round-up of what I can find out about the monkeypox outbreak. Fortunately, from our experience with Covid, the relevant conceptual categories for potential pandemic come readily to hand, and will form the rapid-fire post headings: Symptoms and Progression, Spread, Clades, Mortality, R, Community Spread, and Mode(s) of Transmission. After taking a brief detour through Summer Festivals, I will ask “What to Do?” and conclude.

Here, however, is what Biden had to say (which gets slightly misquoted):

BIDEN: But [monkeypox] is a concern in the sense that if it were to spread, it’s consequential. That’s all they have told me.

“That’s all they have told me” doesn’t exactly inspire confidence if Klain, Walensky, and Jha are the “they,” but Biden isn’t exactly the President we want wrapped up in detail, either.

Symptoms and Progression

CDC — sorry, but what can

Keep reading this article on Naked Capitalism (Yves Smith) - Blog.

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