So I am just now hearing about this. People are worried because, at most, 130 people have this, with two of the in the US? Your odds of being attacked and killed by a rabid squirrel are higher than getting monkeypox.
According to WHO estimates, monkeypox could be fatal for up to one-in-ten people, though its similarity to the smallpox virus allows smallpox vaccinations to provide some protection.
So that means worldwide, this disease is currently projected to kill one person, and it likely won’t be anyone who is immunized for smallpox, meaning any military veteran or over the age of 50. Monkeypox isn’t even anything new. The US had an outbreak in 2003, with 71 Americans getting it. The smallpox vaccine, JYNNEOS is at least 85% effective in preventing monkeypox. It is a traditional vaccine (not RNA like the COVID vaccines) made from an attenuated virus.
If it comes down to it, I will get this one, but I don’t think I will need to, since I have already been vaccinated against smallpox from my time in the service.
JFC. Can we stop obsessing over every little thing?