We are on the brink of panic mode again.
There really are shades of Groundhog Day here?
Anyhows, we have a new health panic on the horizon and they are just waiting for things to develop a bit further before hitting the panic button. They started with Hepatitis. This was meant to be scary but it only affected kids, and who cares about them? A panic amongst five to twelve year olds isn’t going to bring the country to a halt.
So along comes Monkeypox.
Now Monkeypox is endemic in parts of darkest africa amongst the Negro population but we can’t mention that as then we would be racist. The latest research indicates that it is transmitted by intimate [i.e. sexual] contact between homosexual men, but we can’t mention that as then we would be homophobic. Seriously. There is also a strong rumour that Monkey World is applying to the High Court to obtain an injunction to prevent the word “monkey” as it discriminates against an entire species.
So we end up with a virus that can’t be named and we can’t say where it comes from. Nor can we say how it is transmitted. How scary is that?
I suggest it be renamed Covid-22 and state the origin as Wuhan [or maybe Moscow] and it spreads via light waves. That should scare us?
But suppose people just shrug and say we don’t care? We survived Covid-19 and nothing could be worse than that?
Enter Omicron BA.4. A NEW VARIANT OF CONCERN!
My money is on June for the first lockdown.