What’s in a name — 6 Comments

  1. Project Fear continues.
    If the pox virus spreads, WE’LL KNOW IT’S BEEN MODIFIED (in a Ukrainian bio-lab perhaps?) to be transmissible by aerosol/droplet, as ‘proper’ Monkeypox is only caught from direct contact/bodily fluids.
    There are two strains of Monkeypox, one of which is more dangerous (up to 10% die), although thankfully it seems the milder version, or some version of it, is the one presently circulating.
    Older people will have had smallpox vaccinations, which may offer some protection.

  2. The Wuhan bio lab that was the centre of controversy surrounding gain of function research on coronaviruses appears to have been carrying out the same kind of research on monkeypox, to make it more lethal to humans, according to a report citing the peer reviewed journal Virologica Sinica which published the lab’s findings in February.

  3. Re: the Monkey World link. Why does the website go on about apes which are not monkeys? Surely it should be called ‘Primate World’?

  4. The “k” is silent, as in “knot” and “know”
    Now you kno why it is called Monkey Pox.

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