Monkeypox Primarily Affects Gay Men. Why Are We Scared To Say It?


PA Pundits - International

By Douglas Blair ~

Monkeypox seemingly sprung out of nowhere to infect large swathes of the globe, replacing COVID-19 as the malady du jour. Experts say the number of monkeypox cases is severely undercounted, and the World Health Organization just declared the disease a global health emergency.

Monkeypox has hit America particularly hard. Our nation has the most recorded cases on Earth, with nearly a third centralized in New York City.

So, are we due for a new plague on par with the coronavirus?

The data is clear. Gay men are the most at risk for contracting monkeypox. Why are we pretending otherwise? Pictured: Men wait in line July 17 to receive the monkeypox vaccine in Brooklyn. (Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

According to the data, not unless you’re a gay guy.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that 98% of those infected around the world…

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