IS THE MONKEYPOX THE START OF A NEW ERA OF HOMOPHOBIA?
With the growing population, different kinds of people are taking birth like gay, bisexuals or lesbians. It’s not their fault that they wanted to be like them, they were born like that.
As we already know that the monkeypox is spreading day by day due to sexual contact with people. Will this bring a new wave of homophobia? Let’s talk about that.
IS THIS THE RISE OF THE NEW WAVE OF HOMOPHOBIA
This disease started to spread from central Africa. As you might hear about the news regarding the new 300 cases in the UK on Monday. The official reported that most of these cases had occurred among gays and bisexuals which shook the world and made them think is this the rise of the AIDS epidemic again which affected a lot of people earlier.
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As it was suggested by the official that this might happen during the “raves” of pride days events held in the canary islands and Belgium. In a CDC research team meeting in Europe, they appealed explicitly to gay and bisexual men and gave monkey pox warnings to the gay and bisexual users of the gay dating app Grindr. The German government also admit that spread of the monkeypox is due to gay or bisexual sex.
There is a theory that states that it wasn’t these “raves” that the transmission took place between gays and bisexuals. We already know that monkeypox disease is spread through skin-to-skin contact but still the officials are blaming gays and bisexuals for this. As skin to skin contact also happens when you shake hands with another person or hug a person. There is no proof that monkeypox happens only during gay sex and bisexual sex.
The official should not directly blame the same LGBT community for the reason behind the spread of monkeypox. It is said by WHO officials that monkeypox “is not a gay disease.” he says that anyone with close contact can get affected by this disease.
It’s also said by the WHO that contact with animals who are a reservoir of this infection like rodents, monkeys and squirrels can also be the reason behind the transmission. So, gay sex is not one of the reasons behind the spread of monkeypox.
After, going through all the studies it states that “homophobia has not evaporated”. But we should take effective measures so that the spreading of the monkeypox can be reduced. The scientist is trying their best to find a cure for this disease.
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