No Need For Mass Vaccination Against Monkeypox – WHO

The head of WHO has said that there is no need for mass vaccination against monkeypox because it’s not highly transmissible.

No Need For Mass Vaccination Against Monkeypox – WHO 1

According to Rosamund Lewis, the head of the World Health Organization’s smallpox department, there is no need for mass vaccination against monkeypox, but contact tracing and isolation are still necessary to manage the outbreak.

According to the latest WHO advice, only people who deal with viruses professionally — such as lab workers, health workers, and first responders – should be considered for additional protections, Lewis said during a briefing in Geneva. Smallpox vaccinations and other smallpox countermeasures are thought to be effective against monkeypox.

“What we have advised so far is that there is no need for mass vaccination, there is no need for large immunization campaigns,” Lewis said.

“Contact tracing, investigation, and isolation remain the primary modes of control for the time being,” she noted, because the disease is spread mostly through close physical contact, skin-to-skin contact, and face-to-face contact.

The WHO expert emphasized how “critically important” it was to take contact isolation seriously.

Meanwhile, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced on Friday that 16 additional cases of monkeypox had been discovered in the last 24 hours, increasing the total number of cases in the UK to 106. As a result, the United Kingdom has the highest number of cases in Europe.

“The risk to the UK population remains low, but we are asking people to be alert to any new rashes or lesions, which would appear like spots, ulcers or blisters, on any part of their body,” the agency said.

The UKHSA said that it had purchased almost 20,000 doses of Imvanex, a smallpox vaccine that is being offered to close contacts of monkeypox patients.

Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, which makes one of the most commonly used Covid vaccines, warned earlier this week that the monkeypox outbreak was unlikely to turn into a pandemic since the virus was not especially transmissible.

“We’re staying calm and monitoring the situation,” he told Sky News, “but I think the real problem right now is Covid.”

In the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe, dozens of cases of monkeypox – a disease that causes distinctive pustules on the skin but seldom causes death – have been discovered.

The WHO had previously warned that a surge of monkeypox cases will hit Europe in the following months. It was also highlighted that the virus’s current spread was “atypical,” as it had previously been limited to central and western Africa.

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3 Responses

  1. Which means you probably need to stock up on natural antibiotics for a highly contagious disease which will be introduced via air or water. Remember, Bill Gates is a major proponent, and funder, of Chemtrails! For what? By ‘natural’ I mean, like: Oregano, Tea Tree, H2O2, etc.

  2. YES Moriyah , the recent years have been a schooling to ‘wake up’ pay attention to taking responsibility for ourselves. shalom to all

  3. Thanks, Bourla (sic), if you ‘WARNED’ people that monkeypox won’t cause a pandemic. You’ve given notice to pandemic engineers that they’ll need to improve their efforts at creating a pandemic .

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