Last Updated on August 30, 2022
Health officials in the Lone Star State announced the first reported death due of a monkeypox-infected person.
The Texas Department of State Health Services announced the death of the monkeypox-infected individual in a press release Tuesday morning. However, the agency’s statement claimed that “infection with monkeypox is painful but not life threatening.”
The individual was living in Harris County, near Houston, TX.
John Hellerstedt, the Texas Health Commissioner, continued to push the narrative that males can continue to engage in homosexual activity, despite the dangers that come with the virus.
Hellerstedt merely encouraged “people to seek treatment if they have been exposed to monkeypox or have symptoms consistent with the disease.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data that shows that monkeypox has rapidly spread across the nation. Earlier this week, the CDC confirmed there were over 18,000 cases of the virus across all 50 states but the Texas death is the first death reported in the U.S.
National File previously reported on the mainstream media’s pushback on the narrative that monkeypox is spread through homosexual intercourse. Even after the World Health Organization recommended late last month that homosexuals reduce the amount of intercourse and partners they have to ease the spread of the virus, CNN has refused to admit monkeypox is transmitted sexually.
“For men who have sex with men, this includes for the moment, reducing your number of sexual partners, reconsidering considering sex with new partners, and exchanging contact details with any new partners to enable follow up if needed,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told CNBC last month.
Earlier this month, NBC shifted its narrative when it published an article that fought back against the narrative that monkeypox is spread through “skin to skin” contact, claiming the virus’ spread is primarily attributed to homosexual intercourse.
“An expanding cadre of experts has come to believe that sex between men itself — both anal as well as oral intercourse — is likely the main driver of global monkeypox transmission,” NBC News wrote.
NBC encouraged the CDC and other public health agencies to “update their monkeypox communication strategies to more strongly emphasize the centrality of intercourse among gay and bisexual men, who comprise nearly all U.S. cases, to the virus’ spread.”
CNN correspondent Dianne Gallagher angrily pushed back on the NBC and WHO monkeypox coverage, protesting that “monkeypox is not a sexually-transmitted infection, and any person can get it from prolonged, close, typically skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.”
After Gallagher accurately admitted that men “who have sex with men, and transgender people, do make up the majority of monkeypox cases right now which is why they’re being prioritized with the limited vaccine supply,” she added, “if the Biden administration wants its outreach to be a success, celebrating, while educating, without discriminating, is the only way to approach it.”
Stay tuned to National File for any updates.