It can take a bit of time to work out which groups of people face the increased risk of contracting a virus. Unlike Coronavirus – which turned out to be especially virulent – the monkeypox virus is proving to be more selective and certainly nowhere near as infectious. When monkeypox emerged in the UK just a few weeks ago, there was barely any mention of which groups were at risk. Partly because we didn’t know – but even when it did become clearer that it was men who have sex with men who were particularly susceptible to contracting the virus, there was a fear that saying this publicly could foster stigma for a group all too familiar with bigotry. But now the UK Heath Security Agency has at last unveiled its strategy to try and mitigate the spread of the monkeypox virus – and its main intervention will be to offer a vaccine to gay and bisexual men. The agency officially acknowledges that rates of transmission are significantly higher in the male gay … [Read more...] about Why is the monkeypox vaccine only being offered to men?
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Although the summer started only a few days ago in Slovakia, the number of positive coronavirus cases is growing daily. Experts expected another wave of covid in the autumn. In an interview, mathematician and expert on the spread of the virus RICHARD KOLLÁR explains why the wave has come so soon, when will it culminate, what are the risks to human health, and how will it impact everyday life. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement In recent days, cases of infections with new variants have been growing. Is another wave starting? Not starting, it is already underway. We are seeing a significant increase in positive tests. Last few years we were accustomed to a new wave coming in autumn. This year it was not expected until September. How is it possible it has started at the beginning of summer? You have just exceeded the number … [Read more...] about Mathematician: Summer will probably see return of respirators
Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters has made no secret of his connections to his longtime business partner and biggest political benefactor, billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel. But new reporting shows that Masters can’t seem to quit promoting Thiel businesses on the campaign trail—and that Thiel or Masters can’t seem to stop making questionable in-kind contributions. Masters announced last month that he had left his top positions at two organizations named after Thiel, who has poured more than $10 million of support into the Senate bid. But a Daily Beast review of business, campaign, and tax records reveals that Masters appears still far from severing his shared interests with his mentor. Brendan Fischer, deputy executive director at Documented, told The Daily Beast that the facts demonstrate an inextricable connection. “This further underscores how Masters’ candidacy is almost inseparable from its billionaire backer,” Fischer said. “Thiel helped launch … [Read more...] about The Epic Back-Scratching Fest Between Blake Master and a Trumpy Billionaire