CDC nonsense on monkeypox in kids
No matter the question, vaccinations! is the answer
What is already known about this topic?
Data on epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of monkeypox in persons aged ≤12 years (children) and adolescents during the ongoing 2022 monkeypox outbreak are limited.
What is added by this report?
During May 17–September 24, 2022, Monkeypox virus (MPXV) infections in children and adolescents aged <18 years were rare, representing 0.3% of all U.S. cases; none resulted in critical illness or death. Younger children typically acquired MPXV infection after skin-to-skin contact with a household member with monkeypox during caregiving activities; adolescents were most frequently exposed through male-to-male sexual contact.
What are the implications for public health practice?
Additional monkeypox cases in children and adolescents might be prevented through strengthened vaccination efforts and education around preventive measures and sexual health.
…a total of 25,038 monkeypox cases were reported in the United States,† primarily among adult gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (3). During this period, CDC and U.S. jurisdictional health departments identified Monkeypox virus (MPXV) infections in 83 persons aged <18 years… Most (89%) were not hospitalized, none received intensive care unit (ICU)–level care, and none died. Monkeypox in children and adolescents remains rare in the United States. Ensuring equitable access to monkeypox vaccination, testing, and treatment is a critical public health priority. Vaccination for adolescents with risk factors and provision of prevention information for persons with monkeypox caring for children might prevent additional infections.
The day before the CDC published the above, a review of monkeypox in children was published (behind a paywall). So I can’t tell you who paid the authors.
Its abstract claimed,
children and pregnant women are considered high-risk groups and antiviral treatment should be considered for those affected. [High risk for what, if none of the 83 children got that sick?—Nass]
While smallpox vaccination offers good protection against monkeypox, [where is the evidence for this claim?—Nass] the duration of protection is unknown, [then why call it ‘good’?] and infection occurs in vaccinated individuals. Should the current outbreak spread to children, authorities should be prepared to rapidly implement vaccination for children.
It seems even the lying is half-hearted these days. What will happen to the scientists who produced this drivel when the vaccinated public understands what they did?