Information On The NHS Monkeypox Page Edited
The UKs National Health Service (NHS) recently edited their
to make it sound more frightening.
Just a few days ago the NHSs Monkeypox page
(https://bit.ly/3wQ4AHY)was altered to change the narrative
in a few key ways.
Prior to the edit, monkeypox did not spread easily between
.now it does.
Also in the earlier version monkeypox would get better on its
own without treatment
but now it wont.
Off Guardian reports (https://bit.ly/3lMhGzn): Firstly, they
removed a paragraph from the How do you get Monkeypox?
Up until a few days ago, according to archived
(https://bit.ly/3lIYRx6) links, the Monkeypox page said this,
regarding person-to-person tranmission [emphasis added]:
Its very uncommon to get monkeypox from a person with the
infection because it does not spread easily between people.
this has now been totally removed.
Secondly, theyve removed this paragraph, which was present
up until at least (https://bit.ly/3wN9jde) November of 2021
(and maybe much more recently, there are no archives between
November and May) [emphasis added]:
[Monkeypox] is usually a mild illness that will get better on its
own without treatment. Some people can develop more serious
symptoms, so patients with monkeypox in the UK are cared for
in specialist hospitals.
The new treatment paragraph reads [again, emphasis added]
Treatment for monkeypox aims to relieve symptoms. The illness is
usually mild and most people recover in 2 to 4 weeks [
] You may
need to stay in a specialist hospital, so your symptoms can be
treated and to prevent the infection spreading to other people.
So, they remove that it will get better on its own, and again
reinforce the idea of spreading the disease despite this being
described as very uncommon as recently as last week.
They even add a line about self-isolating, which was never mentioned
as monkeypox can spread if there is close contact, you will need to
be isolated if youre diagnosed with it.
Finally, they now include a warning you can get Monkeypox by
eating undercooked meat, which will doubtless feed into the
anti-meat narrative too https://bit.ly/3lIAmQD
(oh, wait, it already is).
To sum up, history is being re-written a little here.
The Hampshire chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/3Nx42fo): Dr Susan
Hopkins, chief medical adviser at the UKHSA, said: Alongside
reports of further cases being identified in other countries
globally, we continue to identify additional cases in the UK.
Thank you to everyone who has come forward for testing already
and supported our contact tracing efforts you are helping us
limit the spread of this infection in the UK.
Because the virus spreads through close contact, we are urging
everyone to be aware of any unusual rashes or lesions, and to
contact a sexual health service if they have any symptoms.