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$CMRX- Tembexa is the only FDA drug approved for all ages. CDC is currently working on an expanded access for Tembexa for the treatment of monkeypox. FDA Approves TEMBEXA (Brincidofovir) for the Treatment of Human Smallpox Disease in Adult and Pediatric Patients Including Neonates.
$CMRX- Tembexa is the only FDA drug approved for all ages. CDC is currently working on an expanded access for Tembexa for the treatment of monkeypox. FDA Approves TEMBEXA (Brincidofovir) for the Treatment of Human Smallpox Disease in Adult and Pediatric Patients Including Neonates.
Is [Nigeria CDC doing a cover up](https://i.imgur.com/YYNHyHX.png) or what partner? I'm going to find Ebola plays just in case this schizo regard idea is not just my toaster telling me to acquire more goddamn biotech bags
Ok. So I gave notice last week I was quiting my old job as I had a new one lined up to start 8/25 (random date, I know). Great! Old place fires me yesterday, just the same I was ready to leave. But I’ve got an itchy throat and feel run down… COVID. New place would welcome me in, but doesn’t follow CDC guidelines. They won’t let me start until I test negative… I’ve known people test positive for 20 days before, even the CDC says symptom free after 10 days you’re good to go. Looks like I may need a part time job at Wendy’s, or pull money out of savings. How much does a BJ go for? $5? Anyhow praying for MSFT, AMD, AMZN.
That's your definition of a vaccine working? Seems more like a good example of evolution working to me. CDC's reputation has taken a self inflicted wound. Idiots at the Fed museum I went to reqiired masks (Saturday). After the CDC changed guidance. The state museum next door required nothing.
For sure. I started a CDC account “fortune favors the Brave” lol 18 months ago. Wild ride up and crazy crash down. Shrunk some coin averages. It’s the most disposable of my income. My risk tolerance is high but I still stay awake from ShibElonDogeCum coins. It’s a blast tho
-Russia/Ukraine has stabilized to a land standoff - China has proven that they won't do shit about US/Tiawan relationship - anyone who wants a job can get one - inflation lowering and inflation means that stock prices will rise to meet inflation levels - gas prices going down - CDC loosened covid protocalls There doesn't need to be a huge recession just because alot of news people who want you to keep watching and clicking kept saying it.
More $SIGA. FDA approval will be in September. Facts: CDC: Concern regarding spread of Monkeypox to other populations is increasing Approximately 1.6 to 1.7 million people at risk need vaccination Would require total of 3.2-3.4 million doses JYNNEOS; however, only about 1.6-1.8 million doses will be available by Dec. We had 750 cases 1 month ago, we now have over 10000. Will this be a pandemic,no. Endemic, yes. [FDA confusion](https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/monkeypox-emergency-clearance-leaves-limits-on-treatment-access)
I don’t get why the FDA needs to do human studies when it’s already approved in humans IF they had smallpox. We are giving the same vaccine for smallpox to those with MP, so why not the same treatment?? CDC: Concern regarding spread of Monkeypox to other populations is increasing CDC: Approximately 1.6 to 1.7 million people at risk need vaccination CDC: Would require total of 3.2-3.4 million doses JYNNEOS; however, only about 1.6-1.8 million doses will be available by December. (TPOXX will be needed) anyhow. My rant
You're not owed a debate. Masking and vaccines never stopped transmission of Covid despite what Fauci and the CDC claimed. 98-99% of people reported to have Covid obviously survived and reported mild symptoms. The "pandemic" is over. You're the same kind of person who enjoys weaponizing the government against your perceived political enemy under the guise of "public health and safety". Real hypocrisy in wanting a legal weed culture but can't fathom liberty beyond what you already agree with or what confirms your bias.
Highest levels of education and cost of living will do that to kids. Whereas, if you sort the teen pregnancy rate by state, found on the CDC website [here](https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/teen-births/teenbirths.htm), and do a descending sort…oh boy, prepare to find a shit ton of uneducated GOP “freedom”’states at the top of that list.
I know it doesn’t get much love around here, but I think SIGA still has some legs. Monkeypox cases are still ramping up in the US according to the CDC, and FDA approval for Tpoxx is around the corner. More doses are being bought by governments around the world every day with a total of $311 million in orders that can be optioned. For a company currently valued around the $1.7 billion, that seems like a lot of revenue… https://stocks.apple.com/A8-0eJyK3TNeYI9-_A2G9OA Anyway, I’m still holding my calls: 8/19 30c and 9/16 12.05c Wish me luck!
Yooooo fools in here talm about “don’t worry about monkey pox, it’s not very contagious and will burn out”. Meanwhile every damn day I check the CDC counter and that bitch is growing bigly, it was over 7K yesterday it’s now 9,492. I know it’s not a asymptomatic respiratory illness, but cmon, this thing is raging and the longer it goes on is not good. Seems bad it hasn’t started going down yet, imo.
Regarding the [absolute degenerate gamble](https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbetsOGs/comments/wk0ct2/comment/ijlabwv/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) I mentioned below, I'm reading up on these guys, and they recently received [FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for their T2Lyme Panel](https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2022/07/11/2477217/32489/en/T2-Biosystems-Receives-FDA-Breakthrough-Device-Designation-for-the-T2Lyme-Panel.html). ​ >“We are pleased with the FDA’s decision to grant Breakthrough Device Designation for the T2Lyme Panel, as it brings us one step closer to providing clinicians with a valuable tool to detect Lyme disease earlier." > >Currently, there are no sensitive FDA-cleared diagnostic tests for the detection of early Lyme disease. > >In the case of Lyme disease, antibodies can take several weeks to develop, so patients may test negative using current FDA-cleared diagnostics if a patient has been recently infected. > >According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 476,000 Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease each year. ​ I'm not saying anything, and this is still a very degenerate gamble you should only throw pocket change at. But if the FDA approved this, then it might improve the chances of their monkeypox test. Anyway, be careful. Their earnings are Aug 15, and this monkeypox news might just be their way of pumping their own stock. In other words, it is and still remains a very degenerate gamble.
Randi whatsherface, the head of the largest teachers union was handed the right to dictate to the CDC what the mask mandate would be. If that's not greasing your donors behind, I don't know what is. And let's not forget, teachers unions are all about paychecks and politics, and nothing to do with teaching kids. We are the highest spenders per child, and are at the bottom of the list for industrialized nations. It's shameful, and embarrassing.
There was an interview by american medical association and the doctor at CDC there said that fortunately most people with monkeypox get better without treatment. And he goes onto say that people at risk of severe disease will likely be treated which are less than 8 years of age, pregnancy, immunocompromised, history of atopic dermatitis/eczema. It's around $300 a pop. Canada ordered around 39 million dollars worth so that's around 130k doses. The bad part about this antiviral is that unlike paxlovid with a shelf-life of 1 year it has a shelf-life of 7 years. Think your estimates are bit too high. Countries like South Korea or Asian countries only ordered 500 doses at the moment. Orders for vaccination doses were much higher because it costs less. But share price wise I think it will pull a moderna from all the fomo and then drop back down in the long term once the news settles. It isn't quite like HIV either where as here you get it and clear it from your system HIV stays with you forever and once you get it you become a permanent subscriber to the company. Isn't quite like STI's like syphilis either which symptoms are very beneign and therefore spread without people knowing. --- The clinical guideline published by CDC which is pretty much standard that most places follow: Tecovirimat may be considered for treatment in people infected with Monkeypox virus: With severe disease (e.g., hemorrhagic disease, confluent lesions, sepsis, encephalitis, or other conditions requiring hospitalization) Who are at high risk of severe disease: People with immunocompromising conditions (e.g., HIV/AIDS, leukemia, lymphoma, generalized malignancy, solid organ transplantation, therapy with alkylating agents, antimetabolites, radiation, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, high-dose corticosteroids, being a recipient with hematopoietic stem cell transplant <24 months post-transplant or ≥24 months but with graft-versus-host disease or disease relapse, or having autoimmune disease with immunodeficiency as a clinical component) Pediatric populations, particularly patients younger than 8 years of age Pregnant or breastfeeding women People with a history or presence of atopic dermatitis, people with other active exfoliative skin conditions (e.g., eczema, burns, impetigo, varicella zoster virus infection, herpes simplex virus infection, severe acne, severe diaper dermatitis with extensive areas of denuded skin, psoriasis, or Darier disease [keratosis follicularis]) People with one or more complication (e.g., secondary bacterial skin infection; gastroenteritis with severe nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration; bronchopneumonia; concurrent disease or other comorbidities) With aberrant infections involving accidental implantation in eyes, mouth, or other anatomic areas where Monkeypox virus infection might constitute a special hazard (e.g., the genitals or anus) --- Pre-exposure prophylaxis The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that people whose jobs may expose them to orthopoxviruses, such as monkeypox, get vaccinated with either ACAM2000 or JYNNEOS to protect them if they are exposed to an orthopoxvirus. This is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). People who should get PrEP include: Clinical laboratory personnel who perform testing to diagnose orthopoxviruses, including those who use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for diagnosis of orthopoxviruses, including Monkeypox virus Research laboratory workers who directly handle cultures or animals contaminated or infected with orthopoxviruses that infect humans, including Monkeypox virus, replication-competent Vaccinia virus, or recombinant Vaccinia viruses derived from replication-competent Vaccinia virus strains Certain healthcare and public health response team members designated by public health authorities to be vaccinated for preparedness purposes Post-exposure prophylaxis The sooner an exposed person gets the vaccine, the better. CDC recommends that the vaccine be given within 4 days from the date of exposure in order to prevent onset of the disease. If given between 4–14 days after the date of exposure, vaccination may reduce the symptoms of disease, but may not prevent the disease.
>Abstain to stop the spread? “40% reported that they had two to four partners and 14% reported five to nine partners in the three weeks before developing monkeypoxAbout 19% reported 10 or more partners during that period, the CDC said Friday.” [wsj.com/articles/healt…](https://t.co/i6aAPP7Nzl) ^Cassandra ^B.C. ^[@michaeljburry](http://twitter.com/michaeljburry) ^at ^2022-08-05 ^18:55:50 ^EDT-0400
That's not exactly how it works. The WHO doesn't officially declare things to be pandemics, that's just a descriptive word. The WHO has already declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) which is the highest designation it gives. That is also what it considers Covid-19 to be. It made that designation about 2 weeks ago. The World Health Network does declare things to be pandemics and they did so a few weeks before WHO declared it a PHEIC. I'm not American so I'm not sure what designations the CDC uses or what their criteria is but I did see today that the US declared it a public health emergency to make resources for fighting the outbreak more available.
Not the media, the WHO would declare it a pandemic if it were to be one. Right now the WHO is considering it just an outbreak, not a pandemic. I suppose if the CDC were to go over the WHO's head and declare it a pandemic themselves, the the media would pick up on the wording, but that's not something they typically do.
XSPA. It's that chain of random massage/spas at airports. Except it's supposedly about to secure a $100M contract with the CDC for bio-surveillance and pop from $2 to over $10 sometime in the next week(s). @op it's as good as any of the other options
back to phil * siga is leading or only therapeutic expected to be used for any treatment for monkeypox - will continue to provide guidance for stockpiling and treatment planning for all countries that reach out * PEP project shows international support for further expansion of stockpiles and on-hand treatment availability across globe * Pursuing and assisting oncology applications/developments that show potential markets, but no details yet Q&A > Sue: Models ability to predict revenue is pretty easy in US because of stockpiles - can you give guidance on anticipated penetration rates or any supply chain restrictions? a: looking to add labels to increase availability of stockpiles. Very rapidly evolving circumstance with outbreak going on - unfortunately a lot of public health groups around the world didn't take this seriously at the beginning, which was unfortunate. For those that did pursue it, they had to go through procurement process - have 9 new groups that have set up supply chains, have ability to faster deliver in future to them due to that. USA looks to be lowering barriers and making it somewhat easier to deliver, we'll be updating and playing as that goes. Already have US supply chain established, but it's a network of manufacturing organizations that make the product so there can be evolution there. We do have product ready to ship, so we're at a good position right now. Will depend on how outbreak grows globally, but we are making plans to expand as required. > Sue; efficacy in patients? dennis: FDA has asked for controlled clinical trials to demonstrate efficacy and safety - in the process of standing up number of trials around globe, all essentially using same protocol Phil: Improtant to divide 2 approval processes - full approval from FDA that expands approval to all orthopox vs availabiltiy for patients in outbreak. FDA CDC looking to continue to reduce burden to those who would need it with monkeypox infection - Fauci said today he wants to eliminate that paperwork requirement. Public health policy seems to be pushing for more access, having in-human data was always planned and now we have access to it. > Ben: Idea of opportunity next 6-12 months for smallpox sales vs monekypox sales? a: Stockpile delivery for US govt as doses expire, expirations start 2023 so we'd see deliveries for that specifically next year > On monkeypox - we're monitoring, unfortunately we expect mpox could become endemic in some regions so we'll see how it evolves and keep on top of it. It's also a family of viruses we'll be looking at Phil: Most health experts agree it's likely going to become endemic at this point, and that we're currently underestimating disease burden due to limited testing and long incubation time [I"M NOT CRAZY] and that it's spreading outside MSM population. Ben: Share repurchases - can we expect that to continue with the currently elevated stock price? Phil: we're disciplined, have done over 60m buyback over last 4 years - but would look at dividends or special acquisitions as it plays out. Want to have clarity for future cash flows, want to go with best use of cash. Currently focusing on using cash for outbreak as it evolves. > Question about competitor BVNRY and what edge do you have over them? They already have FDA approval, you don't - what edge? Phil: BVNRY has 2019 approval for _vaccine_, intended for pre-exposure. We're antiviral drug approved in 2018 for smallpox, want broader label from FDA but need more work with FDA to expand label. Data used for approval in US was also used in UK and EU - they gave full approval for family smallpox+monkeypox with same data, so it's just FDA being FDA (Phil sounded annoyed with question lol - wonder if that was his first ape or if they've been calling all month) > Supply for global systems in SA and EU? Pricing consistent? Phil: Pricing - US is b/w 2-400 per course, Canada is b/w 900-1000. Part of that is volume ordering, part is US govt having helped pay for development. Pricing is directly to govts not hospitals. Includes fees paid to Meridian for international sales. > How quickly could you meet large order for EUw and SA? Phil; depends on how large is large, 10's of thou, can meet quickly out of inventory. Larger, will be planning that out. > WRT monkeypox i've read recent articles from NJEM that cited FDA comment that they want to do additional testing looking for adverse effects. Have you seen any in all your testing? Dennis: Current studies in support of licensure - TPOXX shown very safe, very very few SeriousAE's, very few AE's and those typically cross over to placebo, too (headaches, etc) > Do you foresee direct sales to customers instead of going through govt? Dennis: looking forward to opportunity to open up commercially. Just like covid therapies, expectation would be we would go commercial if proven endemic sort of like tamaflu. Doing models, want full FDA approval around whole family first for distribution. ultimately driven by outbreak and virus as situation evolves. > what is order process looking like? Phil; usually small amounts fast w/ options to expand, accelerated discussion vs historical. Several EU and Asia countries we're in nondisclosure with that we've delivered to, currently hearing interest from around the globe. Some regions prefer to do pooled procurements. > At what point do you need to expand production? Plans to meet massive demand? Phil: current partners and performance, can do up to 500k/year, could stretch if emergency. Looking to develop second site for active ingredient - little bit away, but could be accelerated. US based is robust and scalable, will see where demand goes. US govt thought about this with Covid, look to them to be good partner when it comes to scaling up. > Build out model for TPOXX deal - how should I be looking at price per course and what's a good ballpark price? Phil: Future - look at any customer as long term partner and see stockpiling as important component. Dan: Refer to financials - US 300-400 range, international higher, Canada between 900 and 1000 - safe to use, but will highlight that it's dependent on size of country's order. Cant disclose other deals. > US declaration - will free up funding. How should we think about that? Opportunity to offset CapEX and expansion costs required to meet substantial volume? Phil: Emergency declaration - frees up some funding, but more important thing is opportunites beyond remaining procurement orders (currently 300m remaining w/ us govt) could expand in the future based on how this response goes. Biden has talked about a 7bn appropriation - would probably provide a material change to our contract value. Would show up in that legilsation. Dan: scalabiltiy - we outsource supply chain, so capex is minimal. We continue to look at other scenarios, but right now don't foresee any big capex. > Presuming positive data, what would you anticipate the timeline for filing for expanded label? Reveiw time? Could be accelerated due to outbreak? Phil: Good news - NIH, FDA, CDC, etc. are working together well on this. Hard to predict - could be based on final data, if accelerated reviews under EUA timing is hard to predict, but if outbreak continues we'll see large and rapid enrollment of patients and drive to get more access to drug will expedite review. Will start to see data from initial parts of studies as we go into fall. Fin
Going to be waiting for the CDC updates to see if there is an uptick in Monkeypox Virus cases reported; have been watching the sector for the past week. The trend for the past few weeks/months has been increasing numbers of cases and seems to be heading towards exponential growth if not contained. Expecting a pop in Monkeypox-related companies/sector. As many of these companies have upcoming earnings, be cautious and risk accordingly. Watchlist: AEMD (Aethlon Hemopurifier, options available), GOVX (Modified Vaccinia Ankara-Virus Like Particle program), SIGA (TPOXX, options available), TNXP (TNX-801 Vaccine), VRAX (MPXV Real-time PCR Test Kits) Catalysts: Upcoming Earnings Dates GOVX - 8/3 After Close SIGA - 8/4 After Close TXNP - 8/12 After Close AEMD - 8/16 After Close VRAX - N/A, Recent IPO
You don’t seem to understand data. Small base…so, % increases seem large…but, actual cases are tiny. Per the CDC: As of July 25, 2022, there are 3,487 cases in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These case counts include those who tested positive for either monkeypox virus or orthopoxvirus (OPX) as described in the case definition.
Going to be waiting for the CDC updates to see if there's a spike in Monkeypox Virus cases reported. The trend for the past few months has been increasing numbers of cases and seems to be heading towards exponential growth if it's not contained. Expecting a pop in Monkeypox-related companies.
Why be bullish on Siga! 🚀 🚀 🚀 ✅ They are the only antiviral recommended by the CDC with present tense FDA approval for smallpox in the EU, Canada and United States (Very similar in genetic coding-orthopoxviruses ) ✅ FDA wants to expand usage of TPOXX ✅ FDA and CDC are working to achieve a quality compassionate use program. (EA-IND) ✅ Siga has great financials. 150m in cash. Likely no need for capital raises through stock dilutions for example. ✅ As with COVID government subsidies will fill the production void if cash flow becomes necessary. Put your money where the money trail leads. 💴 💴 🚀
That's what I intially thought too, but the CDC appears to suggest it can be spread via other means as well. Note my highlighted point. [https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/transmission.html](https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/transmission.html) "Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact, including: Direct contact with monkeypox rash, scabs, or body fluids from a person with monkeypox. **Touching objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding, or towels), and** ***surfaces that have been used by someone with monkeypox.*** Contact with respiratory secretions. This direct contact can happen during intimate contact, including: Oral, anal, and vaginal sex or touching the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) of a person with monkeypox. Hugging, massage, and kissing. Prolonged face-to-face contact. Touching fabrics and objects during sex that were used by a person with monkeypox and that have not been disinfected, such as bedding, towels, fetish gear, and sex toys. A pregnant person can spread the virus to their fetus through the placenta." As a side note, I found it a bit amusing they felt the need to let us know in parenthesis that an anus = butthole.
I mentioned this in November of last year with a group of people im friends with that laughed at me and said I was being a bit over the top with this prediction. As soon as Gates spoke of a Pox being the next big outbreak and SIGA ramped up production a few months before that, something like 1000%, the writing was already on the wall (gates has significant share holding in SIGA). Gates is not a doctor and he sure as hell isnt a savior if you look at some of his less kosher "experiments" he has funded. Hes been throwing his money around so he can basically sway decisions and outcomes of these doctors and the worlds become his playground to make money. Anyway back on track then there were the monkeys that got loose in Pennsylvania that they tried to cover up as cats, the ones that got away and got caught got euthanized and the people that were in close contact were ordered to call the CDC I had a feeling that would be the precursor, that one incident was not, but here we are again making Bill Gates even richer.... Are people awake yet.
Here's a couple anecdotes that are indicative of a larger trend, and they're not including the people I've heard from IRL who have seen their doctors about it and been told they have to contact the CDC directly, who aren't distributing tests and vaccines unless you're found through their extremely tenuous and poorly implemented contact tracing system. Take all that for what you will, and if it's not enough evidence for you, have fun getting it when school starts and kids start spreading it en masse! https://twitter.com/sheologian/status/1552649057029455873?s=20&t=-xjhdAfe6r9oiKnkvlHsvA https://twitter.com/tribranchvo/status/1554100437351112705?t=Q1qc097oFuQa3KYSdRB3Ng&s=19
and to this day, the medical community has been propagating improper use of PPE which is hazardous and liable to cause detrimental long term side effects to peoples health and safety... [**This**](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2383374/) **was well known in 1979.... masking can cause retardation in childhood development, and yes, that's right they knew this over 40 fucking years ago.** To this day, the CDC still says not to en masse don masks for viruses in general and should only be used if someone is suspected of being a transmitter of virus AND IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. Further they plainly state - Masks are not usually recommended in non-healthcare settings. [https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/maskguidance.htm](https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/maskguidance.htm) Imagine that, you have the entire medical community improperly masking millions of healthy people and pretending they are going to provide decent medical care while doing the wrong thing to begin with... Masks are known to be very ineffective at controlling viral transmissions , their aim is to limit droplets, not airborne particles; meaning they want to protect the hospital surfaces from mass contamination - not eliminate other people from catching it; and the mask usage is to be limited to ONLY THE HOSPITAL SETTING - and having healthcare personnel wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for patients. (not while walking the halls or riding the elevator, or to the bathroom) # So yeah, your medical "professionals" which are masking at all times is improper, wasteful, and to be very blunt... stupid as fuck and only proves they don't give a shit about proper medical procedures let alone your actual health and safety. # The parade of medical staff improperly using PPE, violating OSHA and CDC guidelines is the #1 signal you have that your health is not the priority - it's governmental ass kissing for a few coof dollars that congress flooded into the decaying healthcare system where proper treatment was thrown the fuck out for sake of some tax payer handouts you didn't approve or vote for. Also, all the companies which want you to wear that face cover... that cost is legally on them. So additionally, no person should be paying to mask, period, that burden falls directly upon employers and companies whom require PPE usage (if it's warranted and necessary.) [https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/Handout\_2\_Employers\_Must\_Provide\_and\_Pay\_for\_PPE.pdf](https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/Handout_2_Employers_Must_Provide_and_Pay_for_PPE.pdf)
🐒🐒🐒 monkeypoxbros 🐒🐒🐒 #Biden names FEMA, CDC officials to head monkeypox response https://apnews.com/article/biden-covid-health-new-york-city-59266b946c99974755bc91b348f01382 > President Joe Biden is set to name top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as the White House coordinators to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak. > The White House said Biden will announce Tuesday that he has tapped Robert Fenton, who helped lead FEMA’s mass vaccination effort for COVID-19 as the agency’s acting administrator when Biden first took office, as the White House coordinator. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis of the CDC will be named his deputy. [Seems we have FeDeRaL aTtEnTiOn now](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyrDgEz3DR0) So now we have NY, Cali, and (tomorrow, reportedly \^) Federal spotlights on monkeypox. Keep in mind testing is _still_ limited (80k/week max) and _still_ triaged due to that limit (preferential testing of certain groups).[ Epidemiologic criteria from CDC is still focusing heavily on the men-who-have-sex-with-men aspect for testing triage.](https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/case-definition.html) Whether this means hospitals in the US are requiring the patient to be MSM in order to even submit a sample (like they are in other countries), not entirely sure. We have some stats showing it _not_ in only gay men, so presumably some locations are testing anyone who meets the disease criteria and not only gay men. We'll track how this evolves - as I've said in many past posts, it's not an STD, it's not only spread through gay sex, any direct or indirect contact is a risk, yadda yadda you're probably sick of my spiel by now. We _do_ have a few cases in children (both in US and abroad). Prior strains are much more dangerous in kids ('much' being relative here, so far this strain hasn't proven super deadly among adult population, hopefully that holds true here) so these cases will be watched closely. Not much info at the moment beyond that. EU testing facilities haven't responded regarding their testing capacity and positivity rates (it was a long shot from the outset, I know) - maybe they will by tomorrow. My assumption is they're seeing similar testing capacity bottlenecks, since they had limited testing availability from the outset. Also keep in mind that vaccination might not be a way out of this one. ACAM2000 (Smallpox focused vaccine with some umbrella protection for monkeypox, would be used in case of extreme outbreak since we have 'national security stockpiles') [has tons of side effects, not least of which is the potential for _actual_ smallpox outbreaks if the recently vaccinated encounter unvaccinated.](https://www.fda.gov/media/75792/download) So hopefully that isn't deployed, because along with the risk of _that_ tiny detail the contraindication list is pretty long (i.e. people who shouldn't get it because it causes other issues, like anyone with cardiac issues or anyone with Eczema (don't look that interaction up unless you're into NSFL shit, it's disgusting and very sad)). [So that leaves us with the JYNNEOS vaccine which is.... \(at last I saw\) currently unavailable for new production because their main factory was undergoing expansion and had to be reapproved by FDA \(just approved July 27th\) before they can do test runs, meaning bulk vaccine runs won't start until early 2023.](https://www.bavarian-nordic.com/investor/news/news.aspx?news=6596). Note on restart taking 6 months: https://www.barrons.com/articles/monkeypox-vaccine-maker-plant-delay-51654789708 - haven't seen an update from Bavarian nordic to this timeline - but keep an eye out now that they have the factory approved, they might be able to expedite? Another note here: JYNNEOS = US labeled IMVANEX = EU approved smallpox/monkeypox vaccine. 🐒 SIGA SAGA's heating up, get ready for things to get spicy 🐒
The vaccine is pretty good too. But the CDC and feds had a royal f*ckup in vaccine access. One, they embargoed 300,000 doses in Europe for some pissy FDA regulation. And two, today the NYTimes said the US allowed 20 million vaccine doses expire in recent years. Sounds like the AIDS and covid f*ckups repeating themselves.
With droplet precautions, you need a surgical mask. So why the CDC is recommending an N95 for healthcare workers? N95 is used for Covid and TB. [CDC PPE](https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/infection-control-healthcare.html)
Monkey pox is like small pox CDC and the WHO made mention about rolling put the vaccine because it's pretty much the same... ive had the small pox vaccine in the Marines... monkey pox transition is the same as small pox pretty much listed above and respiration as well... I wouldn't worry about it... just another biotech pump n dump speaking of which any positions lol