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Monkeypox Declared a Public Health Emergency

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola  Fact Checked August 01, 2022


By the third week of July 2022, some 16,000 cases of monkeypox had been recorded
across 75 countries, with the vast majority of cases occurring among homosexual and
bisexual men. In the U.S., recorded cases were around 3,000, including two children

July 23, 2022, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
unilaterally overruled this panel of advisers and declared monkeypox a “public health
emergency of international concern” (PHEIC). Ghebreyesus made the decision to declare
a PHEIC even though the WHO’s advisory panel opposed the declaration 9 to 6

According to Ghebreyesus, “for the moment this is an outbreak that is concentrated
among men who have sex with men, especially those with multiple sexual partners. That
means that this is an outbreak that can be stopped with the right strategies in the right

At present, the PHEIC appears to be financially motivated. Moderna is testing an mRNA
injection for monkeypox, and in addition to the two smallpox vaccines already approved,
Aventis Pasteur also has a smallpox vaccine that, while still investigational, could receive
emergency use authorization

Disturbingly, in February 2022, the Wuhan Institute of Virology published a study in which
they describe creating a portion of a monkeypox genome from scratch in order to
develop a PCR test for monkeypox diagnosis. The National Institutes for Health in the
U.S. also began studying a monkeypox drug in 2020

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