As if COVID-19 and Monkeypox were not enough, now Florida is having to deal with an outbreak of meningitis. Curiously enough, the outbreak appears to be clustered among gay and bisexual males.
Twenty-four cases of meningitis (meningococcal disease) and seven deaths among gay and bisexual men are under investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Public Health. Officials said it was among the worst outbreaks ever among this group.
As per usual, the CDC is advising folk to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease.
Is this, like the hepatitis cases among children, a potential unforeseen consequence of the Pandemic Panic?
Or are we just that sensitized to outbreaks of rare diseases in the post-COVID era?
They are warning particularly gay and bisexual men who are going to Florida to attend various pride events. They declare vaccination to be the best defense against this disease.
Presumably there are also gay and bisexual women attending these events. They don’t seem to be concerned. Is this a disease that apparently does not affect women?
Is vaccination necessarily the best defense here? Perhaps as Dr Alexander rather bluntly suggests, the best mitigation is avoiding partaking in some practice that may differentiate gay/bisexual men vs women?
So not only is medicine required to be blindered by financial interests, it is also prevented from suggesting answers counter to political interests…
What is considered an outbreak? Have rare diseases and viruses always happened over the years but since Covid everyone is online consuming information with preconditioned (sensitized) paranoia to germs etc.? Over the past 5-20 years I remember news stories of college campuses having bouts of meningitis, but it wasn't a panic or hysteria. I (we) need to unplug and live life come what may, like our grandparents did.
It's disturbing how Vaccines have become the answer to every virus and illness and the proportional rise in autoimmune/allergy, mental health and other disorders and diseases are more prevalent than ever, everyone has an Rx. Covid taught us that D3 strengthens immunity and protects against many viruses, illnesses etc. It's criminal that the healthcare biz wants us sick rather than eating and living naturally and healthy.
And polio as well apparently
Can it be both?
Isn't the vaccine for meningococcal meningitis sterilizing? I haven't looked into it well enough, but if anything all of this noise of epidemics should alert us to taking better care of our own health. It's likely to be more important now than ever before. Well, at least in my young adult life.