Medical Science: Monkeypox - Should I Get Vaccinated?

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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros (not a MD), has declared that monkeypox is a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" (PHEIC), overriding the majority of his own expert committee of medical and scientific advisors.

But should you again hunker down because of yet another infectious disease threat?

It just so happens that there are two vaccines available. The government is paying to produce millions more doses. Should you grab one as quickly as possible?


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One thing you should definitely do is abstain from sex with anyone except your faithful spouse. If everyone did that, the outbreak would fizzle out in two to three weeks. The vast majority of cases (98 percent) involve men who have sex with men. It is said that the vaccine might protect a person who receives it within four days after exposure, but there is no evidence to support this.

Sexual contact is not necessary for transmission. A person could get infected through direct or indirect contact with the skin lesions, say by hugging or sharing towels.

Things to know about the vaccine:

Everyone who gets it is an experimental subject. The government thinks it should be effective against smallpox and is cousin monkeypox, but it is impossible to test for efficacy. There has been no smallpox for decades and very little monkeypox. People do make antibodies, but do they work?


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According to the vaccine label, as many as 1 in 50 recipients had a "cardiac event of special interest," and FDA documents showed that up to 18% (almost one in five) had an elevated troponin level, a blood test indicating possible heart damage.

The vaccine may be immunosuppressive. Around 7 percent of HIV-positive subjects had worsening of their HIV test results and may be more susceptible to other infections.

        Additional information:

·         Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, May 2022

·         Monkeypox: Truth vs. Fear Porn by Dr. Robert Malone

·         CDC on possible treatments for high-risk persons, developed for use in smallpox

The safe and effective way to avoid monkeypox is to avoid exposure and to practice excellent hygiene—not to rely on experimental vaccines and treatments.


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Jane M. Orient, M.D. obtained her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1974. She completed an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals and then became an Instructor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a staff physician at the Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital. She has been in solo private practice since 1981 and has served as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) since 1989.

She is currently president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. She is the author of YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare, and the second through fifth editions of Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis published by Wolters Kluwer. She authored books for school children, Professor Klugimkopf's Old-Fashioned English Grammar and Professor Klugimkopf's Spelling Method, published by Robinson Books, and coauthored two novels published as Kindle books, Neomorts and Moonshine. 


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More than 100 of her papers have been published in the scientific and popular literature on a variety of subjects including risk assessment, natural and technological hazards and non-hazards, and medical economics and ethics. She is the editor of AAPS News, the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, and Civil Defense Perspectives, and is the managing editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

If you would like to discuss these issues, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

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