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County expands MPX vaccine eligibility to all LGBTQ men

Original post made on Sep 8, 2022

Contra Costa County expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine Tuesday to all LGBTQ men, not just those who may have been exposed to the virus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 9:08 PM

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Posted by Julianne Masters
a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2022 at 9:12 am

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Title of article:
> County expands MPX vaccine eligibility to all LGBTQ men

1st paragraph:
>> Contra Costa County expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine Tuesday to all LGBTQ men,

^ Confused...despite the name change/acronym suggested by the World Health Organization to minimalize stigma, is the virus officially to be referred to as monkeypox or MPX?

Either way it is the same virus.


Posted by Bob Taylor
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:55 am

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Simply changing the name of monkeypox to MPX to avoid stigma is not going to alter anything until the number of 'MPX' infections dramatically decrease.


Posted by Esther Roberts
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 10, 2022 at 1:50 pm

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Monkeypox (or MPX) is endemic in West Africa and epidemic in the United States.

Social distancing should be another key consideration.


Posted by Pierce Clayton
a resident of Danville
on Sep 13, 2022 at 8:37 am

Pierce Clayton is a registered user.

For some reason the United States has the highest number of MPX infections compared to the rest of the world.

Why is that?


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