UN Doesn't Want Accurate Reporting on Monkeypox to Reinforce 'Homophobic and Racist Stereotypes'

Nick Kangadis | May 24, 2022
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You can’t make this stuff up. Leave to a pointless and worthless organization like the United Nations (UN) to make a growing problem, primarily facing specific communities, about calling people “homophobic” and “racist” because they wouldn’t want to risk offending said specific communities.

On Sunday, the UN reported that the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) “expressed concern…that some media reporting and commentary was reinforcing homophobic and racist stereotypes.”

The “concern” with hurting people's feelings falls flat after reports came out that cases inside and outside the U.S. were “linked to exposure at ‘party events…where sexual activity took place’ in Spain’s Canary Islands and in Berlin, according to a government report to lawmakers obtained by the AP,” and reported on Monday by The Washington Post (WaPo).

“Madrid’s senior health official said Monday that the Spanish capital had 30 confirmed cases,” according to WaPo. “Enrique Ruiz Escudero said authorities are investigating possible links between a recent Gay Pride event in the Canary Islands, which drew some 80,000 people, and cases at a Madrid sauna.”

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UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Matthew Kavanagh tried to deflect the “concern” away from the Alphabet community by saying that the reports shouldn’t create “stigma and blame.”

“Stigma and blame undermine trust and capacity to respond effectively during outbreaks like this one,” said Kavanagh. “Experience shows that stigmatizing rhetoric can quickly disable evidence-based response by stoking cycles of fear, driving people away from health services, impeding efforts to identify cases, and encouraging ineffective, punitive measures.”

This has nothing to do with “stigmatizing.” Stop trying to avoid factual information so that the Alphabet community doesn’t have to experience anything offensive in the form of real concern. Stop sugarcoating everything, which only makes matters worse — as we saw during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

Just a day after the UNAIDS virtue signaling, even CNN reported on something the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) chief medical officer for their Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Dr. John Brooks’ comments that directly pointed the concern to the “gay and bisexual community in the U.S.,” while also conveying that “anyone can develop [and] spread monekypox infection.”

“Some groups may have a greater chance of exposure right now, but by no means is the current risk of exposure to monkeypox exclusively to the gay and bisexual community in the US," Brooks said. "Anyone, anyone, can develop [and] spread monkeypox infection, but...many of those affected in the current global outbreak identified as gay and bisexual men.”

So does the UN have anyone’s best interests at heart, or are they simply trying to show their “tolerance” by not telling truths that — to them — might offend the people a disease is affecting?

Considering the UN’s track record on justifying its own existence, the most likely outcome is the latter.

 

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