Saturday, May 28, 2022

SciShow asks 'What Is Monkeypox?'

There is another viral disease outbreak making news besides COVID-19. SciShow explains as it asks and answers What Is Monkeypox?

While cases of Monkeypox are being found worldwide, the nature of the disease and the science we currently have available keeps concerns from growing.
I found this video both concerning and reassuring — concerning in that monkeypox is the kind of disease that "The Hot Zone" warned about, a tropical zoonotic illness spread by modern travel, reassuring because it, unlike COVID-19 or Ebola, is neither that dangerous nor an unknown quantity. As I wrote last month about nuclear weapons, "learning about it made me less anxious, as I could use my knowledge as a source of power over my fears." I hope the same is true for my readers.

Stay tuned for the Sunday entertainment feature.

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