Is the media overhyping monkeypox?
Is the media keeping people informed or preying on fears?
If you’ve been on Earth over the last two years and you weren’t an infant, you might be sensitive to the threat of pandemics.
Covid-19 will be discussed and examined for decades to come, from its economic and cultural effects to its astounding death toll and the way it made many of us think more about our personal health.
Given the way Covid has touched nearly every aspect of our lives over the last two-and-a-half years, it’s understandable that we might all be a little wary (and weary) about whatever new Covid variant might be forthcoming. Or, say, when we hear about some new disease that is beginning to spread.
According to the CDC, monkeypox is a virus in the same family that causes smallpox, but it’s not typically seen outside of central and west Africa.
However, this year there’s been an explosion of cases and it’s been reported in dozens of countries that have not historically had cases.
Cases have been spreading rapidl…