Ed-vise: Monkey Pox

A restful GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, had a great sleep last night after a great jits workout. The good thing about a lousy night of sleep is the next night is usually pretty good!

Think About it Thursday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s THURSDAY! Time to Think!

Monkey Pox.

Can you believe this? We just start to emerge from the dark shadow of COVID only to be met by Monkey Pox. It’s like the light at the end of the tunnel has turned into a (ironically) a gorilla holding a flashlight!

Before we burn the cities to the ground and start breaking up our families, understand that this thing has a very low fatality rate depending on the strain you get.

It is nowhere near as fatal as small pox was. Small pox was a nasty virus that killed a BUNCH of people throughout history. Stats say that around 3 in 10 people that were infected died from the virus. Ravaged the world until Dr. Jenner way back in 1796 created a treatment/ vaccine.

See, back then there were women employed in milking cows called “Milkmaids.” One named Sara Nelmes had a pustule on her hand that came from Cowpox (I guess every animal has their pox). So Dr. Jenner took some of that (ewww) Cowpox goo and found his gardener’s kid, Phipp. In a treatment that would NEVER go today, Dr. Jenner injected the Cowpox Goo into Phipp’s arm. Then, Jenner exposed the kid to the small pox. Well, as history would have it, the kid never developed small pox and thus, the vaccine for small pox came forward to the world! YEAH US!

In May of 1980, the world was declared “Free of Small Pox!” Look at us…WINNING!

Because there was no more small pox, there was no need to have a MANDATORY VACCINATION from small pox. I received the small pox vaccine. Left a little scar on the arm.

Well, in our joyous jubilee of celebrating and NOT getting a small pox vaccine, the cousin of small pox, Monkey Pox, has begun to rear it’s ugly head.

Damn. No more eating infected animals or grappling with infected people.

Like a highly educated friend once said “if people would just do what they are supposed to do, the world would be a better place.”

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember milk is good, but it could be (nose snicker)…BUTTER!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA…MOOOO!


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