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My fellow Texans: Monkeypox is here!

The arrival in the Lone Star State of monkeypox raises an interesting question: what's the best pox?

Vote below!

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by Anonymousreply 16July 22, 2021 5:40 AM

Monkeypox usually provides at least some immunity to smallpox so in the past, when there were smallpox epidemics, people would deliberately infect themselves with monkeypox if they could. Monkeypox is not pleasant but it is rarely fatal as smallpox could be.

by Anonymousreply 1July 16, 2021 9:13 PM

No cow on this list?

by Anonymousreply 2July 16, 2021 9:29 PM

Cowpox also provides some immunity against smallpox. In 17th and 18th centuries, people noticed that milkmaids rarely came down with smallpox and eventually figured out that most of them had immunity because of their exposure to cowpox.

by Anonymousreply 3July 16, 2021 9:36 PM


by Anonymousreply 4July 16, 2021 9:37 PM

Allegedly hence vaccine from vache and the iconic fair (poxless) milkmaids of yore R3.

OP you are a bad Texan to neglect the cattle.

by Anonymousreply 5July 16, 2021 9:40 PM

It’s what God intended! We shouldn’t mess with nature! It ain’t right! 🤡

by Anonymousreply 6July 16, 2021 9:41 PM

I love you clown emoji poster!

by Anonymousreply 7July 16, 2021 9:43 PM

I had no idea there were so many types of pox. I’ll be in bed with my blankets over my head.

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by Anonymousreply 8July 16, 2021 9:43 PM

Not a day all year where I haven't heard the words TEXAS and FLORIDA multiple times. Make it stop!

by Anonymousreply 9July 16, 2021 9:47 PM

It’s true Dee Plorable. God gave the example of the fair milk maids to demonstrate the importance and acceptableness of vaccines. Antivaxxers are the spawn of Satan espousing an argument against natural theology.

by Anonymousreply 10July 16, 2021 9:48 PM

It comes from Shakespeare-

"A pox on thee and thy monkye".

by Anonymousreply 11July 16, 2021 10:09 PM

So will the viruses keep getting nastier and nastier?

by Anonymousreply 12July 22, 2021 4:00 AM

We have a competent CDC again and they will irradicate this early as Plump should have done with Covid. Like Obama did with SARS.

by Anonymousreply 13July 22, 2021 4:44 AM

Does this come from monkeys? Does this mean chicken pox comes from chickens and small pox come from smalls?

by Anonymousreply 14July 22, 2021 5:26 AM

I use it. I think It works better than Gorilla Glue.

by Anonymousreply 15July 22, 2021 5:32 AM

OMG, what happened to the Gorilla Glue lady?

by Anonymousreply 16July 22, 2021 5:40 AM
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