This May Just Be the Greatest Typo Ever—and It’s About Monkeypox – Opinion

You may have just the best laugh ever, and it is about the not-so-funny subject of monkeypox.

Democrats have not been happy with the Biden Administration’s response. California State Senator Scott Wiener criticised them for not offering enough vaccine.

“Today, the San Francisco Department of Public Health announced that the Department is about to run out of monkeypox vaccine,” Senator Wiener said in a written statement. “Its San Francisco General Hospital monkeypox vaccine clinic will be temporarily suspended after today (Wednesday).”

Senator Sullivan stated that the supply of vaccines is running out as San Francisco, and other cities see an increase in the number and severity of monkeypox cases and exposures.

“We need to be very clear where the responsibility lies for this completely avoidable situation: the federal government,” Wiener stated. “Failure to control this outbreak will result in intense — and completely unnecessary — misery for many people, particularly gay and bisexual men.”

That’s one of the reasons you shouldn’t be relying upon the government for parceling out vaccines.

But science reporter Benjamin Ryan wanted to respond to tweets saying that it was a “pandemic” and bring some facts to the hysteria being pitched. The outbreak had a smaller scope, Ryan said. Except he had an unfortunate typo in his tweet — perhaps one of the greatest typos ever. Be prepared for what you will see.

Oh, my. He typed “me” instead of “men,” making it appear that the outbreak was almost entirely among men who had had sex with him.

Even better was the fact that he took full responsibility for his mistakes.

He said everyone needed a laugh, and it was having the viral effect of teaching people something about public (that’s with an “l”) health.

He is absolutely right.

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