Ok, I just read this article and I read it this way: grandma calls the hospital about bug bites. Hospital calls the CDC. CDC goes Rambo and quarantines the plane.
Which brings up the legitimate question, who was playing with monkeys? If monkey pox can only be transmitted by monkey “blood, bodily fluids, or rashes” then when did anyone suspect these children had been wrestling with monkeys? Wouldn’t that have been a really good question to ask mom before quarantining a plane? “Ma’am, have your children had intimate contact with a monkey recently? Sharing food, rubbing bodies, that sort of thing? Did they perhaps eat raw monkey or drink monkey blood before boarding?” Now that would be an interview I’d like to see online. Instead, they didn’t do any interviewing and decided it was monkey pox because children overseas are all obviously monkey pox candidates.
It occurs to me that all I’d need to do these days is mention the word “pox” or even sneeze wrong in an international flight to see myself in quarantine.
So, eerily, when does it all end? Who monitors the CDC to let them know when they are out of line? Who watches the Watchmen? And who makes the next monkey pox call?
- Mom’s monkeypox mix-up caused by bedbugs and concerned grandma, son says – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Monkeypox Scare Leads to Chicago Flight Quarantine (inquisitr.com)
- Plane Quarantined in Monkeypox Scare [Panic] (gawker.com)
- Son: Bedbug bites caused rash that stopped flight (newsok.com)
- Son: Rash Led to Monkeypox Scare on Chicago Flight (abcnews.go.com)
- CDC: Airline Passenger Didn’t Have Monkeypox (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Flight quarantined at Midway in monkeypox scare – Chicago Tribune (chicagotribune.com)
- Son: Rash led to Chicago flight quarantine (staradvertiser.com)
- Delta Monkeypox Scare: Bed Bugs? (abcnews.go.com)
- CDC: Airline Passenger Didn’t Have Monkeypox (kstp.com)