Thanks to political correctness, we've been told for months now that monkeypox outbreaks simply have been fueled by skin-to-skin contact. But now, as NBC News reports, 'new research' finds there's a more accurate reason for the virus' spread. Glenn details the important update in this clip, and he explains that those telling us to 'follow the science,' maybe weren't following the science...
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errorsGLENN: Give me the monkey pox update music!
Sex between men.
STU: There we go.
GLENN: Not skin contact.
GLENN: Is fueling monkey pox. This is according to NBC News and, quote, new research.
GLENN: Since the outset of the global monkey pox outbreak in May, public health and infectious disease experts have told the public that the virus is largely transmitting through skin-to-skin contact.
In particular, during sex between men. Now, however, an expanding cadre of experts, have come to believe -- have come to believe that sex between men itself, is likely the main driver of the global monkey pox transmission.
STU: No. I won't hear it.
GLENN: Yes. Now, I won't believe how they're differentiated here. Because I think sex requires some skin to skin contact.
STU: Usually does, yeah.
GLENN: I mean, unless they're doing it differently than I am.
STU: Well, I believe they are, in this case.
GLENN: Good. I'm too tired to do this show today. Very good point. A growing body of scientific evidence, follow the science, including a trio of studies published in peer-reviewed journals. So you know you can trust it. As well as reports from national, regional, and global health authorities. Well, now you got me. This is absolutely true. Has suggested that experts may have framed monkey pox's typical transmission route, precisely backward.
STU: But other than that be with they're nailing another pandemic in action.
GLENN: Why was this backward? We all know.
STU: Oh, PC. They didn't want to say.
GLENN: They come from sex. Actual sex. And part of it you can understand, because you didn't want to do it with HIV. Because HIV, remember, it became a gay thing. It wasn't a gay thing. I mean, if you get it through blood, et cetera, et cetera. So they didn't want to make monkey pox a gay thing. Well, that and they also wanted to be politically correct. I mean, if they did want to make it a gay thing. They should have also said, you know what. But it's happening in the homosexual community. By and large. And so you should just avoid, you know, the orgies and the bath spas and stuff like that. But they didn't do it.
STU: It wasn't just the LGBTQIA+ conservatives here. It was also they couldn't even say, how about just stop some promiscuous sex for a while. They couldn't even say that.
GLENN: Just be with a monogamous partner.
STU: Yeah. Protect yourself and don't do it for now.
GLENN: Yes. They didn't do it. So what a surprise, those who tell us, follow the science. Didn't follow the science. And got it precisely, quote, backwards.
GLENN: Which, I'm not going to. I'm not going to...
GLENN: I've got another monkey pox update.
STU: Well, we still have the theme.
GLENN: We do? We have the theme for it?
STU: Yes. It's still available. The monkey pox theme is available. We can play it as many times as we want.
GLENN: Should we save it, or should we do it? You're right, Stu, this is science.
STU: People are suffering.
STU: You know, we have to get the facts out.
GLENN: Right. Now -- this is such a stupid show.
STU: It is.
GLENN: Don't worry, the world is burning down. But we're doing this.
STU: I just love this. Because I know this has happened to me several times. You're walking down the aisle of the grocery store and you're just saying, monkey pox. Monkey pox. And how weird that must look, to a passerby.
GLENN: Okay. So in a completely unrelated story, to the last monkey pox update, gerbils, I'm not making this up -- gerbils and hamsters may have to be put down, in order to control the spread of monkey pox. Now, it's not everybody's gerbil. It is just the gerbils that are found in the houses of people with monkey pox.
GLENN: Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Sometimes truth is uncomfortable.
STU: And sometimes more detail of a news story is not necessarily --
GLENN: I swear to you, that is an actual news story today.