Twitter erupted in fury following news of officials’ refusal to prohibit sex parties in order to stop monkeypox after COVID lockdowns.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! A recent Washington Post article explaining how American public health officials believe they cannot compel individuals to take similar precautions with monkeypox outraged conservatives who opposed COVID-19 lockdowns.

Like COVID-19 before it, monkeypox has been deemed a public health emergency by the Biden administration and a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. However, as The Washington Post noted on Thursday, authorities like San Francisco’s public health officials “have made no move to rein in festivities or warn participants” against going to gatherings where the illness might be spread.

Although others “may get the virus through nonsexual contact and sharing contaminated goods,” the outlet recognized that monkeypox cases “are significantly concentrated among guys who have sex with men.”

Thousands of homosexual men partied along Folsom Street last weekend during the annual kink and fetish festival, the Post reported, despite this fact and the fact that the city of San Francisco proclaimed a monkeypox emergency among the gay community.

Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco who represents the state of California, was reported in the newspaper as saying, “If individuals want to have sex, they are going to have sex,” suggesting a lax attitude to controlling the condition.

According to Wiener, “everyone will determine their own risk tolerance levels.”

At the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the door to the lab where the first step is taken in the testing of samples for the monkeypox virus has a warning sign to let others know not to enter. Inside, the scientist wears a protective clothing. After the samples leave this room for further testing of the DNA, they are no longer infectious. -- GENERAL INFORMATION: 7/31/03- Falcon Heights, MN - The University of Minnesota's Veterinary Disease Control Laboratory has been chosen by the Center For Disease Control as the national testing site to screen for the monkeypox virus in animals.

The entrance to the lab at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, where the initial step in testing samples for the monkeypox virus is taken, has a sign advising others not to enter. The scientist is covered with protective clothes inside. The samples are no longer contagious once they have left this area for additional DNA testing. — ADVANCED INFORMATION: Falcon Heights, Minnesota (7/31/03) The Centers for Disease Control have selected the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Disease Control Laboratory as the nation’s testing facility to check for the monkeypox virus in animals. (Image courtesy of Getty Images and JUDY GRIESEDIECK/Star Tribune) )

In addition, the article stated that “health officials in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and other U.S. cities battling increases disproportionately harming homosexual men are avoiding calls for sexual restriction out of fear of further stigmatizing same-sex intimacy.”

Conservatives online were incensed by this measured response to the most recent global health disaster because they felt that the coronavirus response was too harsh.

Conservative writer Ian Miles Cheong criticized the health recommendations for what he saw as their hypocrisy. “They forced everyone to be separated from their dying parents and grandparents in hospitals, forbade travel, and forced kids out of school and into Zoom calls, but men who have sex with men can’t chill it for two weeks,” he wrote in a tweet.

It’s crucial to remember that appeals for abstinence to stop monkeypox don’t work, but cloth masks and totalitarian lockdowns do, in fact, stop COVID, as noted by former Republican congressional candidate Dave Giglio in a tweet.

The health officials portrayed in the article were made fun of by independent journalist Tim Pool for being too politically correct to fight monkeypox. He tweeted: “It is discriminatory to forbid someone from having a gay orgy in the event of a medical emergency. Both sexual relations with others and abortions are protected by the constitution.”

Defending the report, conservative radio personality Dan ODonnell said, “They shut down the entire country for COVID-19 but won’t shut down the gay orgies for Monkeypox because science.”

Republican state delegate Nick Freitas from Virginia tweeted, “You bigots, indeed! Things that won’t work are not what we want to do. Instead, let’s shut down the economy and act like everyone is in danger!”

Conservatives criticized a claim that public health officials are allowing people to pick their own risk when it comes to monkeypox, saying they were unable to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conservatives slammed a report that public health officials are letting people choose their own risk in regard to monkeypox, something they argued they couldn't do during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Have we thought about designing one-way grocery aisles? that was a clever notion, “Becket Adams, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, tweeted about one of the more notable pandemic preparations.

For a virus with a 99% survival rate, the government destroyed the economy for two years, according to a message from the Tennessee Libertarian Party’s Twitter account.

Mark Hemingway, a senior writer for Real Clear Investigations, reacted to the Post’s tweet that said, “One of the main causes of the monkeypox pandemic worldwide is sex. However, pleas for abstinence are ineffective, according to health professionals and veteran HIV activists.”

Hemingway changed the headline to highlight the disparity between current health professionals and those working in the field before COVID-19. He noted: “A significant factor in the global COVID pandemic is indoor meetings. Lockdowns and social seclusion, according to health authorities and campaigners, do not work.”

He said, “Now excuse me while I go hit a wall.

In response to similar claims of hypocrisy, the Washington Post article stated, “Comparisons to the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, when masks were required and public places were closed, are rejected by public health professionals. They observed that hospitals had been swamped with patients at various intervals during the previous two years and that the novel coronavirus was unknown, significantly deadlier, and airborne.”

In addition, it stated that “hospitalizations are uncommon” and that “while difficult to access, there are known treatments and vaccines for monkeypox.”

A WHO flag is pictured between rounds of the election of the new Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the 70th World Health Assembly at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

On May 23, 2017, a picture of a WHO flag was taken in-between rounds of voting for the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse/REUTERS/File Photo

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