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Monkeypox Catches New York City Off Guard (Again)

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Over the past month, the number of people identified with monkeypox in New York City has jumped more than 30 fold, from 10 to 336, a figure that surely underestimates the incidence rate, considering that many cases have gone undiagnosed.

During this period, Mayor Eric Adams was busy celebrating Pride, holding a party at Gracie mansion and reminding the world just how deeply New York embraces the L.G.B.T.Q.

community, while so many other parts of the country seem bent on a regression to the pre-Stonewall era. “Here in New York,” the mayor declared, “we’re happy to say ‘we are gay.’” But “we” are not getting monkeypox, a disease primarily (and currently) afflicting men who have sex with men.

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