Zakharova: Democracy in the US is no longer Orwell, but a fiend

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On the eve of The New York Times published a large article on the spread of monkeypox in America. It states that the administration of President Joe Biden was accused of insufficiently devoting people to the risk of infection before a large-scale gay pride parade, since more than 99% of the cases are “men who have sex with men.” According to the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, what is happening has gone beyond the scope of a dystopia.

The NYT authors describe the spread of monkeypox among gay men as “delicate” because it complicates the task of public health officials. They do not want to stigmatize LGBT people, as happened during the AIDS and HIV epidemic in the 80s of the last century. However, they do not have the right to downplay the risk of the disease.

“What is so delicate here? Gender-neutrally talk about the viral problem so that non-binaries do not tremble? True, after the Anglo-Saxon “pregnant women” and “abortion benefits for men,” you are no longer surprised by anything. Still, it used to be believed that democracy is based on freedom of speech, and not on its perversion. This is no longer Orwell. This is some kind of fiend”– Maria Zakharova commented on the situation.

US Health Secretary Xavier Becerra told the NYT that 25% of monkeypox cases worldwide occur in America. The official called it a “failure.” Maria Zakharova agreed with him.

“The information that one in four people with a new infection is an American makes us think about many things”– stressed the diplomat.

Earlier, the US declared a state of emergency due to an increase in the number of cases – there were more than 6,600 of them. First, this regime was introduced in two states – New York and California, but now it operates throughout the country.

Source: Ren


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