"How scary is it? Should you be scared at all, or should you be just annoyed at the dunderheads who are trying to frighten you to hide again, to wear masks again, to get experimental jabs again?" asked broadcaster and homeopathic practitioner Robert Scott Bell during the May 23 episode of his Brighteon.TV program, "The Robert Scott Bell Show." (Related: Why did the government buy 13 million monkeypox vaccines from a biotech company backed by Fauci?)
Bell pointed out that one of the main factors that drive the news cycle and bring mainstream media companies more revenue through views and advertisements is learning about "the disease of the day, disease of the week, disease of the month."
"The only thing that can catch people's attention through fear is something scarier than what [the media] lied to you about before," said Bell. "And now we're on to monkeypox."
Bell made it clear that he believes the media is trying to keep people's attention focused on this to divert from other issues.
"I think this is a ruse, of course," he said. "Just to keep you on edge before something really bad and horrible really happens."
Health authorities in Europe, North America, Israel and Australia have confirmed around 130 cases of monkeypox and are monitoring around 100 other people as suspected cases. The United States itself only has one confirmed and six presumptive cases.
As mainstream media companies continue to fearmonger about the monkeypox virus, the world's leading doctors are claiming that the risk to the general public is very low.
"Although this latest outbreak has affected more patients than we had previously encountered in the U.K., historically monkeypox has not transmitted very efficiently between people and overall the risk to public health is low," said Hugh Adler of the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in a press release talking about the outbreak in Britain.
Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently said during a media briefing that people should not treat this outbreak the same way they treat Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks.
"This is not COVID," said Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, the CDC's deputy director for the Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology.
The only community that needs to be moderately worried about monkeypox are men who identify as gay or bisexual. Both the CDC and the World Health Organization agree that gay and bisexual men have an increased risk of catching monkeypox through sexual contact.
Regardless of risk, the disease itself can be terrible, but not deadly. Most monkeypox patients only experience fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. People with more serious cases may develop pox – painful fluid-filled blisters that can appear on the face, hands and feet.
Most people recover within two to four weeks of infection without needing to be hospitalized. The monkeypox variant currently circulating has a fatality rate of less than one percent.
Learn more about the monkeypox outbreak at Outbreak.news.
Watch this episode of "The Robert Scott Bell Show" as host Robert Scott Bell talks about the monkeypox outbreak.
"The Robert Scott Bell Show" with host Robert Scott Bell airs every Monday at 4-5 p.m. and Saturday at 6-7 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.