Sunday Funday: Monkeypox Edition


In case you hadn’t heard among all the other noise of the week, there has been a small outbreak of a disease called monkeypox in Europe, Canada and the US. Monkeypox is apparently related to small pox and is usually not fatal. From NPR on Wednesday.

“There’s a monkeypox outbreak in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and other European countries. The outbreak is small — so far 68 suspected cases, including eight in England and 20 in Portugal. Cases in Canada and a case in the U.S. have also been reported.

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Monkeypox can be a nasty illness; it causes fever, body aches, enlarged lymph nodes and eventually “pox,” or painful, fluid-filled blisters on the face, hands and feet. One version of monkeypox is quite deadly and kills up to 10% of people infected. The version currently in England is milder. Its fatality rate is less than 1%. A case generally resolves in two to four weeks.

Typically, people catch monkeypox from animals in West Africa or central Africa and import the virus to other countries. Person-to-person transmission isn’t common, as it requires close contact with bodily fluids, such as saliva from coughing or pus from the lesions. So the risk to the general population is low, the U.K. health agency notes.”

As if we needed anything else. Thank goodness we have a president who cares.

A) What representative from Georgia has been accused of leading a tour of the capitol that may have been tied to the January 6th insurrection?

B) Thursday President Biden hosted leaders from what two countries the are seeking to join NATO at the White House?

C) What member of NATO is currently opposing admission for the two above countries?

D) President Biden is visiting what part of the world this weekend?

E) Democrats in the US House passed a bill to make gas price gouging illegal. How many Republicans voted for this bill?

F) CPAC (extremist group Conservative Political Action Committee) is holding its annual meeting where?

G) The Republican senatorial primary in Pennsylvania may be decided by what kind of votes that Republicans say shouldn’t count?

H) Last weekend there was a mass shooting in Buffalo, NY. Why did the shooter choose Buffalo as his target?

I) How many mass shootings have taken place in the US so far this year according to CNN? (As of May 18)

J) 50 years ago today, President Richard Nixon visited the capitol of what arch enemy?

K) Due to low spring runoff, electric production will be low on what major Iowa river this spring and summer?

L) Freudian slip? Former President George W. Bush condemned the “brutal invasion of” what country during remarks in Dallas Wednesday?

M) As Canada installs its 5G network they have banned the use of equipment from what Chinese supplier?

N) The CDC is now recommending covid booster shots for what age group?

O) President Biden invoked what Act to help improve the manufacturing and distribution of what consumer product in very short supply?

P) May 24th, 1844. Communication takes a giant leap forward as the first what is sent form Washington DC to Baltimore, Md.?

Q) Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman overwhelmingly won the Democratic senatorial primary despite suffering what the previous weekend?

R) Stock market prices tumbled Wednesday as what retailer reported a 52% drop in profit for the first quarter of 2022?

S) 192 Republicans voted against emergency funds to deal with what consumer product crisis Wednesday?

T) Equality! What US national sports teams will now get equal distribution of international prize money thanks to a new collective bargaining agreement?

Imagine being so “pro-life” that you are willing to vote against baby formula. – Eric Swalwell


A) Barry Loudermilk

B) Finland and Sweden

C) Turkey

D) Asia – specifically South Korea and Japan

E) 0 – I guess price gouging os OK with them

F) Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian leader Viktor Orban is a authoritarian model for America’s right.

G) mail in

H) Because Buffalo had the largest black population of cities near him

I) 201 – that is in @138 days

J) He visited Brezhnev in Moscow

K) the Missouri – electric production is expected to be at 77%

L) Iraq – he quickly realized what he said and changed it to Ukraine 

M) Huwawei 

N) children 5 to 11

O) the Defense Production Act

P) the first telegraph message

Q) a stroke – he has had a pace maker installed

R) Target

S) baby formula

T) the women’s national soccer team will now be on equal footing with the men’s team.

It’s easier to buy a gun in America than it is to adopt a kitten from a shelter. Just sayin’. – Lorenzo the Cat tweet

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