Monkeypox is not a new infection and has been known for decades, but the sudden spread of cases has caused alarm and surprise because of the geographic extent of its spread. it
Denise Welch points to what she calls “scare” through reports of smallpox virus in monkeys.
The 64-year-old appeared on Loose Women today as she reacted to reports that high-risk exposed monkeypox patients had to be isolated for three weeks.
Monkeypox is not a new infection and has been known for decades, but the sudden spread of cases has caused alarm and surprise because of the geographic extent of its spread. it.
Attending the panel of the ITV show alongside Judi Love, Kelle Bryan and Ruth Langsford, Denise claims she won’t worry about it.
She said: “I don’t think it’s going to surprise many people to learn what my view of scares is already. And, believe me, I know the difference between coverage and pranks. threaten”.
“But there are some words that have been used to create fear. We used to talk about staying at home if you’re poor, now we’re talking about quarantine, quarantine.
“We’ve just come out of a horrible three-year period where everyone is trying to find some sort of mental balance after everything that’s been thrown at us with Covid – especially people like you Kelle, who have an immune disease and you have to be more careful than most people.
“But now – and again, people are going ‘Oh, listen to Professor Welch!’ I have never made such a statement.
“So yesterday, I spoke to two people with high levels of expertise in infectious diseases who said they were furious with the way they could see this happening in the press.
“In this moment, there are very few cases – and that’s what they should keep an eye on – there was also an outbreak in 2017 and 2018 and of course since we weren’t on high alert we not aware of it. . . we seem to be aware of absolutely everything now. Personally, I wouldn’t worry about it at the moment.”
However, Kelle – who has the autoimmune disease Lupus – said: “It doesn’t scare me but I’d rather be informed… because then I can be a little more aware of it.
“For me, I knew that if I signed the contract it would be harder to get out of it.”
* Loose Women airs at 12:30 a.m. weekdays on ITV
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/furious-denise-welch-blasts-scaremongering-27041228 Anger Denise Welch erupted in 'fear' because of the monkeypox virus