Gay men are the “canary in the coal mine” of future pandemics, warns doc

  • Gay men are the “canary in the coal mine” of future pandemics, warns doc

    Posted by metta on September 18, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Gay men are the “canary in the coal mine” of future pandemics, warns doc seeking HIV cure

    “The gay community may well be the first group in which we see this, or in whom we frequently first see this.

    “Why is that? Because gay men have opportunities to travel far more frequently than their straight brothers who are raising children and staying at home and don’t have the luxury of being able to pick up any time they want to and go to a party in Spain.

    “So all of that is very much like the canary in the coal mine. What’s happening in the gay community is a warning to society: ‘We’ve got a problem here.’”

    “They tell gay men who have the disease, ‘Well go home and isolate.’ In America, a gay man can’t go home and isolate,” he says.

    “Sure, you can order in all your food, but if he doesn’t have an income, he can maybe order the food in for a week, and then he’s running out of money. We don’t have an infrastructure set up that makes ‘go home and isolate’ a practical solution.”

    https://www.queerty.com/gay-men-canary-coal-mine-future-pandemics-warns-doc-seeking-hiv-cure-20220917

    roadbikerob replied 1 week, 1 day ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • roadbikerob

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    September 19, 2022 at 8:03 am

    Probably if gay men would stop wasting their money on parties, high tech gadgets and unnecessary overseas travel just to party and fuck than they wouldn’t be so vulnerable to diseases and pandemics. Gay men need to diversify their interests and even tie themselves down with hobbies, community involvement, athletics, and even pursuing a simpler life. Time to get away from the big expensive coastal cities, beach resorts and clubbing. Time for American gay men to throw away their passports and discover the beautiful things that the USA has to offer which also includes spending time in flyover country.