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Homosexuals Squelch Facts About MRSA Outbreak, Conservatives Say
Cybercast News ^ | 01-28-08 | Pete Winn

Posted on 01/28/2008 6:25:37 AM PST by Woodland

(CNSNews.com) - Conservative groups say the truth about a new "multi-drug resistant microbe" prevalent among homosexual men is not being presented to the public because of political correctness.

Almost two weeks ago, researchers announced they have isolated a new form of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an infection that is spreading through San Francisco's homosexual community and could spread to the general community.

"These multi-drug resistant infections often affect gay men at body sites in which skin-to-skin contact occurs during sexual activities," said Binh Diep, the University of California-San Francisco scientist who led the team that made the finding.

In fact, the researchers determined that this variant of MRSA infection is 13 to 14 times more prevalent in homosexual men than for the general population.

But the media are now obscuring that fact, according to Matt Barber, director of cultural policy for Concerned Women for America (CWA).

"The real story here is the way that the media have whitewashed this outbreak," Barber told Cybercast News Service. "It is amazing to see what they've done with this."

Barber said the initial reporting of the outbreak was "pretty solid" and news accounts related the facts "as is," but the coverage began to change after conservative groups like CWA noted that this variant is primarily spread by men having anal sex.

"The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other organizations began to jump up and down a bit and scream, and The New York Times and other organizations started to backpedal," Barber said.

"The story was no longer the dangers associated with the outbreak - and the behaviors associated with it," said Barber. "The story now became about how groups like mine were supposedly misrepresenting the outbreak as some sort of 'new gay plague' or 'the new AIDS' - things we never said."

Indeed, HRC accused CWA and others of being "anti-gay bigots" for recommending that one way to stop this outbreak of the infection is for homosexual men to curtail having anal sex - at least for a while.

"Serious medical issues deserve serious consideration, not wildly off-the-mark press releases from anti-gay groups trying to capture media attention," HRC President Joe Solmonese said in a news release.

"We saw this kind of hysteria in the early 1980s around HIV/AIDS, and I'll be damned if we will sit idly by in 2008 and let them perpetrate that type of anti-gay hysteria without calling them out on it," he said.

Since the homosexual backlash, the University of California-San Francisco has apologized for the fact that the study mentions homosexual men.

"We regret that our recent news report (1-14-08) about an important population-based study on MRSA USA300 with public health implications contained some information that could be interpreted as misleading," the university's Web site said.

"We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public health concerns, and we will be working to ensure that accurate information about the research is disseminated to the health community and the general public," it added.

Even the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken a somewhat politically correct line. In a statement issued recently on the new outbreak, the government agency said it is "not a sexually transmitted disease in the classic sense" - and that spread of the bacteria could be stopped by washing hands and covering open wounds.

"We never suggested that it was a sexually transmitted disease," CWA's Barber countered. "We only talked about the specific behaviors that are causing this infection to spread."

Facts, not ideology, needed

Internationally known infectious disease specialist Dr. John Diggs is siding with the conservatives. The Massachusetts-based physician said treating any infection in a politically correct manner could be dangerous. Treating MRSA that way could prove fatal.

"This outbreak is especially troubling because it is a community-based form of MRSA," said Diggs, who is an executive committee member of the Physicians Consortium. "Until recently, MRSA has typically been confined to hospitals. The implications are very serious, because we don't know exactly where this is going to go."

Medically speaking, any break in the skin that is exposed to the organism can then set off an infection, which can destroy "a lot of tissue" before it's brought under control, Diggs said.

"You can take something that was relatively isolated in a small place, and suddenly, when it spreads to the general population, things such as school wrestling matches, or football games or basketball games or other sporting events, can take on a specter - they can become deadly," he added.

The fact is, the epicenter for this outbreak is among men who are having sex with men, Diggs told Cybercast News Service. Researchers identified the rates of drug resistance on the basis of ZIP codes, not ideology.

"The particular ZIP codes they looked at were ones that were associated primarily with men who were having sex with other men," he said, "the Castro district in San Francisco and also a healthcare center called the Fenway, here in Massachusetts, in Boston."

Diggs noted that the study itself pointed out that the infection manifests as "an abscess in the buttocks, genitals or perineum" and concluded that it "probably started out in San Francisco, and has been disseminated by the frequent cross-coastal travel" of homosexual men traveling from San Francisco to Boston.

"Men who practice anal sex, men who have promiscuous sex, men who have multiple partners in short periods of time are much more likely to spread this disease," he said. "It's not because of who they are. It's because of that they do."

"Now I know that a lot of people have attacked those who have brought this to people's attention as being homophobic, but the real issue - and you have to face the facts - is that men who have sex with men have very high rates of sexually transmitted disease," Diggs said.

"When you face that reality, then you have to start taking a serious look and deciding that the best public health intervention is to discourage behavior that causes the infection to spread."

The biggest problem with this new strain - as with any variant of MRSA, Diggs said, is that it is increasingly difficult to find drugs that will effectively combat the problem.

The study appears in the online version of The Annals of Internal Medicine.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: health; homosexualagenda; hrc; humanrightscampaign; joesolmonese; johndiggs; mrsa

1 posted on 01/28/2008 6:25:39 AM PST by Woodland
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To: Woodland
"You can take something that was relatively isolated in a small place, and suddenly, when it spreads to the general population, things such as school wrestling matches, or football games or basketball games or other sporting events, can take on a specter - they can become deadly," he added.

Yet another reminder of the devastation spread to the general public thanks to the queers deviant life style.

Adding to my growing germaphobia.

Excuse me, I have to go wash my hands.

2 posted on 01/28/2008 6:31:40 AM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Woodland

By keeping it under wraps, they are helping to assure fellow gay people are done in by MRSA, too.

Are such people seeking to always be walking time bombs of disease?


3 posted on 01/28/2008 6:34:15 AM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: Woodland
Almost two weeks ago, researchers announced they have isolated a new form of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an infection that is spreading through San Francisco's homosexual community and could spread to the general community.

They should teach this to preschool kids as a part of pro-homo agenda curriculum to be fair, and give the children full perspective of glorious homosexual lifestyle.

4 posted on 01/28/2008 6:36:05 AM PST by Anticommie
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To: Woodland

“It’s not because of who they are. It’s because of what they do.”

Only one problem: what they do is who they are!!
This idea that gay is a race is ridiculous, and that thinking is killing people everyday.


5 posted on 01/28/2008 6:39:00 AM PST by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Woodland

ping


6 posted on 01/28/2008 6:41:52 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Woodland
The Annals of Internal Medicine.... hee hee hee.. giggle giggle... hear from the back of the room.
7 posted on 01/28/2008 6:43:37 AM PST by bird4four4 (Behead those who suggest Islam is violent!)
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To: Woodland
There are so many contradictions in this whitewash it's pathetic.
And of course it's those damn Conservative groups that are homophobic,
and are blaming the Homo's. Not the facts, just the blame game and cover-up.
8 posted on 01/28/2008 6:44:15 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: Woodland
“These multi-drug resistant infections often affect gay men at body sites in which skin-to-skin contact occurs during sexual activities,” said Binh Diep, the University of California-San Francisco scientist who led the team that made the finding.

Is this code for “mud on the stick” syndrome?

9 posted on 01/28/2008 6:52:12 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky")
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To: Anticommie

The average Homo man doesn’t make it past 44, making this the most risky of lifestyles. Smoking 2-3 packs a day looks healthy when compared to this degenerate lifestyle.


10 posted on 01/28/2008 6:55:17 AM PST by ohioman
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To: Anticommie

Would that be illegal in California? SB 777 says you can only say good things about Gays.


11 posted on 01/28/2008 6:56:19 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ohioman

Puffing on a White Owl, can be dangerous!


12 posted on 01/28/2008 6:57:06 AM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky")
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To: massgopguy

Would that be illegal in California? SB 777 says you can only say good things about Gays.

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Any parent who would send their child to a California government school is guilty of child abuse. I really mean it. The homosexual agenda pushed in these government schools really is that dangerous.


13 posted on 01/28/2008 6:59:56 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Woodland
"We deplore negative targeting of specific populations...

Except, of course, heterosexuals, Christians, moralists, parents...

14 posted on 01/28/2008 7:03:55 AM PST by polymuser (Just darn)
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To: Woodland

Why would homosexuals not want to tell other homosexuals that they are in danger of contracting a disease that could result in having their penis amputated?


15 posted on 01/28/2008 7:09:33 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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Wish Cybercast’s Winn wouldn’t use the word “squelch” in his headline discussing problems caused by male-on-male rectal sexers.


16 posted on 01/28/2008 7:21:32 AM PST by flowerplough ( Allah, through his prophet and his followers, demands my submission and obedience, or my death.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

They are selfish.


17 posted on 01/28/2008 7:33:29 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Graybeard58

Not to mention the fact that AIDS infested homos are immune depressed which is the leading cause of development of highly drug resistant Staph, TB, gonorrhea, syphilis, Strep, and a host of other “Superbugs” soon to be spread to the general population. Infectious disease experts have known this for decades, but thanks to civil rights issues of homosexuals, protecting the public health is now a secondary concern.


18 posted on 01/28/2008 7:43:32 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Woodland
We were traveling this week.

The male flight attendants seemed very effeminate to me. In the confines of an cabin with recirculated air, I was thinking about highly contagious multirestant tuberculosis.

I was surely hoping that they washed their hands well before handling the snacks and beverages. I surely wouldn’t want parasites.

I wonder what those guys do on their layovers?

19 posted on 01/28/2008 7:44:17 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: bird4four4
said Binh Diep, the University of California-San Francisco scientist who led the team that made the finding.

...I am guessing his name is pronounced Been Deep...

20 posted on 01/28/2008 7:48:22 AM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: wintertime

“Patient Zero” of the AIDS spread was a flight attendant.


21 posted on 01/28/2008 8:17:43 AM PST by FrogMom
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To: Woodland

Don’t blame homosexuals for MRSA. In truth, that pathogen is everywhere, and has been for a long time. The real scandal is that there are literally thousands of MRSA infections in most states every year, but they aren’t reported except in medical circles.

Hospitals are probably the worst, but right behind are prisons, and then athletes. Texas has had a horrible number of high school football players infected with it, attributed to artificial turf abrasions, of all things.

A common reservoir for MRSA is in the nasal passages, where it usually remains harmless unless you have major surgery or some other tissue damage. Then it is an opportunistic infection. Some hospitals are even using pre-surgery nasal sprays to eliminate the potential for nasal post-surgery MRSA infections.

That the homosexuals also have just warrants a shrug.


22 posted on 01/28/2008 8:38:51 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Woodland
and I'll be damned

If the shoe fits...

23 posted on 01/28/2008 8:44:32 AM PST by badbass
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
That the homosexuals also have just warrants a shrug.

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It warrants MORE than a shrug!

Homosexuals as a sub-group of our population are often immune compromised. But,,,unlike heterosexuals who may be immune compromised ( leukemia or chemo therapy for instance) homosexuals tend to lead HIGHLY sexually promiscuous lives. This puts them in contact with large numbers of other immune compromised individuals who are often carrying highly contageous diseases. ( TB and MRSA, are only two of MANY examples)

The immune compromised homosexual community is the perfect mix for a contagious NIGHTMARE! And,,,this nightmare can and will have consequences for the normally living heterosexual community!

I just got off a plane last night. The flight attendant who served us was highly effeminate. In the crowded confines of a plane, with re-circulated air, I could only wonder. Where was this guy the night before, and what are the chances for the rest of the normal people on that plane for getting multi-resistant TB? !!

Do I want a homosexual friend, relative, or neighbor kissing one of my grandchildren on the cheek? NO! Not because of the HIV but because he is far more likely to have other contagious diseases!

By the way, my dentist told me that the HIV infected homosexuals in his practice are tested for TB every 3 months. His heterosexual immune compromised patients are not. The reason is because of the homosexual lifestyle. HIV homosexuals are far more likely to be exposed to and contract TB ( and thus spread around in places like the dental office) than a heterosexual immune compromised patient.

So...the physicians ( and dentists) of HIV infected homosexuals are not giving a shrug to diseases like TB, and I bet they are giving a shrug to MRSA either! The general population just doesn’t know about it ( yet).

24 posted on 01/28/2008 9:04:43 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: wintertime

As far as AIDS dentists and surgeons are concerned, in a matter of danger scale, it is far worse if they have the dementia associated with the latter stages of the disease.

This is one of the great secrets of AIDS, that in its tertiary form, it can cause a dementia not unlike Alzheimer’s disease. The medical community has especially hushed this problem up, because it is all too common that surgeons accidentally nick themselves, giving them a much higher HIV infection rate than typical. This more than doubled their numbers of infected doctors, beyond homosexual physicians and contamination caused accidents.

And while the surgeon might give you HIV, or MRSA, or hepatitis, it is far more likely that they would slip with their scalpel and nick your insides, so that you would be dead on the table. Because they are brain damaged AIDS patients.

Here are some interesting disease stats from Arizona, that put MRSA in perspective.

http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/oids/stats/yearly.htm


25 posted on 01/28/2008 10:26:43 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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