So it looks like we're finally getting SARS under control? Well, meet monkeypox!
MONKEYpox? The hell? Spread through pet prairie dogs? Via a Gambian giant rat? C'mon, this isn't a news report, it's a SNL Weekend Update, from back when SNL was good.
Oh, and it 'only' has a mortality rate of up to 10%, no worse than SARS, as opposed to good 'ole smallpox, which has a mortality rate of up to 30%. I'm so relieved. And all you Canadians can start boycotting Wisconsin and Illinois now.
Oh, and don't eat the civet cats. Thanks.
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