declared MPV a public health emergency, as has the World Health Organization, and they have recommended that people reduce their number of sexual partners.

There is a vaccine against MPV, although supplies have been insufficient, and there is treatment for the virus.Schmidt-Crockett’s remarks echo those made early in the AIDS epidemic.

In the 1980s, right-wing extremists such as minor-party presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche pushed the idea of isolating people with HIV.This isn’t Schmidt-Crockett’s first anti-LGBTQ+ action.