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(CNN)Matt Ford edits videos for a living, so it wasn't a stretch for him to put one together for TikTok. But his latest post wasn't a crazy dance or a video about how to peel a banana the right way.

It's based on his own experience with monkeypox. His video has been watched about 250,000 times as of Friday afternoon.
He posted it to help educate people about the virus outbreak, to encourage people to get vaccinated and to make it very clear: "You do not want this."

Monkeypox PSAhttps://t.co/yWfVLk8rwz pic.twitter.com/GCCPZoQ5cw

— Matt Ford (@JMatthiasFord) June 27, 2022 Anyone can get monkeypox, but a "notable fraction" of cases in the global outbreak are among gay and bisexual men, according to the the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    US to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates"I first became fully aware of it and noticed symptoms Friday, June 17," Ford told CNN from county-ordered isolation in his home in Los Angeles, where he will have to stay for a few more weeks until he is no longer contagious.
      He had hoped to go to Pride in New York last week. "But that was not in the cards," he said. Read MoreIn the video, Ford talks about how the virus spreads, and shows some of his lesions. Monkeypox spreads when someone has direct contact with a person's infectious rash, scabs or body fluids. It can also spread through respiratory secretions during prolonged face to face contact or by touching items that previously came into contact with the bodily fluids of someone who has been affected, according to the CDC.
        Ford said he had been vaguely aware of a monkeypox outbreak through Twitter, but hadn't known how close he had gotten to the outbreak until a friend reached out to let him know Ford may have been exposed. CDC activates Emergency Operations Center for monkeypoxFord said he immediately started doing a fully body check. "I noticed a few spots that I hadn't noticed before," said Ford, 30. He said the spots looked like pimples or ingrown hairs, so he went to a clinic in West Hollywood for a test.Ford said a doctor took a swab and a few days later the test came back positive for monkeypox. Ford said in reality, the test merely confirmed what he already new. The spots he found no longer looked like pimples. "They very quickly got bigger and would fill up," he said and they were painful, particularly the spots in more sensitive areas.He said he also felt like he had the flu.CDC says gay and bi men in Florida need the meningococcal vaccine, to keep them safe in worst outbreak in US historyPeople with monkeypox can develop a fever, headache, muscle pains, chills, swollen lymph nodes and feel tired. He said he also had night sweats, a sore throat and a cough.Some of the lesions hurt so much that he went back to the doctor, who gave him pain medication"That proved really useful because I was finally able to sleep through the night," Ford said. "But even the painkillers did not fully numb it. It just made it kind of bearable enough that I could go back to sleep."In the video, Ford is plain spoken as he looks directly into camera and warns others. Matt Ford said he had more than 25 lesions on his body, like this one on his arm."Hi, my name is Matt. I have monkeypox, this sh*t sucks and you don't want it," Ford tells his viewers. Giving a tour of some of his 25 lesions, he points to his face, his arms, and the spots on his abs. "These are really not cute," he says for emphasis. While the disease is more commonly found in Central and West Africa, this current outbreak has hit countries that have seen few, if any, cases in the past. As of Friday, there have been 460 probable or confirmed cases in the US alone, according to the CDC. The Los Angeles County Health Department's monkeypox dashboard said it has 35 of the cases. The county confirmed in an email to CNN Thursday that it sends isolation orders to people who test positive for monkeypox. Ford said he got his notice via email from the county on June 24.The ah-ha moment when doctors realized first US patient in global outbreak had monkeypox: It wasnt initially on our radar screenLast Friday, LA county confirmed that some of the cases were among gay and bisexual men. Some of the men attended a handful of large events. The county said it has been working with organizers to notify attendees about possible exposure. The county has already been offering the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine to people who have been exposed to others who have had monkeypox. This week, the Biden administration announced steps to beef up its response to the outbreak, detailing plans to offer more vaccines and tests to people who are most at risk.The vaccines are in limited supply, but the administration said it would expand access in areas of highest transmission. It said 56,000 doses would be made available immediately, with 296,000 doses of vaccine over the next few weeks, and an additional 750,000 over the summer. On Friday, the administration ordered an additional 2.5 million doses.Since Ford first told friends he's sick with monkeypox, others have let him know that they too have gotten sick. Concerned that not enough people knew about it, Ford got the idea to do the TikTok video and to share it."It's become clear to me since I got it that it's spreading quickly," Ford said. "That's a big reason I'm trying to speak out and raise awareness about it."Get CNN Healths weekly newsletter

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        Reaction to the video has been "great," he said. He's been encouraged since several people have told him that they didn't know about it before and they've thanked him for spreading the word. Ford also hopes the video can help end the stigma attached to the disease.
          "There shouldn't be any stigma," Ford said. "It's just a bad turn of events." "A lot of times I think silence is the enemy," Ford added. "I'm glad to be able to inform people and hope more people will be safe."

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          We will not stand by and we will not stand down: Armed Trump supporters protest at Phoenix FBI office

          Video captured by the independent media site News2Share shows supporters of former President Donald Trump armed with guns, waving confederate and American flags outside of the FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.

          "We're here in support of Trump, for what happened to him, the unlawful search with the FBI at his Mar-a-Lago home," someone at the demonstration told News2Share. "We are sick and tired of this tyrannical government called the Biden regime. We will not stand by and we will not stand down.

          "We're gonna take the fight to the FBI if need be."

          The latest in a string of Republican rantings, the demonstration is in response to the FBI executing a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday—an act that has led to the seizure of 11 sets of classified documents, including those related to nuclear weapons, according to The Washington Post.

          Somehow though, Trump apologists still maintain the former president’s rights were violated while they go about the business of threatening the federal judge who signed the warrant and any other official they see fit to accuse without a shred of evidence of widespread election fraud.

          In Gillespie County, Texas, a county about 80 miles west of Austin, elections administrator Anissa Herrera said she resigned from her work due in large part to threats she faced, according to the Fredericksburg Standard.

          “After the 2020 (election), I was threatened, I’ve been stalked, I’ve been called out on social media,” Herrera told the newspaper. “And it’s just dangerous misinformation.”

          \u201cElection deniers just got the entire election office of Gillespie county to resign after stalking and death threats. \n\nIDK how people there expect to register to vote or conduct fair & legal elections.\u201d — Michele \ud83c\udf2e\ud83c\udf77\ud83c\udfb8\ud83e\uddc2 (@Michele \ud83c\udf2e\ud83c\udf77\ud83c\udfb8\ud83e\uddc2) 1660433134

          FBI Director Christopher Wray condemned such threats in a statement on Thursday. “Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others,” he said. “Violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be deeply concerning to all Americans.

          They are to Democrats. Many tweeted their outrage at the double standard propagated when a group of white men and women were allowed to threaten federal officials while armed.

          Warning: This video contains disturbing footage of violence that may be triggering to viewers.


          \u201cPhoenix FBI is still trending because the world is witnessing how America's Law Enforcement has patience for gun toting violent white supremacists, but are quick to murder Black People because they might have a gun and they might point a gun even when they don't have a gun.\u201d — NawBro (@NawBro) 1660461982

          A social media user who goes by Jason V. tweeted on Sunday, that the "armed domestic terrorists" probably haven't been taken down yet "because they're not black or brown."

          Shannon Watts, founder of the grassroots movement for public safety Moms Demand Action, pointed to a trend of recent violence following GOP reaction to the search of Trump’s home.

          The most recent of which is a Capitol Police report that a man started firing in the air then drove his car into a vehicle barricade in a fiery crash early Sunday at East Capitol Street and Second Street.

          ”When our officers heard the sound of gunfire, they immediately responded and were approaching the man when he shot himself,” Capitol Police said in a news release. “Nobody else was hurt.

          “At this time, it does not appear the man was targeting any Members of Congress, who are on recess, and it does not appear officers fired their weapons.”

          No other injuries were reported in the incident, and investigators are still looking into the man’s background. But for many, the incident is an example of violence spiraling out of control as Republicans instigate a greater divide between Trump supporters and the rest of the country.

          \u201cEarly this morning, a man drove into a barricade near the US Capitol, set his car on fire, and started shooting indiscriminately before killing himself.\n\nLast week an armed man tried to breech an Ohio FBI building, and last night armed protestors gathered at a Phoenix FBI office.\u201d — Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts) 1660484282

          Regarding the protest outside of the Phoenix FBI building, Democrat Eric Smith tweeted congressional candidates of North Carolina:

          “This is a Declaration of War & as such the Federal Government will be well within its rights to use all the firepower at its disposal to put these traitors down & down for good”

          Majid Padellan, a blogger and influencer who goes by "Brooklyn Dad" on social media, tweeted on Sunday:

          "Not a single Republican leader has called upon the armed trumpers at the Phoenix FBI to stand down. Any blood will be on their hands."

          In another tweet, Padellan laid out a series of actions and statements by Trump that created the kind of climate in which his supporters would feel emboldened to threaten federal officials. "First he told domestic terrorists to ‘Stand back and stand by,’” Padellan said. “Then he refused to call the National Guard on January 6th.

          “Then he wouldn't call off his armed supporters outside the Phoenix FBI. Donald trump is a pathetic, cowardly traitor."

          Read the full redacted search warrant obtained for Trump’s Mara Lago home:



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