Biden Health Official Downplays Risks Associated With Monkeypox as Just Someone’s ‘Idea of a Great Festival or Friday night’

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Joe Biden’s Monkeypox czar, seemed to defend risky gay sexual practices over the weekend, telling MSNBC that “one person’s idea of risk is another person’s idea of a great festival or Friday night.”

Since he was appointed to his Monkeypox position last August, Daskalakis—a gay health activist with a fondness for the occult, S&M bondage gear and Satanism—has focused on getting at risk populations vaccinated with the MPox vaccine and worked to “destigmatize” the sorts of sexual practices that can lead to bad health outcomes like Monkeypox.

“Stigma tends to be a barrier to testing, a barrier to vaccination,” Daskalakis told MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart, adding that the Biden administration aims to “support peoples’ joy as opposed to calling them ‘risky.'”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently warns against attending “a rave, party, or club where there is minimal clothing and where there is direct, personal, often skin-to-skin contact,” as such activities do indeed pose a significant risk for spreading Monkeypox.

The CDC also cautions against going to “enclosed spaces, such as back rooms, saunas, sex clubs, or private and public sex parties where intimate, often anonymous sexual contact with multiple partners occurs,” because those places “may have a higher likelihood of spreading mpox.”

“Avoid any rash you see on others and consider minimizing skin-to-skin contact,” the CDC suggests.

Monkeypox often causes a rash, fever, body aches, chills fatigue, and sometimes lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of the body.

Daskalakis, known for his pentagram tattoo and his pentagram-shaped leather harness, founded a Satanic-themed gym called Monster Cycle in NYC with his husband Michael MacNeal.  The gym features a black spin-bike draped in leather fetish gear hanging from the ceiling, and a massive, 11-foot-tall light-up pentagram in the yoga studio.


The Biden official told Politico he’s not a Satanist and that the multitude of photos he posts on his sociual media accounts featuring Satanic imagery are just to show off the work he put into his tattoos and exercise.

Back in April, Daskalakis strutted onto the stage at the annual Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit wearing bondage straps around his waist and shoulders and flanked by two half-naked men.

The Vegas HIV summit was sponsored by Gilead, Janssen, Mistr, QCare, and ViiV Healthcare, the National Pulse reported.

More recently, Daskalakis was honored by FBI Director Christopher Wray during the Bureau’s annual Pride event, Just the News reported.

FBI whistleblower Steve Friend, who resigned from the bureau this year amid months of unpaid leave for a security clearance review he deemed retaliatory, posted a screenshot of a bureau-wide email dated June 1 that invited all FBI employees to attend the June 6 event, in person or virtually.

During the event, Daskalakis reportedly declared that the word monkeypox is “racist.” The World Health Organization shortened the term to “mpox” last fall because it’s less stigmatizing.

In recent months, it should be noted, the FBI under Wray has focused its investigatory powers on traditional Catholics and parents protesting LGBTQ+ indoctrination at school board meetings, targeting them as potential domestic terrorists.

During the FBI Pride event, Wray awarded Daskalakis with a “certificate of appreciation,” Friend said, as confirmed by the photo below.







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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 27: Dr. Demetre Daskalakis attends New York City Pride on June 27, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)