The Biden administration will soon make the call to announce that Monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency.
A report from Associated Press reads:
The announcement will free up federal funding and resources to fight the virus, which may cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like bumps on many parts of the body. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement. […] The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, including hugging, cuddling and kissing, as well as sharing bedding, towels and clothing. The people who have gotten sick so far have been primarily men who have sex with men. But health officials emphasize that the virus can infect anyone.
“To date, 6,600 Americans have been infected with monkeypox, per data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak has prompted states such as New York, California, and Illinois to declare public health emergences, aimed at boosting state resources to help combat the illness,” reports Breitbart.
“The Monkeypox Virus is a rare, but potentially serious disease that requires the full mobilization of all available public health resources to prevent the spread,” said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.
“I am declaring a state of emergency to expand the resources and coordination efforts of state agencies in responding to, treating, and preventing the spread of MPV,” Democrat Governor Pritzker added.
“I do think it’s time for the U.S. to declare a state of emergency,” said CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen. “It will allow the Biden administration to appoint a monkeypox czar to oversee these efforts. It will also allow for more resources to be put into this as well. I hope that the window hasn’t closed. I think that there is still an opportunity just to underscore why this is the case. Monkeypox may not be as fatal as a lot of other illnesses, but we don’t want another disease that we have to worry about in perpetuity if it takes hold here.”
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