August 3, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • Public health leaders want the Biden administration to declare a public health emergency to better tackle rising monkeypox cases. The leaders say they are frustrated by the Biden administration’s lack of urgency. The limited supply of monkeypox vaccines in the U.S. has led to hours-long waits and created dangerous situations where infected people don’t have access to tests or treatment. A drug is available for monkeypox patients who have or who are at risk of severe disease, but doctors say they continue to face challenges getting access to it. (Article here)