As Monkeypox spreads, the US declares a public health emergency.
As a national health emergency, more preventative measures are in place to contain this crisis, while also providing more funds towards developing and evaluating vaccines and drugs. With increasing pressure, the Biden administration had been criticized for moving too slowly with the distribution of tests and vaccines. Not to mention, the lack of awareness regarding the virus negatively affected the LGBTQ committee. Despite this, the FDA and researchers at the National Institutes of Health have planned to test several approaches in clinical trials with results expected later in fall. However, local health departments are understaffed, underfunded, and exhausted with the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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