Biden declares monkeypox a public health emergency

The Biden administration on Thursday officially declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency.

The Health and Human Services department will now be able to appoint personnel and access new funding to directly respond to the emergency.

“We are ready to take our response to the next level in tackling this virus,” Secretary of State Xavier Becerra said on Thursday. “And we are urging every American to take the process seriously and take responsibility for helping us address this.”

The declaration comes two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak an emergency of international concern. The state of California earlier this week declared it an emergency as well.

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Stevie
Stevie
10 days ago

This vaccine will be about effective as the Covid one no doubt. When will the twits make a mandatory jab be required?

Michael on Havenhurst Drive
Michael on Havenhurst Drive
10 days ago

Does anyone really care what Biden thinks or advocates? Is “Mayor” Woke Shyne going to shut WEHO down? Or maybe the Block By Block fiasco supervised by a former convict murder, can patrol boys Town trying to stop the monkey monkey monkey problem. What a farce! Of course, Johe Erickson would be a great help for this along with the grandstander Horvath if she’s not too busy soliciting votes for her LA county bid in Cucamonga..

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
10 days ago

“The Health and Human Services department will now be able to appoint personnel and access new funding to directly respond to the emergency.”

This isn’t about what someone “thinks or advocates”. It’s about mitigating a virus and getting more people vaccinated.

So yes, people care about the federal government taking action. You’d be crazy to NOT care.

Michael on Havenhurst Drive
Michael on Havenhurst Drive
10 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

The Federal Government is a joke reflected by the political hacks, like the SHE, who only care about one thing. Making millions like Pelosi, getting re-elected and making laws to making this the Greatest most corrupt country in the World. Like, hey Hunter Biden! https://vimeo.com/736911784

Your Ideal World
Your Ideal World
9 days ago

And in your ideal world, your solution(s) would be ? What positive initiatives have you accomplished for the community?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
11 days ago

It’s about time. Way overdue

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