Aug 05, 2022
US Declares Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak
This news has been received from: cbslocal.com
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency Thursday by federal health officials. This will release more resources to help fight the outbreak with more than 6,600 cases nationally.
It’s spreading quickly nationally and in the Philadelphia region.READ MORE: Man Shot While Walking Dog With Teenage Son In Strawberry Mansion: Philadelphia Police
Thursday’s action means more money and people will now be directed to fighting monkeypox.
Philadelphia’s health commissioner says declaring a public health emergency is a step in the right direction.
“I was really happy to hear it. It’s something I’ve been hoping was going to happen,” Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole said. “We’re hoping it might help to get more vaccine faster than we would otherwise get to it. So I think it’s an important step.”
The Philadelphia health commissioner says new resources released by the monkeypox emergency declaration probably won’t come quickly. She says the city has 82 cases now and experienced a 50% increase in just the last week. Camden County in New Jersey and Delaware have each seen six cases.
But if COVID-19 taught us anything, those numbers could easily and quickly skyrocket. To prevent that issue, vaccines are needed and they’re currently in short supply.
“We do have vaccine available for individuals that are at high risk but to have a level of vaccine that we can get out to the community on a larger scale, we don’t have that at this time,” Camden County Health Department Director Caryelle Lasher said.
Monkeypox does not discriminate. Anyone could contract it, but there’s also — as with COVID — misinformation circling around.READ MORE: 'It's What We Do': Bucks County Fire Department, Volunteers Collect Donations For Kentucky Fire Stations Impacted By Floods
“You’re not gonna catch this by walking by somebody. It’s not a gay disease,” Bettigole said.
Bettigole doesn’t foresee declaring a public health emergency in Philadelphia.
“The federal declaration is much more important because of this potential to get us resources,” Bettigole said. “Declaring an emergency in the city doesn’t free up resources. It’s more of a public statement and so, you know, I usually don’t like to do things that are just words.”
The Department of Health and Human Services officially declared a public health emergency, which triggers the release of new funding and additional staffing.
“We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said. “And we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus.”
Monkeypox causes a rash and is mainly being diagnosed in the LGBTQ community, but it can be spread to anyone through close personal contact or by touching objects that have been touched by someone who is infected.
“This is a unique outbreak, and that is spreading faster than previous outbreaks,” White House Monkeypox Response Coordinator Robert Fenton said.
The vaccine is currently only being given to people at the highest risk for monkeypox.
Camden health leaders will soon meet with school superintendents to alert them on what to look for in possible cases.MORE NEWS: CBS3 Mysteries: Kristian Hamilton-Arthur's South Philadelphia Murder Remains Unsolved 5 Years Later
CBS3’s Ross DiMattei, Stephanie Stahl and Siafa Lewis contributed to this report.
News Source: cbslocal.com
Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton slammed for doing doughnuts in a £155,000 Nissan Skyline supercar on public roads
LEWIS Hamilton has been blasted after "speeding" and doing doughnuts in a £155,000 supercar on public roads.
The seven-time Formula 1 world champion, 37, drove a 1998 Nissan Skyline R34 around the Japanese capital, taking to Instagram to post clips of his late-night drive.5Lewis Hamilton has been slammed by fansCredit: Instagram 5A clip shows him doing doughnuts in an empty car parkCredit: Instagram 5Smoke could be seen coming from the gear stick at one pointCredit: Instagram
Hamilton captioned the post: “I only like to drive on track, but I make exceptions.”
Snapshots from the post appear to show Hamilton’s speedometer at almost 160km/h (99 mph) as he roared around the Tokyo Expressway whilst seemingly 60km/h over the speed limit.
Road traffic laws in Japan restrict cars to 100km/h (62mph) on divided national expressways and 60km/h (37mph) on other roads, unless otherwise stated.
The highest speed limit in the country is on some sections of the Shin-Tōmei Expressway and Tōhoku Expressway at 120km/h (75mph).
After completing several doughnuts in an empty car park smoke can be seen rising from inside the car’s gear stick as Hamilton laughs.
The racing star has come under fire from Japanese fans for posting the video, with road users in the country telling him his speed was “strictly prohibited”.
Another said: “Surprised to see him acting so recklessly on public roads.”
“There are shots of him doing two and a half times the speed limit.Most read in The US SunJUST LIKE US Kardashians fans say 'no judgement' as they spot $2 item at Thanksgiving mealROB'S RETURN Kardashian fans shocked as Rob resurfaces at family Thanksgiving partyKOURT IT OUT Kourtney disgusts fans with 'inappropriate' comment about Khloe's newborn sonSPEAKING OUT Missing tot's babysitter breaks silence on mom's arrest & shares new details
"It’s a very cool video, but probably wasn’t the best idea.”
But others suggested that the video was a coordinated stunt, with one saying: “Get over it, it’s just for fun.
“It was probably well choreographed for all we know - let the guy live.”
The iconic car, which has a top speed of 165mph, was used in the 2006 film The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift - starring Lucas Black.
The footage, shot by Hamilton’s personal photographer Timothy McGurr, 38, has gone viral online, racking up over 1.6 million likes.
In 2007, Hamilton, who holds the record for most race wins in Formula 1 history, was banned from driving in France for a month after cops clocked him doing 123mph.
Officers chased down the racer after he triggered a motorway speed trap in his £50,000 Mercedes CLK.
And in 2010 the Mercedes driver saw his car impounded by cops after he did burnouts on the streets of Melbourne.Read More on The SunGET TROLLEYED People are just realising how to unlock supermarket trolley without £1 coinspilling the tea Mike Tindall reveals secrets of staying over at the Palace on I'm A Celeb
The driver, who was knighted last year, apologised for the 2010 incident and admitted: “I was silly”.
Hamilton ended the F1 season sixth in the standings, with 2022 becoming the first year in the Stevenage-born star’s career where he has failed to win a race.5Footage also shows him driving down the Tokyo ExpresswayCredit: Instagram 5The F1 star captioned the post: 'I only like to drive on track, but I make exceptions'Credit: Instagram Topics
- Lewis Hamilton
Fans left in stitches as McKennie uses photographer BIB to dry his handsLive BlogAMERI-CANT
All the reaction after dominant USA hold England to drawLive BlogUSA 0 ENGLAND 0
USMNT earn draw against Three Lions leaving them needing to beat IranSTARS AND STRIFE
USA hold England to draw in World Cup to leave them needing win over IranFollow The SunServices
- Sign Up To The Sun
- About Us
- Editorial Complaints
- Clarifications and Corrections
- News Licensing
- Contact Us
- Help Hub
- Topic A-Z
- Cookie Settings
- Contact Preferences