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    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 PoliceThursday’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...
    WASHINGTON —  The Biden administration on Thursday declared the outbreak of monkeypox a national public health emergency in an effort to raise awareness and accelerate efforts to combat it. “We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus,” said Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, during a briefing with officials and the media. The move, which has been under consideration for several weeks, will allow federal agencies to direct more funding toward developing and testing vaccines and other drugs, unlock emergency funding reserves and enable the hiring of additional workers to help manage the outbreak. But the administration, Becerra said, is holding off for now on a second emergency order that would help fast-track other potential treatments and vaccines, which under such a declaration would no longer have to go through the usual federal reviews. Currently, the government is reportedly under-supplied in its stockpile of Jynneos, the only monkeypox vaccine...
    People protest during a rally calling for more government action to combat the spread of monkeypox at Foley Square on July 21, 2022 in New York City.Jeenah Moon | Getty Images The Biden administration is declaring monkeypox a public health emergency as the U.S. outbreak has grown into the largest in the world, the nation's top health official said Thursday. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra's emergency declaration will help mobilize more resources to fight the outbreak, which has spread swiftly since health authorities in Boston confirmed the first U.S. case in May. The last time the U.S. declared a public health emergency was in response to Covid-19 in January 2020. The U.S. has confirmed more than 6,600 cases of monkeypox in 48 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico as of Thursday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The real number of infections is likely higher than the official data because patients can only get tested after they develop a rash, which can take a week or more after the initial exposure to the virus. "In...
    Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency on Thursday as cases continued to spread rapidly across the country including in California at a faster rate than earlier outbreaks of the disease. “We are prepared to take our response to the next level,” Becerra said. A Public Health Emergency declaration frees up more funding for fighting a disease and makes it easier to gather data and coordinate a response. The CDC reports more than 6,600 U.S. monkeypox cases. New York has the most, at more than 1,600, followed by California, with more than 800. Texas, Florida, Illinois and Georgia have more than 500 each. Monkeypox, so named because it first was seen in research monkeys, is a cousin of the deadlier scourge smallpox. That disease was eliminated in Europe and North America in the early 1950s and thanks to a global vaccination effort, was declared eradicated in 1980. The monkeypox in the current outbreak is rarely fatal, and those infected usually recover within weeks. But the lesions and blisters caused by the virus...
    (CNN) — The Biden administration on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US. The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. READ MORE: A 'Daunting' Job: Detroit Police Comb Landfill For Zion Foster's BodyThe administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, and some have called on the government to declare a national emergency without delay. Politico was first to report on the expected declaration. Since the first US monkeypox case was identified in mid-May, more than 6,600 probable or confirmed cases have been detected in the United States. Cases have been identified in every state except Montana and Wyoming. The declaration follows the World Health Organization announcement last month that monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern. WHO defines a public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC, as “an extraordinary event” that constitutes a “public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease” and “to potentially require a coordinated international response.” Some cities and states, including...
    The Biden administration will tap into public health emergency powers to speed up the distribution of vaccines for monkeypox and improve testing capacity. The decision to declare monkeypox a public health emergency allows the administration expanded powers to deal with the disease, such as the ability to contract with private companies, such as vaccine distributors, in order to speed up the deployment of the nation's supply of shots. It also gives federal health authorities greater access to state data to monitor the outbreak. HIGHLY POTENT MARIJUANA TIED TO WORSE MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES “We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said. The administration has been criticized for stumbling early on in addressing the unusual spread of monkeypox, first in Europe and then throughout the United States starting in mid-May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the total number of cases in the...
    THE Biden Administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency as the US struggles to contain the virus. The White House's move comes after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency as cases worldwide exceeded 25,000. 1The Biden Administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergencyCredit: Getty Images - Getty The announcement follows similar decisions health officials in New York, California and Illinois have taken. US health officials have been scrambling to find a way to boost access to monkeypox treatments and vaccines due to a limited supply of Junennos - the only vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Federal officials have identified over 1million people as high risk for monkeypox, but the US has only received enough Jyennos doses to fully cover about 550,000 people. More than 6,600 cases have been confirmed in the US since the first case was detected on May 17. New York has been struck the hardest with 1666 confirmed cases, followed by California with 826, Illinois with 547, and Florida with 525. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online....
    Share this: Officials in New York City declared a public health emergency due to the spread of the monkeypox virus Saturday, calling the city “the epicenter” of the outbreak. The announcement Saturday by Mayor Eric Adams and health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan said as many as 150,000 city residents could be at risk of infection. The declaration will allow officials to issue emergency orders under the city health code and amend code provisions to implement measures to help slow the spread. In the last two days, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state disaster emergency declaration and the state health department called monkeypox an “imminent threat to public health.”
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson jokingly announced plans to rename monkeypox 'schlong COVID' after a woke official deemed the existing moniker racist.  Carlson announced the results of a Twitter poll on his Fox News show Thursday night, saying: 'So, monkeypox is about the coolest name ever for a disease. 'But they are changing the name because racism or something.' 'So, we had a vote,' Carlson then said: 'There was no ballot harvesting. You can trust our counting. And the new name for monkeypox is now officially – and we’re declaring it – schlong COVID. That won our audience election result with about 40% of the vote. So, let Rochelle Walensky at the CDC know.' Walensky is the director of the CDC, and one of the most public health officials in the United States' The term 'schlong COVID' appears to be a reference to the fact that around 95 per cent of people so-far infected by COVID have been gay men.    Carlson's Twitter poll had more than 26,000 votes, with schlong COVID the favorite among 39 per cent of respondents. Midterm...
    A Thursday Medium post from San Francisco Mayor London Breed said that "with 261 diagnosed cases of monkeypox, San Francisco has more cases than most states and is one of the epicenters of this virus. The post also noted that, "right now there is an increased risk for exposure in our LGBTQ community, which is accounting for nearly 90% of cases in San Francisco." The post explained that the "Local Health Emergency goes into effect on August 1st, and must be adopted by the Board of Supervisors within a week." The San Francisco government website states that "On July 28, 2022, SFDPH reported an additional 20 monkeypox cases, bringing the total number of cases in San Francisco residents to 281. These include both probable cases, as well as cases that are confirmed as monkeypox through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
    (CNN) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The decision was announced Saturday morning after WHO convened its second emergency committee on the issue on Thursday. READ MORE: Fires Break Out In The Sacramento Area“I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Saturday morning. Tedros said while the committee was unable to reach a consensus, he came to the decision after considering the five elements required on deciding whether an outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. He added that while he was declaring monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern, “For the moment this is an outbreak that’s concentrated among men who have sex with men, especially those who have multiple partners, that means that this is an outbreak that can be stopped with the right strategies in the right right groups.” WHO initially stopped short of declaring the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern after its...
    (CNN) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The decision was announced Saturday morning after WHO convened its second emergency committee on the issue on Thursday. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Excessive Heat Warning Issued For Parts Of Delaware Valley“I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Saturday morning. Tedros said while the committee was unable to reach a consensus, he came to the decision after considering the five elements required on deciding whether an outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. He added that while he was declaring monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern, “For the moment this is an outbreak that’s concentrated among men who have sex with men, especially those who have multiple partners, that means that this is an outbreak that can be stopped with the right strategies in the right right groups.” WHO initially stopped short of declaring the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of...
    The World Health Organization on Saturday formally classified monkeypox as a "public health emergency of international concern," warning that the viral disease is spreading rapidly across the globe. The WHO's decision came after a panel of advisers failed to reach a consensus position on whether monkeypox constitutes a global health emergency. Saturday's move marks the second time in two years that the WHO has issued such an international health emergency declaration. "WHO's assessment is that the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and in all regions except in the European region, where we assess the risk as high," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters Saturday. "There is also a clear risk of further international spread, although the risk of interference with international traffic remains low for the moment." "So in short, we have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little, and which meets the criteria in the International Health Regulations," he said. "For all of these reasons, I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents...
    (CNN)The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The decision was announced Saturday morning after WHO convened its second emergency committee on the issue on Thursday.
    The World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak a global public health emergency. The declaration marks the second time the WHO has activated its highest public health alert in the last two years, with the first instance being used to alert global citizens to the threat of COVID-19 which ravaged the international community. OFFICIALS OUTLINE LATEST STEPS TO FIGHT MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK “We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little, and which meets the criteria” for a public health emergency, Tedros Ghebreyesus, director of the WHO, told reporters, per the New York Times. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER This is a breaking story and will be updated. Monkeypox News World Health Organization pandemic
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