Yale Study Offers Multiple Strategies for Containing Monkeypox
A new study from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) sets specific targets for containment and offers multiple strategies for limiting the spread of monkeypox using basic public-health tools of community detection, contact tracing, and vaccination.
As monkeypox cases rise, so do concerns about disparate access to care
Now a declared national emergency, monkeypox continues to spread in the U.S. with cases doubling in the past week. Concerns are growing over disparities in access to testing, vaccines and treatment for vulnerable communities. Gregg Gonsalves, an epidemiologist from the Yale School of Public Health, joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss.Source: PBS NewsHour
UN health agency chief declares monkeypox a global emergency
The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, a declaration that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines.Source: Associated Press
As monkeypox cases rise, US health officials are failing again
The United States is making the same mistake in its response to the monkeypox outbreak, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as it did with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, by not moving swiftly enough to expand testing and increase awareness.Source: The Boston Globe
Vaccine and Testing Delays for Monkeypox Echo Failures in Early Covid Response
The first monkeypox case in the United States was confirmed in mid-May. As the number of monkeypox cases reached 605 nationwide as of July 6, some public health experts saw echoes of Covid-19 in the government’s halting response.Source: Kaiser Health News
Monkeypox is spreading. We must move quickly, avoid past mistakes to protect LGBTQ people.
Public health officials are largely vaccinating individuals and close contacts among men who have sex with men. This could shift if the outbreak drags on and monkeypox makes inroads into new groups.Source: USA Today