Biden Administration Declares Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak
August 18, 2022
The Biden-Harris administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move they said would free emergency funding and improve the distribution of vaccines and treatments.
"We are 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 Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
He said the action would further strengthen and accelerate the Biden-Harris Administration's response in recognition of the continued rapid transmission of monk...