(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: The United States government declared a state of emergency over the monkeypox virus just moments ago.
As the New York Post recounts:
“The Biden administration declared a health emergency over the growing monkeypox outbreak Thursday.
“The declaration allows the federal government to amp up its response to the virus without the usual regulatory barriers.”
In a conference call with reporters on Thursday afternoon, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said:
“I want to make an announcement today that I will be declaring a public health emergency.
“We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus.”
“We urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility and help us tackle this virus.”
According to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky:
“Importantly, this declaration will also help us continue to expand public health’s ability to expedite data sharing so that we can have comprehensive and timely data available to inform public health decisions.”
The Biden administration claims it has made 1.1 million doses of the monkeypox vaccine available, and 600,000 doses have already been administered.
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