Among them, New York, California and Illinois have previously declared states of emergency for monkeypox outbreaks.
While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said that the designation of the monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency would help contain the outbreak before it spreads further, many experts dispute that – U.S. government It is repeating the mistakes of the ineffective response to the new crown epidemic. Data collection, testing and vaccines for monkeypox cases are lagging behind and confusing. Gonçalves, an expert in infectious disease and material policy modeling at Yale University, accused the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on social media that the vaccine, testing and treatment resources needed to exceed the monkeypox epidemic do not exist.
The New York Times reported on the 4th that there is currently a shortage of monkeypox vaccines across the United States, in part because the US health department failed to distribute the vaccine in bottles early. In New York City, appointments for the monkeypox vaccine are full. The U.S. federal government is distributing about 1.1 million doses of the monkeypox vaccine, while health officials estimate that around 3.5 million doses are needed to fight the monkeypox outbreak. The next batch of 500,000 doses is expected to be delivered in October. To make matters worse, the large number of vaccines ordered by the United States will not be received until 2023. In fact, there were some 20 million doses of monkeypox vaccine in the U.S. national stockpile, but these were not replenished when they expired, causing stocks to drop to almost zero.
According to a report by the “USA Today” news network on the 5th, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said recently that the monkeypox epidemic has constituted a “public health emergency of international concern”.