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Biden Set To Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

At a glance

  • The Biden administration is set to declare the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency as soon as Thursday in an effort to raise awareness.
  • The declaration would come from Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, who is expected to discuss the plan at an afternoon briefing.
  • The virus is disproportionately sickening gay men and the World Health Organization has urged homosexuals to sleep with fewer men to slow transmission.



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