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In California, Newsom Latest to Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergency

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At a glance

  • Newsom declared public health state of emergency Monday in response to virus’s rapid spread.
  • Declaration will allow more health workers, such as EMTs and paramedics, to administer vaccines.
  • “California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox,” Democrat governor said.
  • Despite such efforts, Newsom’s declaration won’t improve national vaccine shortage.

 

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