The ongoing monkeybox outbreak in the United States has now been declared a public health emergency. According to the Biden Administration, Thursday ‘s declaration will now allow the government to use federal resources in a more speedy manner. This also includes the production of the limited monkeypox vaccine in the country. The United States is collectively experiencing the world’s most significant monkeypox outbreak at this present moment in time. There are more than 6,000 registered infections across America at this time.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services the government says about 1.6m Americans right now at this time have been found to be at the highest risk for the once rare virus. However the government is only in possession of about 500,000 vaccines at this time. The Washington Post reports that the Department ‘s Xavier Becerra urged the most at risk to get vaccinated at this time.
“We’re 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,” Becerra said Thursday.