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The Biden administration is gambling that a little-studied vaccine can stop monkeypox

The Biden administration is gambling that a little-studied vaccine can stop monkeypox

Many scientists support the effort, saying the benefit of getting vaccinated outweighs the risk. And as the vaccination campaign has gained steam this summer, the number of new cases appears to be slowing. But the long list of unknowns is daunting. “We don’t know exactly how effective this vaccine is in the real world,” said …

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Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, and some have called on the government to declare a national emergency without delay. Since the first US monkeypox case was identified in mid-May, more than 6,600 probable …

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Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, and some have called on the government to declare a national emergency without delay. Since the first US monkeypox case was identified in mid-May, more than 6,600 probable …

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U.S. may need $7 billion for monkeypox, Biden administration estimates

U.S. may need $7 billion for monkeypox, Biden administration estimates

Comment on this story Comment The Biden administration privately estimated to Congress this month that it may need nearly $7 billion to mount a response to the nation’s monkeypox outbreak that matches “the scope and urgency of the current situation.” The funding estimate, the details of which were contained in a memo addressed to President …

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Biden administration weighs declaring monkeypox a health emergency

Biden administration weighs declaring monkeypox a health emergency

Comment on this story Comment The Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the nation’s monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency and also plans to name a White House coordinator to oversee the response as officials attempt to keep the virus from becoming entrenched in the United States. White House and health agency leaders deliberated …

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Lawmakers step up pressure on administration over monkeypox

Lawmakers step up pressure on administration over monkeypox

Congressional leaders have begun raising the heat on the Biden administration over monkeypox, demanding to know what its plan is for handling the outbreak as cases continue to rise and treatments still remain out of reach for many who are affected. Top-ranking members in the House and Senate, on both sides of the aisle, have …

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Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

A Northwell Health staff member holds the monkeypox vaccine, at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkey pox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbone | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House …

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Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

Biden administration considering public health emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

A Northwell Health staff member holds the monkeypox vaccine, at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkey pox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbone | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House …

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