Andy Stone is one of the lucky ones. A New York City resident saw it. Twitter Says a local AIDS advocate. On that day in a Clinic in Manhattan. Ston, 35, and his wife made an online appointment and were shot last month.
“I want to do what I can to protect myself and others,” said Stone, a marketing consultant in Brooklyn who advised the doctor to get the vaccine as soon as possible.
Hundreds of men who appeared without an appointment and Letter to State Officials Urgently requesting additional immunizations.They were unlucky that day near the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic. Eric Butcher, a member of the New York City Council, said the 200 bullets went fast and many people went back. He said he found nothing when people tried to make online appointments for several days.
The first monkey disease in the United States was confirmed in mid-May. Such as the number of monkey diseases Reached 605 Since July 6, some public health professionals have seen the echo. Government response.
“Six weeks have passed, and we are still having problems with the diagnosis and the supply of vaccines,” he said. Gregg GonsalvesAssociate Professor of Epidemiology at Yale Public School. “Right now, the prospect of a cap is rapidly declining.”
Not a copy. Kovid killed. But no one has died of monkey disease in the United States . People do not get monkey disease by simply entering a room and breathing in the same air as an infected person.
A monkey family member with smallpox causes the virus as usual Painful, pimple-like wounds With fever and swelling on people’s face, hands, feet, chest, or genitals. Until the wounds were healed; People can infect others By contact in person or by touching objects such as bedding With rash. Humans generally recover from monkeys in two to four weeks.
The most common infections reported so far are in men who have sex with men, and most cases are in Europe. But as the World Health Organization reports on July 1, issues are emerging among other groups – in some cases between family members, heterosexuals and children. up to 10% of patients were hospitalizedAccording to the World Health Organization.
twoTo protect people from monkeys, Jynneos and ACAM2000. Federal authorities are focusing on offering Jynneos, which is given in two doses at 28 days, because of its minor side effects and the fact that ACAM2000 may not be given to people with immune deficiencies. The federal government has so far distributed more than 800 ACAM2000 vaccines.
At present, the distribution of the vaccine is not easy, and frontline health care providers say they need more.
Federal officials announced in recent days Three-dimensional response Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during vaccination campaigns, including the widespread deployment of vaccines, easy access to tests, and educating the public and providers about the disease and the promotion of vaccines among the most vulnerable, especially in the LGBT + community.
“Most monkeys are at low risk for most Americans, but we are doing our best to vaccinate people who are at high risk of contracting the virus,” said Xavier Becerra, secretary of health and human services. “This new strategy will enable us to increase the current supply of vaccines and reach those most vulnerable to the current epidemic.”
Initially, the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people be vaccinated only if they were exposed to monkeys. Of A federal directive has been developed For large groups, including men who have recently had multiple sexual encounters with monkeys.
On July 1, he said he had CDC. Bought an additional amount On July 6, the federal government announced that it had distributed 41,520 “patient courses” to a total of 4 million doses of the drug, developed by the Bavarian Nordic A.S. Vaccination to 42 regions.
New York City received its first 1,000 shots at a Chelsea clinic, but two weeks later did not receive any more. At the end of June in Washington, DC, about 300 immunization appointments were announced within minutes. In Los Angeles, since July 1, 800 doses of the vaccine have been distributed to people in close contact with infected people. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department said in a news release that as the vaccine supply increases, more doses will be given to high-risk groups.
At the beginning of July, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene approved about 6,000 additional vaccines, which are available at two city clinics. A Software problem But he stopped trying to make an appointment. It is scheduled to resume next week. Department of Urban Health Twitter feed He reported frustrated residents’ efforts to stop and go to get vaccinations and make appointments.
“We sincerely apologize for the technical problem with @medrite_ near our monkey vaccination appointment today.” Posted on Twitter. “We promise to do better in the coming days and weeks,” said New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan.
The city is registered 141 Suspected cases Monkey disease, officials said.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. At three clinics in New York City, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center serves 20,000 primarily LGBTQ + patients, many of whom are eager for the vaccine, officials said.
“We are introducing vaccines and working closely with patients for access,” said Anthony Forttenberry, nursing officer at Callen-Lorde. But now there is a very small amount of vaccine, and it is much less than needed. The health center said 15 monkeys had contracted the disease so far this week, with 15 cases reported.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services did not respond to requests for immunization or immunization information.
Epidemiologists say the rapid pace of the disease is hampering the country’s efforts to control the disease. Without extensive investigation and contact search, the extent of the epidemic is unclear.
“Right now, we have no idea if it’s snowing,” said Jennifer Nuzo, an epidemiologist at Brown University School of Public Health.
So far, monkey disease testing is available on a public health laboratory network and requires a serious process. Many doctors do not knowAccording to some critics. “If you are an average clinic, you may not have sent a sample to a public health laboratory,” he said. Dr. James LawlerDirector of International Programs and Innovations for the International Center for Health Safety at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Part of the expanded effort announced by federal authorities Five large commercial laboratories It will start testing this month, and will increase dramatically.
System upgrades now provide some comfort to those at risk.
Charles Rockwell said he had nightmares about monkey pox. “I’m very worried. I work in a gay bar,” said a Manhattan resident. “I’m always around a lot of people.” Rockhill is a bartender in Greenwich Village. Stonewall InnOf In 1969, gay pride was considered the birthplace. He has been looking for monkey prevention appointments. Unable to get vaccinated, he often wears gloves at work and washes his hands frequently. In his personal life, he is also on the wrong side.
“I’m trying to make the best decision for myself and I hope I don’t get infected,” he said.
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