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Two San Francisco politicians have criticized the Biden administration’s response to the American monkey disease.
In a joint statement, Senator Scott Weiner and MP Matt Honey wrote that the federal government has something else. “The decline of public health.”
“Monkey disease is a growing public health issue in our community. Although the virus can infect anyone, it is particularly harmful to homosexuals and two sexes. There is little time to control and control the epidemic and prevent the spread of the disease,” the couple said. .
“The good news is that we have an effective vaccine against monkeys,” he said. “The bad news is that the federal government is once again suffering from public health problems, as it has not been able to order enough vaccines to prepare for this epidemic.”
The chairman of the Senate, who represents the 17th District of California, and Hon.
When experts warn that anyone can be infected, most new cases have been reported in homosexuals or bisexual men.
In Europe, where a case has been reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said that monkeys could be infected in May.
Since then, the UN Health Agency has reported more than 6,000 cases in nearly 60 countries around the world.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that 791 are certified. Monkey virus and orthopoxvirus cases In the US
In response, the Biden administration ordered a dose of the drug. Vaccination of Bavarian Nordic Jynneos.
On Thursday, it announced that an additional 144,000 monkeys would be vaccinated in the states and provinces.
In early July – following the June Pride events – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ordered an additional 2.5 million doses.
However, slow testing and a lack of supply have hampered the ability to monitor case counts, and The New York Times Number of monkey diseases in the US It can be very high.
In addition, due to the traditional spread of monkey disease, patients experience only a few genital herpes.
Monkey pox is highly prevalent in California and New York.
New York City’s online immunization schedule was broken last week and doses were not widely distributed.
Issues have also risen in the Bay Area and throughout the Golden State, but community and LGBTIIA + leaders say the lack of immunizations is exacerbating the situation.
Of San Francisco AIDS Foundation According to SFGate, only 60 Jynneos were received.
“The federal government should dramatically increase the supply of the vaccine and distribute it to the affected communities as soon as possible,” said Weiner and Honey.
“We don’t have time to save. It is completely unacceptable for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other community clinics to accept very few doses,” he said. “We need adequate vaccines to make it accessible to all vulnerable people.”