Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency over monkeypox

August 2, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday declared a state of emergency over monkeypox to help bolster the state’s vaccination efforts.

“California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox,” Newsom said. “We’ll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization.”

California and New York are epicenters for the virus. New York has reported nearly 1,500 cases of the virus while California has reported nearly 800. New York declared a state of emergency over the weekend.

California public health leaders have asked the federal government to make more vaccine doses available to the state. California has distributed more than 25,000 vaccine doses and will make additional allocations in the coming days and weeks.


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giblets56

One can only hope and pray for some sanity in our government. It’s a shame the people no longer have a say in who represents us. Reeks of Nazi Germany.


Rambunctious

Why not just tell people to take a break from casual sex with strangers for a period of time… it won’t kill ya….


Zoiebowie

Completely preventable. The government can’t stop your poor choices.


kettle

Completely preventable agreed, just like Polio that’s making a comeback because of anti vax idiots that don’t care they are darwining themselves.


Mike

How much is this costing California taxpayers?

Who is profiting from this declaration?


Jorge Estrada

With any luck, the vaccine will help with Donkey Pox too.


mullyman

The Donkey Pox virus exists now it’s in all the Politicians.