Monkeypox Emergency: The U.S. Do Not Have Enough Vaccine Doses, Warns CDC Director

Monkeypox Emergency: The U.S. Do Not Have Enough Vaccine Doses, Warns CDC Director
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated during a press conference on Friday that they don’t currently have all the vaccination that they would want at this time. There is no way of knowing when the supply bottleneck will alleviate. On Friday, the federal government made 131,000 more doses accessible to states and other authorities. Though diagnostic screening has been sluggish and restricted, the outbreak’s true scale is still unknown.

Dr. Walensky predicts that the number of cases, which have largely affected males who have engaged in intercourse with other men, will grow to about 1,500 in the following weeks. Across 65 nations, more than 11,000 cases have been documented. A further 2.5 million doses of the Jynneos vaccine were ordered by the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, but they are not expected until next year.

Officials have said that the already ordered 2.5 million medicines will begin arriving in the latter part of this year. they claimed. Some of the same difficulties that hampered the early months of the Covid-19 epidemic have been cited as a reason for the sluggish and ineffective response to the current outbreak in the  United States.

Testing

Monkeypox testing was initially quite restricted, and each diagnosis had to be validated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which may have enabled the virus to spread uncontrolled. Five commercial testing businesses have joined up with the CDC to increase national testing capacity to 70,000 samples per week from the initial 6,000 samples per week during the epidemic.

Experts, on the other hand, have urged health authorities to conduct more aggressive monitoring of the illness. To prevent the virus from spreading, health officials should reach out to the community and provide testing in places where males who have sex with other males gather, including homeless shelters.


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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