Clout chasing has no bounds. A TikToker recently went on a McDonald’s run, which is no big deal except for the fact that he was admittedly sick with Monkeypox during his mission.
The rising number of monkeypox cases in the United States has prompted the Biden administration to declare a public health emergency. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra held a press conference to detail the government response and to state that they have secured close to 7 million doses of a vaccine to treat the virus.
It feels like America is in a “fresh out the frying pan into the fire” situation as the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to settle and another virus is starting to emerge.
A recent outbreak of monkeypox in 12 European nations along with cases in the U.S. and Australia and Isreal have caused some concern among health officials, but they stress that with vaccines and tracking that the spread could be minimal. They are concerned about initial reporting on the virus that carries homophobic and racial bias, stating that it harms medical responses to the outbreak.