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News - August 5, 2022

Newsom declares monkeypox emergency

Proclamation allows California, local agencies to collaborate on outreach for vaccines, treatment

by Eli Walsh

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat the ongoing outbreak.

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Reporter Eli Walsh writes for the Bay City News Foundation.


Posted by Tim Miller
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 2, 2022 at 12:03 pm

Tim Miller is a registered user.

Monkeypox is the next serious epidemic though it has been primarily associated with the gay/bisexual community.

Like COVID, mass vaccinations may be necessary as monkeypox can be easily spread by surface contacts and aerosol transmission.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Aug 2, 2022 at 7:43 pm

Jennifer is a registered user.

Monkeypox has been associated with gay/bisexual men. It's a very rare disease, and there is a different risk level. According to the chart I just read, 0.4% of cases are female. I'll leave it at that...

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2022 at 12:34 pm

Bystander is a registered user.

Why is there no mention of social distancing, staying at home, isolating from others, and personal hygiene? If this is really a state of emergency, shouldn't there be cries for a change in lifestyle as there was with Covid?

Posted by Bobbie Jenkins
a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 14, 2022 at 12:32 pm

Bobbie Jenkins is a registered user.

What constitutes a state emergency?

Is it similar to the COVID outbreak?

Unlike CA Governor Newsom, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has refused to declare such an emergency stating that it only raises false fears.

Lastly, 98% of the 11,000 monkeypox cases currently reported involve gay men and our pastor said that only homosexual men should be taking the necessary precautions to curtail the spread of this disease via vaccinations and abstinence.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 15, 2022 at 1:54 pm

Anonymous is a registered user.

Latest thing is WHO will change the name of this contagious illness to avoid some sort of stigma. Great, way to go, confusing millions.

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