The U.S. May Be Losing the Fight Against Monkeypox, Scientists Say

Longstanding weaknesses in the public health system are giving the virus a chance to become entrenched.

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Hasnain says:

“Public health in the United States generally is woefully underfunded and understaffed, said Janet Hamilton, executive director of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

Although Covid brought more money into public health coffers, those funds cannot be used for anything else. “We cannot function at the level I think that the public needs and expects us to if we’re going to always be so categorically funded,” she said. “We’re not learning this lesson for the first time.””

Posted on 2022-07-12T17:07:32+0000