Science Magazine  |  July 23, 2022

“I find this baffling,” says Lawrence Gostin, who specializes in global health policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He says it’s “crystal clear” that the monkeypox outbreak meets all of the criteria for a PHEIC outlined in the International Health Regulations governing WHO members, including the risk of spread to other countries and the need for international coordination. Moreover, “the window for containing monkeypox outside of endemic areas in Central and West Africa is rapidly closing, if it’s not already closed,” Gostin says.

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