The New Republic  |  July 28, 2022

The fact that monkeypox is spreading in the community of men who have sex with men (often abbreviated as MSM) means we know who needs and deserves priority care right now. It also means that we have a chance to make sure monkeypox never gets elsewhere. We can do that by directing resources—including vaccines, treatments, preventative advice, and isolation support—to people currently suffering from this disease and attempting to stop the spread. “Whether this morphs into something different doesn’t necessarily inform what we should be doing today,” Jeffrey Crowley, director of the Infectious Diseases Initiative at Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute, told me.

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