Bloomberg  |  August 4, 2022

Declaring a public health emergency declaration could be a major turning point in the US response, Lawrence Gostin, director of Georgetown University’s national and global health law institute, said on Thursday.

“The window for containing monkeypox is rapidly closing, but I think it is possible to contain the outbreak,” Gostin said. “But we need a revved-up response at the federal and state level. And that includes declaring a national emergency.”

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