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Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

Update: 2022-08-082
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The Department of Health and Human Services' declaration Thursday means the federal government can use additional resources in trying to combat the spread of monkeypox, of which there are more than 7,500 cases in the United States. But, what exactly is monkeypox, and who is most at risk of contracting it? And with vaccination rollouts moving slowly, is there a concern the country has not fully learned from mistakes made in the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic?

This episode: White House correspondents Asma Khalid and Franco Ordoñez, and science correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff.

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Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

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