California's monkeypox emergency

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a state of emergency over monkeypox to help acquire vaccinations and handle the epidemic.

California's emergency declaration follows New York's over the weekend. NYC and SF declared emergencies. California is working quickly to halt the spread of monkeypox, the governor said.

Using testing, contact tracing, and community relationships created during the COVID-19 epidemic, the state will target people most at risk for the illness, he added.

The virus' epicentres are New York and California. Monkeypox is most common among homosexual, bisexual, and other males who have sex with men.

Shortage of vaccines to limit illness spread. According to Newsom's administration, the state has gotten 61,000 doses of the vaccine from the feds. 

San Francisco Sen. Scott Wiener (D) applauded Newsom for declaring an emergency to assist counties deal to monkeypox. "The monkeypox epidemic is an emergency," Wiener added.

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