NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! San Diego County followed suit on Tuesday, two days after California Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a public health emergency due to monkeypox.
According to Dr. Wilma Wooten, the San Diego County health officer, the proclamation was issued owing to the scarcity of vaccines, the city’s dense population, and the viral illness’s widespread distribution over the world. Health officials, however, insisted that the outbreak was “fundamentally different” from the COVID-19 pandemic in their public statements.
According to the Times of San Diego , San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher stated that “the issue we face with monkeypox is essentially quite different.” “Although, as I have indicated, it is tenfold less contagious, we take it extremely seriously. More information is currently available. There is a vaccine at the beginning of it as well.”
Monkeypox outbreaks are currently disproportionately affecting our LGBTQ community, but we are aware that it can also spread to other populations, said Fletcher. “And it is absolutely crucial that we not stigmatize any person, that we not stigmatize any group of people, that we not slander anyone,” the statement continued.
San Diego health officials note that the public emergency with monkeypox is “fundamentally different” than the Covid-19 pandemic. ((AP Photo/Rick Bowmer))