CNN's Dr. Wen: 'It’s Time for the U.S. to Declare a State of Emergency' for Monkeypox

CNN's Dr. Wen: 'It’s Time for the U.S. to Declare a State of Emergency' for Monkeypox


Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” network medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen called on the United States to “declare a state of emergency” over the monkeypox outbreak.

Last week, the World Health Organization advised gay and bisexual men to reduce their number of sexual partners “for the moment” to prevent the spread of the virus.

Wen said declaring a state of emergency would “allow the Biden administration to appoint a monkeypox czar” and allow for more resources to be put into combatting the spread.

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“I do think it’s time for the U.S. to declare a state of emergency … because that will allow for a much better-coordinated response,” Wen outlined. “It will allow the Biden administration to appoint a monkeypox czar to oversee these efforts.

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