Rich countries are already hoarding monkeypox vaccines

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2022
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A total of 48 confirmed monkeypox cases have been identified in the US so far, as part of the first series of outbreaks of the virus to occur outside its endemic region of West and Central Africa.

Many more cases have emerged around the world—including 366 in the UK, 275 in Spain, and 209 in Portugal so far—and global health authorities are keeping track in order to avoid widespread contagion. Already, rich countries are ordering more vaccines than they’ll arguably need, taking a page from the covid response that left the world in a state...

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