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Sen. Burr Calls Biden Admin's Monkeypox Response 'Behind the Curve' in Letter to HHS

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2022
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Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the administration of President Joe Biden was "falling short" and "behind the curve" in how it is responding to the current monkeypox outbreak in the wake of what the country learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Despite the once in a century pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus, the U.S. response to an existing threat is falling short, failing to develop and issue a research plan to understand the threat and its characteristics, failing to rapidly engage the private sector to develop tests for the virus,...

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