Biden taps top officials from FEMA and CDC to coordinate fight against monkeypox outbreak

Posted on AllSides August 2nd, 2022
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President Joe Biden has chosen top officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead the nation’s fight against monkeypox.

Robert Fenton of FEMA will serve as the White House National Monkeypox Response Coordinator, and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis will be deputy coordinator, the White House said in a statement Tuesday.

The two officials will lead the administration’s strategy and operations to combat the current monkeypox outbreak, including increasing the availability of tests, vaccinations and treatments, the statement said.

The appointments come as the...

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