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We Can Prevent Another Summer mPox Outbreak

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
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Queer people’s behavior squashed the U.S. mpox outbreak in 2022. We shouldn’t have to rely on that to stop future outbreaks here or abroad In May 2022, when the spread of mpox virus began to be reported outside of Central Africa for the first time, queer health advocates imagined it would become a clear demonstration of a successful emergency response. Because of the similarity between mpox and smallpox, the U.S. government had not only already developed and tested effective diagnostics, a treatment (the antiviral drug TPOXX) and a vaccine but...

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