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Public health leaders say Biden administration’s monkeypox response isn’t enough
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Public health leaders say Biden administration’s monkeypox response isn’t enough

CNN  —  The limited supply of monkeypox vaccines in the US has led to hours-long waits and lines that stretch for blocks, according to officials with state and local public health groups; some people with monkeypox symptoms have had to go without tests or treatments. And some have even crossed the border into Canada in search of help, the officials say. They, along with leaders of some national LGBTQ organizations, are frustrated and angry at the federal government for its “lack of urgency” about the ongoing outbreak. They say they feel abandoned by the government and want monkeypox to be declared a public health emergency now. “We are, once again, in a moment where a lack of u...
California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency | Health and Fitness
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California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency | Health and Fitness

By DON THOMPSON - Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step.Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts on where people can get treatment and vaccination.“We’ll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization," Newsom said in a statement announcing his declaration.The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, which can inc...
San Francisco and New York state declare health emergencies over monkeypox outbreak
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San Francisco and New York state declare health emergencies over monkeypox outbreak

The city of San Francisco and the state of New York on Thursday declared health emergencies over the monkeypox outbreak.Why it matters: The disease was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization last week.Details: The city of San Francisco declared a "local public health emergency" with the aim of creating more "flexibility" to increase testing and vaccine distribution, and "allow us to use all the resources in our power to contain the outbreak," California state Sen. Scott Wiener said in a statement. Wiener had called for the declaration.In New York state, health commissioner Mary Bassett declared the disease an "imminent threat to public health," News 12 reports. The declaration is retroactive, starting on June 1.What they're saying: In a post outlining the declarati...
Man Accused of Selling Bleach as COVID Cure Extradited to US
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Man Accused of Selling Bleach as COVID Cure Extradited to US

MIAMI (AP) — A man accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through his Florida-based church has been returned to the United States after being arrested in Colombia.Mark Grenon, 64, made his initial court appearance Thursday in Miami federal court following his recent extradition, according to court records. Grenon and his three adult sons were indicted last year on one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts each of criminal contempt.Grenon is the archbishop of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, based in Bradenton, Florida. The church manufactured, promoted and sold chlorine dioxide as a “Miracle Mineral Solution,” officials said. The Grenons claim the solution can cure a vast variety of illnesses ranging from cancer to autism to mala...
Rep. Ken Buck is trying to prevent Colorado from expanding health care access to undocumented residents
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Rep. Ken Buck is trying to prevent Colorado from expanding health care access to undocumented residents

Buck’s bill is in “direct response” to the approval of the waiver. “Instead of using section 1332 waivers as originally intended, to grant states flexibility to implement innovative health care solutions, Democrats are using the waiver program to make federally funded health insurance a reality for illegal aliens,” said Buck in a statement. “This is a slap in the face to American taxpayers who get up, go to work, and are fighting to survive amidst 9.1% Bidenflation.” Buck’s office did not make him available for an interview in time for this story. Polis and immigrant health experts say bills like Buck's just drive up costs in the long run A spokesman for Gov. Jared Polis said Buck’s bill would drive up insurance costs for Coloradans.  “The Colorado Option will save Coloradans ...