The Washington Post
White House says U.S. can contain monkeypox
Monkeypox “can be contained” in the United States, with the goal of eventually eliminating the illness as testing and vaccinations ramp up, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator said Sunday.
Ashish Jha repeated that, with more than 2,000 cases nationwide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is weighing whether to declare monkeypox a public health emergency. The head of the World Health Organization declared the global outbreak a public health emergency of international concern Saturday.
“Monkeypox can be contained, absolutely,” through testing and vaccines, Jha told CBS’S “Face the Nation” on Sunday.