The monkeypox epidemic, despite all the efforts of health authorities in different countries, continues to spread across the planet. Including the USA. As you know, this disease has taken root among gay men, and the time to stop the spread of the virus among the population of the United States is running out, according to the influential American publication Politico.
As of August 12, 10,768 cases have already been confirmed in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. A number of steps have been taken to contain the spread of the virus and vaccinate the 1.5 million people that authorities estimate are most at risk. As of the end of July, 99% of US cases were among men and 94% among men who had sex with men.
According to experts interviewed by journalists, the authorities' measures to combat the epidemic are insufficient, and therefore the disease was able to reach a new level.
Early testing protocols are practically non-existent, the vaccine is slowly spreading, there is no funding from the federal center of states and local governments, and there is no communication with the communities most affected by the virus.
Epidemiologists, public health officials and doctors now fear the government will fail to eradicate the disease in the male gay sex community and warn that time is running out to stop the virus from spreading more widely to the US population.
“We simply don’t have the public health infrastructure to eliminate this disease” said Jay Varma, director of the Cornell Pandemic Prevention Center, “If we can’t eradicate syphilis, which is a disease that can be easily treated with a penicillin injection, I find it very hard to believe ”that we can control monkeypox”.