Governor Gavin Newsom may be willing to shut down California due to monkeypox. The governor issued a state of emergency to help expand immunization efforts as cases continue to rise statewide, according to KCRA.
In a press release, Governor Newsom said, “California is working urgently at all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox, leveraging our robust testing, tracing Find contacts and strengthen community partnerships during the pandemic to ensure that those most at risk are our focus on vaccines, treatment and outreach.”
State data shows there have been 786 confirmed cases of monkeypox in California. Governor Newsom seems to be trying to solve the problem and follow in the footsteps of his constituency. San Francisco Mayor London Breed also declared San Francisco’s state of emergency on July 27, effective from today. In a recent press release, Mayor, Breed said, “San Francisco has shown during COVID that early action is essential to protect public health. We know that this virus affects everyone equally – but we also know that people in our LGBTQ community are at higher risk right now. “
She concluded her speech by saying, “Many people in our LGBTQ community are scared and frustrated. This local emergency will allow us to continue to support our most at-risk people while being better prepared for what is to come. According to the CDC, this disease is spread in a number of ways. It can be spread to anyone through close, personal, frequent skin-to-skin contact, including:
direct contact with the rash, scabs, or body fluids of a person with monkeypox. In addition to touching objects, fabrics (clothes, bedding, or towels) and surfaces that have been used by people with monkeypox.
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