Former FDA commissioner: US ‘failed to contain’ monkeypox outbreak
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the United States has “failed to contain” the monkeypox outbreak.
- Gottlieb added that the rollout of vaccines was too slow and the window for control of the outbreak “probably has closed.”
- As of July 15, there have been more than 1,800 confirmed cases of monkeypox in nearly every U.S. state, according to the CDC.
Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CBS “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the United States has failed to contain the outbreak of monkeypox. He added that the nation is “at the cusp” of seeing the virus become endemic.
As of July 15, there are more than 1,800 monkeypox cases in the U.S. and more than 12,500 worldwide, according to CDC data.
“I think the window for getting control of this and containing it probably has closed, and if it hasn’t closed it’s certainly starting to close,” Gottlieb said.
“We’re probably detecting just a fraction of the actual cases because we had for a very long time a very narrow case definition on who got tested,” he added.
The health expert also said that “By and large, we’re looking in the community of men who have sex with men and STD clinics.”
Though they’re “finding cases there,” Gottlieb noted that there are cases outside that community.
“We’re not picking them up because we’re not looking there. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s thousands of cases right now,” he added.
Gottlieb referred to the previous mistakes with COVID-19 and had hoped not to commit the same mistakes. “Having a narrow case definition, not enough testing early enough, not providing a vaccine in an aggressive fashion. … While it’s not going to explode because it’s harder for the virus to spread, it will be persistent.”
Last month, New York City and Washington, D.C., started offering monkeypox vaccines, however, due to limited supplies, both quickly maxed out on appointments.
On Sunday, New York City opened three mass vaccination sites for monkeypox. NYC health commissioner Ashwin Vasan said at the opening of one of the sites Sunday that the city is “fighting two pandemics at once.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it has ordered an additional 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccines to help control the outbreak. The World Health Organization is set to meet this week to discuss if monkeypox should be declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) — its highest alert.
July 19, 2022 at 6:48 am
I know when the first few people came down with it A doctor said that if you have a a small pox vaccine it is about the same They know where this came from the same place the covid19 came from Same lab This more of China’s bullshit Xi I hope your sacred Dragon fly’s up your ass
July 19, 2022 at 7:06 am
Chalk it up as another Xiden failure. Remember when Xiden claimed that “if elected” he would cure cancer! Never heard a peep about cancer since he made that idiotic claim. What a selfish prick to only want to cure cancer if elected, he was the V.P. for 8 years and never even mentioned it then. Typical liar!! IMPEACH BOTH AND PELOSER TOO!!!
July 19, 2022 at 2:34 pm
150% with you on that!
July 19, 2022 at 7:08 am
Well, the spread of monkey pox is a good reason to permanently quarantine all homosexuals on Galapagus islands. At least the giant tortoises have some armor to protect themselves from blistering infections if they happen to bump into wandering infectious homosexuals. Better send a shipload of condoms along so they don’t give all the turtles aids. Good thing is, there’s no monkeys there to give homos any more nasty diseases. Aids came from monkeys too, or rather, it came from horney out of control african men that loved monkeys and it was spread all over the world by homosexuals and bisexuals.
July 19, 2022 at 7:30 am
Them islands are a good place for all the FDA officials that have swindled the world into believing the vaccines they’ve declared safe are safe to use on humans. Good place to experiment! It’s a good place for Fauci too!
July 19, 2022 at 7:16 am
Well, the spread of monkey pox is a good reason to permanently quarantine all homosexuals on Galapagus islands. At least the giant tortoises have some armor to protect themselves from blistering infections if they happen to bump into wandering infectious homosexuals. Better send a shipload of condoms along so they don’t give all the turtles aids. The good thing is that there are no monkeys there to give homos any more nasty diseases. Aids came from monkeys too, or rather, it came from horney out of control african men that loved monkeys, and it was spread all over the world by homosexuals and bisexuals.
July 19, 2022 at 8:16 am
Back in the early 1970s, aids was also isolated to homosexual men , but it was spread into the sane population through bisexuals. Homosexual Perverts and their disgusting diseases they carry need to be contained away from normal society. It’s not a vaccine that’s needed here, quarantine and nature will do a much better job!
July 19, 2022 at 8:00 am
Well its no surprise as the monkeys are running the things! Just look at the White House monkeys running loose! The ape in-chief!
July 19, 2022 at 6:48 pm
I agree 100%! What a bunch of monkeys. Elementary students could do a better job of running this country.
July 19, 2022 at 12:39 pm
It is just one prong of a multi prong attack on freedom loving people by the Cabal that wants to run the show
July 19, 2022 at 7:14 pm
This whole administration has failed at everything except getting mega rich off the American people with their scheme’s, theft, lies,
insider trading, cheating, pushing more “vaccinations “ poisons that do nothing except enslave the people.
Now a vaccine is needed to protect us from life(under democratic idiots)