The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in New York City increased by more than half during the previous five days. Lines for immunizations stretch for blocks.
As of July 18, 618 people had tested positive for orthopoxvirus in New York City, and all of them were likely to have monkeypox. This is higher than the previous count of 336 cases reported on July 13th.
“Supply of vaccines is still low,” officials reported. “NYC is only receiving a small amount of doses from the federal government. We are doing everything possible to make them available to New Yorkers as soon as possible.”
There are no openings available right now, according to authorities. “As we receive more inventory, we’ll make additional appointments available.”
People were still lined up for blocks in anticipation of less than 1,400 doses of monkeypox vaccine on Sunday, according to independent journalist Karen Yi.
On Monday, gay men in San Francisco rallied against the federal government’s “inability” to provide enough monkeypox vaccinations to avoid a major epidemic, according to Breitbart News’ Joel B. Pollak.
“When Joe Biden ran for president in 2020, he criticized the Trump administration for what he termed a failed approach to the coronavirus epidemic. They claimed that Trump had disregarded a pandemic “playbook” that the last administration had left behind.”
However, according to Breitbart News, which appeared to be the only one that actually read the so-called “playbook,” said it was significantly less than advertised, with just a few pages dedicated to an international pandemic and mostly summarizing other papers.
Protesters in San Francisco are worried about the Biden administration failing to supply enough vaccines to prevent monkeypox from becoming an epidemic. A vaccine was created in 2019, but it was “ignored.”
The CDC says that demand for the vaccine now outpaces supply, according to Politico.
“I’d want to recognize that at this time, demand for vaccines from governments is greater than our present supply, and we all know how pained people are feeling about it,” Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, said during a press briefing on Friday. “We expect an increase in cases in the next few weeks.”