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Declaring Monkeypox A Global Health Emergency Is A Preventative Step—Not A Reason For Panic

On July 23, 2022, the director-general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. “This decision by the WHO, though it may sound ominous, is not a sign of bad things to come. Rather, it is a way to prevent monkeypox from becoming a global crisis,” Global health expert Kathryn H. Jacobsen writes, who doesn’t think most people should worry about monkeypox.

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U.S. Blood Supply At 10-Year Low Heading Into Year 3 of Pandemic

In January 2022, the American Red Cross declared its first-ever national blood crisis. A joint statement by the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association said that the “severity and duration of this shortage could significantly jeopardize the ability of health care providers to meet the many urgent needs of our patients and communities.”

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