LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency. But some experts say the WHO’s decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.
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late but: i do think they’re probably going to (eventually) regret not declaring this a global health emergency, even if currently it might not meet the technical standard. this does seem to have the makings of a significant health crisis we’re behind on, just like what happened with COVID-19, and while monkeypox isn’t as infectious or even as deadly, this is only going to add to the strain on healthcare systems already being caused by COVID and other stuff.

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monkeypox isn’t as infectious or even as deadly,

“The case fatality rate in these four African countries combined is 4.4%”

iirc og covid is 0.75% globally. Probably like 1% or so no treatment.

so afaik, monkeypox is 4.4x deadlier than og covid no treatment for both.

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