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The declaration comes nearly two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the virus an “emergency of international concern.” Federal officials report that a formal emergency declaration will allow the administration to expand testing and vaccine access.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra has said that HHS has already delivered more than 600,000 vaccines by partnering with local, state and tribal governments.
As of Thursday evening, Pennsylvania reported 173 cases of Monkeypox, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health also has a fact sheet with more information about the virus and who is eligible for a Monkeypox vaccine.
While a few states including New York, California and Illinois, have declared Monkeypox a public health emergency, Pennsylvania’s state health officials have not made any declarations.
From our partners at City & State PA: What is Gab? A look at the far-right social media platform backing Doug Mastriano.
Ariana Figueroa reports: Federal officials declare a public health emergency for monkeypox.
On our Commentary page this morning:
Patrick Beaty writes: Here’s what Mastriano won’t be doing on ‘day one.’
Fourth Pa. county adds to ballot dispute as candidate sues to quit, PennLive reports.
The Reading Eagle reports: Gov. Tom Wolf visits a Reading elementary school to celebrate historic state education funding.
From The Centre Daily Times: ‘We’re stewards of the land.’ PA Farm Bill helps Happy Valley 7-generation farm plan for its future.
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10 a.m.: Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission will meet at the City County Building in Pittsburgh.
And now you’re up to date.
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