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Op-Ed: Monkeypox and California’s State of Emergency

A lot of the news surrounding monkeypox reads something like, “Hey, don’t be alarmed, but we are in a state of emergency.” It can be tricky to read between the press conferences and media lines, but monkeypox is cause for concern and we need to be paying close attention because the numbers don’t lie. This is a disease that is highly disruptive and makes its victims’ lives miserable while infected.