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US de­clares mon­key­pox a na­tion­al health emer­gency, as new drug­mak­ers con­sid­er en­ter­ing vac­cine race

Ris­ing mon­key­pox cas­es have put the US on high alert as it an­nounces a na­tion­al health emer­gency, which grants the gov­ern­ment more pow­er in its re­sponse.

The news comes as Bavar­i­an Nordic con­tin­ues to fill or­ders for its Jyn­neos vac­cine and oth­er com­pa­nies – in­clud­ing Mod­er­na – con­sid­er jump­ing in­to the vac­cine race. Mean­while, the New York Times re­ports that the US has al­lowed around 20 mil­lion dos­es of small­pox vac­cine in its stock­pile to ex­pire.

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