Sunday July 24, 2022
I am sure the whole world is capable of dealing with any new virus after dealing with COVID-19, one of the deadliest viruses of the modern days. Itâ€™s time to act according to the directions of the World Health Organisation regarding the latest virus monkeypox (â€œWHO declares monkeypox a global emergency,â€ July 23, Rlixa website).
The world should take monkeypox seriously now as the World Health Organisation said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an â€œextraordinaryâ€ situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration on Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines.
The fight against the COVID-19 is in its final stages. The world has achieved success in the fight against coronavirus, produced COVID-19 vaccines and made sure people will be vaccinated with complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak could spill over into more countries and requires a coordinated global response. WHO previously declared emergencies for public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak, the Zika virus in Latin America in 2016 and the ongoing effort to eradicate polio. I am sure, once again we will act against the monkeypox globally and save the world.