The story of monkeypox in the US is disappointing to experts as a repeat of the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The trend reports with reference to Xinhua.
Monkeypox was thought to be different because it was much harder to transmit, treatments and vaccines were already available, much was known about the virus first described in 1958, and so many lessons had been learned from COVID-19, the report said.
“However, the United States now has the world’s largest monkeypox outbreak,” with nearly 9,000 Americans reported infected as of Monday.
“And those are just the known cases. No one knows the full extent of the outbreak in America,” the report said, quoting Lawrence Guest, a university professor and expert on global health law at Georgetown University, who said “it’s déjà vu all over again. We are really flying in the dark.”