Biden Names FEMA, CDC Officials to Lead Monkeypox Response

President Joe Biden on Tuesday appointed senior officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to coordinate the country’s monkeypox outbreak response.
The White House said FEMA’s Robert Fenton and the CDC’s Dr. Demetre Daskalakis as his deputy will coordinate strategies and operations to “combat the current monkeypox outbreak.”
This will include working to resolve vaccine supply and demand problems by “equitably increasing the availability of tests, vaccinations, and treatments.”
Fenton helped lead FEMA’s mass vaccination effort for COVID-19. Daskalakis runs the CDC’s HIV prevention division, is an expert in LGBT issues, and helped lead New York City’s COVID-19 response….

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