Posted by on August 5, 2022 11:09 am
Originally From: Pink News

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Monkeypox could become “endemic” if the British government doesn’t “get a grip” on the outbreak, LGBTQ+ groups from across the political spectrum have warned.

The LGBTQ+ groups of the Conservative Party, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Greens and Scottish National Party issued an impassioned plea to health secretary Steve Barclay on Friday (5 August).

They called on the government to move more aggressively to target monkeypox. While it appears too late to eradicate the virus, they urged the government not to let it become endemic.

After the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency, the groups asked the government to treat it as one.

“We are united as LGBT+ groups from across political parties in asking that the government treat the monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency,” the groups said in a letter


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