The Heat: COVID-19 & Monkeypox
COVID-19 cases are trending up again in the United States as concerns also grow about monkeypox. The death toll from COVID-19 in the U.S. passed the one-million mark earlier this month. And, as a reminder that the country still has a long way to go in battling the pandemic, there has been an uptick in the number of new cases and hospitalizations over the last few weeks. Could that worsen as Americans head into the summer months? And, how much of a global threat does the recent outbreak of monkeypox pose? Small numbers of cases have been confirmed now in more than 20 countries outside its endemic zone in Africa.
Dr. William Schaffner, Professor, Infectious Diseases in the Department of Public Health at Vanderbilt University
Peter Chin–Hong, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist , University of California, San Francisco
Ali Khan, Professor, Department of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dan Raviv is a journalist and columnist for Newsday