Waking up to monkeypox

@article{Nakoun2022WakingUT,
  title={Waking up to monkeypox},
  author={Emmanuel Nakoun{\'e} and Piero Olliaro},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2022},
  volume={377}
}
It is frustrating to see the samepattern repeating itself again. Attention is only paid when certain diseases hit high-income countries—exemplifying our collective failure to properly address “epidemic preparedness” and “global health,”—though they are nominally on top of our agenda with the covid-19 pandemic. It also illustrates the double standard applied to how people’s health is valued between wealthy countries and the rest of the world. 

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