Health Affairs September 26, 2022
Zachary E. Wortman, Susan M. Kansagra, Elizabeth C. Tilson, Zack Moore, Debra C. Farrington, Kody H. Kinsley

Since the US Department of Health and Human Services declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, case counts continue to rise, and inequities are becoming clearer in both who is getting the virus and who is getting vaccinated.

Since the outbreak began, the disparate impact on men who have sex with men (MSM) was known. Now, data show significant racial and ethnic disparities layered onto the disparate impact monkeypox is having on gay and bisexual men. Nationally as of the week of September 3, 67 percent of monkeypox cases are in Black and Hispanic men. However, the early data on monkeypox vaccination show most vaccines going to White men. In North Carolina as of September 7, 67 percent of cases are in Black...

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