WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22: (LR) White House Press Secretary Karen-Jean-Pierre and COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha speak to reporters during a White House press conference on July 22, 2022 in Washington, DC.  The White House press office announced Thursday morning that US President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

White House COVID adviser addresses current threat level of monkeypox

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And the White House’s advisor on COVID-19, Dr Ashish Jha, has reassured Americans of that Monkeypox poses a ‘very small’ threat For the general population even when the World Health Organization (WHO) declares a state of emergency.

“No American has died of monkeypox in this outbreak,” Jha said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday”. “I don’t know globally – I think it’s a very small number – but no American has died of monkeypox, so the risk to the wider population is very small.”

The World Health Organization declared monkeypox virus It is now a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). General Manager Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday admitted that the level of transmission previously did not meet the standards, but has continued to grow since then.

More than 75 countries and territories have so far reported more than 16,000 cases, with five confirmed deaths.

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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 22: (LR) White House Press Secretary Karen-Jean-Pierre and COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha speak to reporters during a White House press conference on July 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. The White House press office announced Thursday morning that US President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Jha said he agreed to the call because many countries do not have the resources to deal with the outbreak while still grappling with issues related to COVID-19, but stressed that the United States is prepared and can deal with the virus, while maintaining risks. Low for Americans.

He said, “I support that.” “I think Dr. Tedros made the right call. We’re seeing monkeypox in many countries around the world, and a lot of them don’t — they really can’t manage it.”

“Here in the United States, We have just over 2000 casesHe continued, “We have greatly enhanced testing, greatly enhanced vaccinations.”

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FILE - This 1997 photograph provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during investigation of an outbreak of monkeypox, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, depicts the dorsal surfaces of the hands of a patient with monkeypox, who was showing the characteristic rash appearance during the recover.  The World Health Organization is holding an emergency committee meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2022, to consider for the second time in weeks whether a large-scale outbreak of monkeypox should be declared a global crisis.  (CDC via AP, file)

FILE – This 1997 photograph provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during investigation of an outbreak of monkeypox, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, depicts the dorsal surfaces of the hands of a patient with monkeypox, who was showing the characteristic rash appearance during the recover. The World Health Organization is holding an emergency committee meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2022, to consider for the second time in weeks whether a large-scale outbreak of monkeypox should be declared a global crisis. (CDC via AP, file)
(CDC via AP, file)

Jha advised that the United States would refrain from declaring its own state of emergency regarding monkeypox, explaining that any such decision would be based on “facts on the ground” and what the declaration would allow health and service officials to do.

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Jha has also focused over the past few days on President Biden’s infection with COVID-19assuring the public that White House medical workers and advisers have been transparent throughout the process — including revealing that officials have identified and traced 17 people who have come into contact with the president and may have been infected.

President Biden delivers notes virtually as he meets with his economic team to discuss lowering gas prices in the South Courtroom of the Executive Office Building on July 22, 2022.

President Biden delivers notes virtually as he meets with his economic team to discuss lowering gas prices in the South Courtroom of the Executive Office Building on July 22, 2022.
(Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“None of them showed a positive result,” Jha said. “Obviously they are all still following CDC protocols about concealment and testing but to this day, no one I know has tested positive.”

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Jha highlighted the fact that Biden received two doses of the vaccine and two booster shots, which he said resulted in him dealing with a “relatively mild” infection.

Fox News’ Julia Mosto contributed to this report.

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