Biden to name FEMA, CDC officials to lead U.S. monkeypox response -AP

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(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is set to name top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to head the response to monkeypox, the Associated Press reported on Monday. Robert Fenton, acting administrator at FEMA who helped lead mass vaccination effort for COVID-19 in February 2021, will serve as the White House coordinator to head the monkeypox response. Fenton’s deputy will be Demetre Daskalakis, the director of the CDC’s HIV prevention division, the news agency reported. The duo will coordinate on “strategy an…

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