Monkeypox Outbreak Ravaging Homosexual Population - CA Senator Compares to Early Days of AIDS

Jack Davis

As comparisons are made to the early days of the AIDS epidemic, San Francisco Mayor London Breed last week announced a state of emergency in the city due to the spread of monkeypox. The state of emergency takes effect Monday.

"San Francisco showed during COVID that early action is essential for protecting public health," Breed said in a news release on her website.

"We know that this virus impacts everyone equally -- but we also know that those in our LGBTQ community are at greater risk right now. Many people in our LGBTQ community are scared and frustrated. This local emergency will allow us to continue to support our most at-risk, while also better preparing for what's to come."

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