‘Nobody’s acting like this is an emergency’: Act Up veteran Peter Staley

Blockquote ‘Nobody’s acting like this is an emergency’: Act Up veteran Peter Staley condemns US monkeypox response

You got to basically take a pillow and try to snuff out that epidemic right upfront"

“The most important response during any new epidemic is right upfront in the first weeks or months, or for something that spreads slowly like Aids, in the first few years,” says Staley. “You got to basically take a pillow and try to snuff out that epidemic right upfront so that you’re not dealing with something that’s huge within a few weeks or a few months or a few years.” But officials have fumbled that opportunity, he says.

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