Wellness Wednesday: Language surrounding the monkeypox outbreak
Last month cases of monkeypox were confirmed worldwide. The majority of early cases occurred among gay and bisexual men. This recent outbreak has been portrayed in stigmatizing ways, echoing the panic associated with HIV/AIDS in the ‘80’s.
We’ll look at what monkeypox is and how the language associated with the transmission of the disease hurts communities based on race and sexuality.
- Dr. Andrew Lee, Prof. of Public Health at the University of Sheffield
- Dr. David Rosenberg, Director of University Hospitals’ Covid Recovery Clinic
- Dr. Rima Fawaz, Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist, Yale Medicine
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