Dr. Tan speaks with the Toronto Star about monkeypox and public health policies.

As cases of monkeypox continue to grow in Canada and globally, academics and advocates are urging governments to bring in paid sick days for all, as illnesses like monkeypox are unpredictable and can require extended periods of isolation. And with rising cases, observers in Canada are welcoming a World Health Organization move to declare monkeypox a global health emergency, saying they hope it will lead governments and institutions to take the outbreak seriously and improve care.

That declaration by the WHO has been overdue, says Dr. Darrell Tan, an infectious diseases physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. Tan is a co-principal investigator and operational co-lead of the monkeypox rapid research response led by the Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) at the University of Toronto.

Read full article here on the Toronto Star.

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