Westchester County, NY Has More Monkeypox Cases Than the Entire State of Connecticut
It does not appear that Connecticut is worried about Monkeypox despite the World Health Organization declaring the disease a public health emergency.
That's what I gather from the quote by Quinnipiac University's Dr. Janelle Chiasera who told the CT Post there is "no need to panic" over Moneypox.
I'm a big fan of panic and panicking, but I think Dr. Chiasera is probably giving better advice. She is a doctor, and I'm not, so I'd go with the Doc on that one. It also appears that CT has this thing under control for now.
According to the CDC, Connecticut has only 22 cases of Moneypox. That number may sound like a lot, unless you compare it to another state like New York, which has 990 confirmed cases. In fact, Westchester County, NY has 27 cases of Monkeypox according to Metro 24/7 news. You read that right, Westchester County, NY has more Monkeypox cases than the entire state of CT.
Hearing this about Westchester County does not surprise me. If you remember back to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Rochelle, NY was a hot bed of COVID transmission.
I have a hard time being told not to panic when we're talking about a disease with the name of an animal in the title. Call me old fashioned, but I'm used to panicking in these situations.
P.S. The referenced numbers used in this article come courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2022 U.S. Map & Case count on Tuesday (7/26/22).