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Monkeypox Shouldn’t Spur Covid-19 Level of Concern, Biden Says

The Monkeypox virus

The Monkeypox virus

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President Joe Biden sought to reassure Americans that the current monkeypox outbreak was unlikely to cause a pandemic on the scale of Covid-19. 

“I just don’t think it rises to the level of the kind of concern that existed with Covid-19,” he told reporters Monday in Tokyo at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.