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Opinion The U.S. has failed to contain monkeypox. That should not have happened.

U.S. has 7,102 cases of the global total of more than 25,000 cases in countries that haven't reported it. David Frum: The time to contain monkeypox was at the outset. He says we seem stuck in a pattern of panic and neglect, declaring an emergency about a virus after it has run out of control, rather than getting ahead of it. The Biden administration has informed Congress that a monkeypox response might cost $7 billion, but so far Congress hasn’t even voted a cent of the last covid response request, Frum says. The total highest-risk, vulnerable population may be even higher, estimated at up to 1.7 million.