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This just came across my desk and I thought it might be something BAS readers would be interested in.

The event is happening today, Monday, August 8th. I’m pasting the info from the press release below:

Activists to Protest August 8 at Health & Human Services Offices To Demand Immediate Action on Testing, Treatment, Vaccines, Support

August 8, 2022, San Francisco, CA – The monkeypox outbreak is spreading in our communities, while the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) prioritize bureaucracy over preventing and mitigating this outbreak and supporting impacted communities with resources including access to treatment.

Activists will be protesting outside the regional office of HHS in the Federal Building in downtown San Francisco todayMonday, August 8, and calling on Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra to immediately increase access to treatment, testing and vaccines for those at risk. We refuse to allow government inaction to continue to cause pain in our communities.

While acknowledging that recent federal and state declarations are designed to reduce red tape barriers, we need actions that yield immediate results on the ground, including expanded access to testing, vaccinations and treatment, as well as looking ahead to longer-term needs like accelerating production of vaccinations.

When: Monday, August 8, 2022, from 4:30 PM to 6 PM

Where: San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th St., San Francisco

Organizers: Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club, Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club HIV Caucus, HIV Action Network

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Learn more about what Monkeypox means for you right here.

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