The Issue Is: Dr. Erica Pan and Lis Smith

This week on The Issue Is, Elex speaks with California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan. Democratic Strategist Lis Smith also stops by to chat on the show.

Monkeypox: Dispelling common myths of ongoing outbreak

On Thursday, the U.S. Government declared monkeypox a public health emergency. The nationwide declaration will free up money and other resources to fight the virus that has infected more than 6,600 Americans so far.

Child tests positive for monkeypox in Long Beach

A child has tested positive for monkeypox in Long Beach, according to city officials. The child was symptomatic but is now recovered. Long Beach has reported 20 confirmed and probable cases of monkeypox so far.