California lawmakers to hold oversight hearing on state, local response to monkeypox

A group of California senators will hold an oversight hearing Tuesday on the state and local response to monkeypox. The hearing comes as California remains under a state of emergency as the number of monkeypox cases climbs. "We’re going to be talking to patients, people who have recovered from monkeypox, to physicians, people who treat monkeypox, so we can get on-the-ground feedback about what’s happening and what needs to happen," said Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. Tuesday’s lineup of speakers includes California’s State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan, University of California San Francisco infectious disease expert Vivek Jain, plus other medical experts and local officials. Community, labor organizations and LGBTQ community members and leaders will also be represented at Tuesday’s hearing.