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The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 39 - Monkeypox Outbreak

The Speech and Debate season is upon us, and it is time to get your head in the game, Extempers! Episode 39 of The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis is here! You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this new episode, YuYu and Spencer examine the recent monkeypox outbreak.


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39 | Monkeypox Outbreak

-----Description of Podcast-----

The outbreak of monkeypox has started to make some countries concerned. The contamination across countries has led to the first known instances of the disease outside of African nations. Is this the time to become worried for another pandemic? In this episode, YuYu and Spencer look at the outbreak of monkeypox.

-----Possible Extemp Questions-----

  1. Will monkeypox become the next global pandemic?

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. CDC - About Monkeypox -

  2. CDC - 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak Global Map -

  3. VOA News - US Monkeypox Response Draws Criticism -

  4. CBS - Monkeypox officially becomes a global emergency -

  5. NYU - “Overlapping Pandemics” and Why Other Viruses Should Have Prepared Us for Monkeypox -

  6. Reuters - Factbox: Monkeypox cases and deaths around the world -

  7. The Hill - How the US monkeypox response failed to learn COVID’s lessons -

  8. ABC - Monkeypox cases dropping, but racial disparities growing -

  9. CBS - Second person in the U.S. dies after contracting monkeypox -

  10. Stanford Medicine News - Answers to your questions about monkeypox -

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

Design Production: Adobe Express

Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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