$SIGA I just refuse to believe that Biden will allow Becerra to hang suffering constituents out to dry and cost Dems support in the midterms. The monkeypox response team was formed, in my opinion, to justify a national health emergency declaration. Biden had no need to form one if he intended to do nothing. Plus, a national health emergency declaration would give him authority to basically flaunt his power over state governments (which feds love to do regardless of party) and particularly DeSantis. To do nothing in the face of this crisis will only cost Biden support from within his own party. To do something will gain him support from his own party. The political motivation to make the declaration will drive the decision more than the medical aspect. That is my two cents worth. We'll see what happens. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.