Tom Inglesby, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, argues today in a Twitter thread that monkeypox meets the definition of a PHEIC. The relevant WHO Emergency Committee meets tomorrow to decide whether to declare a PHEIC.
Today's WHO meeting seems to be a Strategic and Technical Advisory Group meeting, which does not determine whether conditions for PHEICs are met.
An IHR Emergency Committee meeting is where the determination is made as to whether the conditions for a PHEIC have been met. I haven't seen anything yet about such a meeting having been scheduled, but would be surprised if one wasn't scheduled soon.
Nate Silver puts the probability of a Dem trifecta at 60-65%
@nextbigfuture This does not seem like a credible news source.
I have extended the time this question is open through the end of August. This question also now has a sister question that pertains to rioting across the entire US instead of a 100km radius. Note that the resolution criteria for this new question require 3x the number of deaths, arrests, or property damage for positive resolution.
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Interesting context on the vote taken by the WHO committee in which they did not recommend declaration of a PHEIC:
Of 14 emergency committee members, three were in favor of declaring a PHEIC, but 11 felt the conditions were not met (yet)
The IFR for 74-year-olds is ~4%.
@Linch And....drum roll...it's the right prediction! Great job, team!