30 years ago the World Health Organization declared that smallpox had all but been eradicated.
Why then has the federal government spent so much money to buy and store two million doses of the vaccine?
The only known stock of the virus left are in laboratories Atlanta and Moscow.
But there is concern that extreme factions could have stored doses of the virus or that the disease could be genetically engineered and used against the population.
Siga Technologies will profit the most out of the actions since they are the developer and manufacturer of the medicine.
There are those who think the government is being too stingy. The feds already had 300 million doses before it started the latest buying spree.