Remember how you said the people dying in Africa shouldn't get the Ebola vaccine that was only available to Americans because it was "too experimental"? Turns out the "experimental drug" worked perfectly and both of the Americans made a full recovery. Care to revise your thoughts on the matter? That post is still circulating and it's quite cringeworthy now in light of the facts.
At the time it was experimental, and actually, it still is. And just because it worked on two people doesn’t by any means suggest that it will work on 100% of people. It seems to be working and more is being made, but…
“Although ZMapp hasn’t been tested for safety in humans, its manufacturer shared a handful of doses with Ebola victims as a last-ditch effort to save their lives… A Spanish priest and Liberian doctor given ZMapp died.”
“Mapp Biopharmaceuticals has said that there are no more doses of ZMapp left. The drug, which includes three man-made antibodies to Ebola, takes months to manufacture.”
“Given the limited experience with ZMapp in humans, it’s not yet possible to know how ZMapp works in humans, Geisbert says. That’s because ZMapp has been given to only a handful of patients, with no control group for comparison, he says.”