Obama Resists Fast-Tracking Ebola Drug, But New Test Cleared
While President Obama recently says he's not ready to share any Ebola drugs with West Africa, the FDA is attempting to get a vaccine fast-tracked.By Jake Godin | August 6, 2014
The same day that President Obama told reporters at a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that the he wasn't ready to share any experimental Ebola treatments with West Africa, the FDA has approved a diagnostic test for the devastating virus.
"I think we gotta let the science guide us, and you know I don't think all the information is in on whether this drug is helpful." (Video via C-SPAN)
The drug Obama is talking about is called ZMapp and it was used to treat two Americans infected with Ebola before they were brought back to the States from West Africa.