Y’all believe it now?
You’re fucking kidding me right?
People are suffering to Ebola and America had a way to potentially cure it
AND THEY REFUSE A FUCKING REQUEST?
Does saving lives not mean anything to anyone anymore?
I fucking cant
Who’s really surprised? AMERICA isn’t shit & never will be.
They said it costing too much was part of the issue but I haven’t seen the government have any issue with the billions of dollars they constantly give Israel to do any mother fucking thing they please.
Seriously?! the US ain’t shit
Didn’t they give it to a Spanish patient today
It’s fucking true. They said no to Nigeria. But then ship it right the fuck out to Spain for one patient.
It is so hard to love a country that does not value you/people who look like you.
Told y’all this was going to happen. Just like what they did with the HIV/AIDS drug treatments.
So did none of you actually read the sources here or what?
“Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.”
Why aren’t they giving out more?
“In a statement, the California-based company said that in responding to a request from an unidentified West African country, it had run out of its supply of the treatment.” “That treatment is so new that it hasn’t been tested for safety or effectiveness in humans. And the company has said it would take months to produce even modest quantities.”
Why wasn’t it shipped to Liberia immediately? "Since the drug was shipped for use outside the U.S., appropriate export procedures had to be followed."
You can’t just ship an untested drug to a foreign country without a metric shit ton of red tape to cross. If we allowed this we would have all kinds of fucking “companies” shipping random shit to wherever on the basis that is “medicine”. Since we wouldn’t need to properly test it, or go through the proper procedures to track it.
There was an incredibly limited supply of this. Not nearly enough to make an impact on the outbreak. But enough to test the drugs effects, kind of. What are they gonna do, go to a hospital and hand them 3 samples and tell them to pick who to live and let the rest fend for themselves?
And we have far better medical facilities here in America. Which makes it a whole lot fucking easier to monitor what’s happening to the people being experimented on. Which were still not sure of the effects, the survival rate of ebola is about 40% anyway, more so if the person in question is a healthy adult. So statistically speaking about half of the patients should be recovering even without the drug. So having all 3 showing signs of improvement is far from a certainty that the drug works. And we have no clue of the long term implications.
What would have happened if the drug failed? People would be losing their fucking minds over a company in America using sick Africans as test subjects for their drug that killed them. The backlash would have drove the company out of business. Speaking of which, why the fuck would a company make such a drug and willingly withhold it from the people who need it? That’s a pretty fucking retarded business venture.