US President, Barack Obama said yesterday August 6th that it’s too early to send the unapproved experimental drug, Zmapp serum to Africa where the outbreak of the Ebola virus has recorded more deaths and threatens human existence.
“I think we have to let the scientist guide us. And I don’t think all the information is in on whether this drug is helpful”.
“I think it’s premature for me to say that because I don’t have enough information. I don’t have enough data right now to offer an opinion on that.”
“the countries affected are the first to admit that what’s happened here is the public health systems have been overwhelmed. They weren’t able to identify and then isolate cases quickly enough. As a consequence, it spread more rapidly than has been typical with the periodic Ebola outbreaks that occurred previously.”
He said the US is currently working with their European partners as well as the World Health Organization to provide resources to contain the virus.