Having earlier warned that the Ebola epidemic could kill "hundreds of thousands" and is a "priority for US," President Obama's concerns about "slowing economic growth in Africa," are perhaps the most telling statement of the Nobel Peace Prize winners comments this morning. However, as Bloomberg Businessweek's Brendan Greeley explains in this brief clip, US government bureaucracy stymied efforts to develop and test ZMapp - the potential Ebola treatment.
Speaking at the Global Health Security Summit, President Obama stated:
- *OBAMA SAYS EBOLA COULD KILL `HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS'
- *OBAMA SAYS FIGHTING EBOLA IS `PRIORITY' FOR U.S.
- *OBAMA SAYS FIGHTING EBOLA MUST BE A GLOBAL PRIORITY
- *OBAMA SAYS EBOLA IS SLOWING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AFRICA
But as Bloomberg explains...
ZMapp is a treatment for Ebola that uses human antibodies to create an immunity to the virus.
The treatment has been given to some Ebola victims and is credited with saving lives.
But there have been no large clinical trials of ZMapp yet.