August 7, 2014
Barack Obama has said it is too soon to send an experimental drug used to treat the deadly Ebola virus to West Africa, as experts meet to decide whether the outbreak warrants declaring a global health emergency.
Speaking at a news conference at the end of an African summit, the US President said he lacked enough information to give the green light on distributing the experimental treatment, insisting the world must “let the science guide us”.
“I don’t think all the information is in on whether this drug is helpful,” said Mr Obama.
“The Ebola virus both currently and in the past is controllable if you have a strong public health infrastructure in place.”
This article was posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:06 am