WLW in Cincinnati (700 AM on the dial) said "experimental drug effective"
Is this SIGA? Any guesses? WLW-AM 700 in Cincinnati mentioned today (Monday, August 4, 2014) around 5 pm that "the experimental drug (no mention of the company) was proving to be effective". With word like that getting out, SURELY the media will start wanting to know who is producing this?
"Brantly began to deteriorate and developed labored breathing. He told his doctors he thought he was dying, according to a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation.
"....... Within an hour of receiving the medication, Brantly's condition dramatically improved. He began breathing easier; the rash over his trunk faded away. One of his doctors described the events as "miraculous."
"By the next morning, Brantly was able to take a shower on his own before getting on a specially designed Gulfstream air ambulance jet to be evacuated to the United States.
The drug at issue is not in clinical trials yet. The research group, the commercialization group, and the equity group are all private companies. The drug research grants on this are in part thru DARPA (not BARDA).
San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical on Monday identified the drug used to treat two Americans with Ebola as “ZMapp” and said it is working with commercial and government partners to quickly increase production