August 1, 2014

ACTUAL HERO: Ebola-Stricken Doc Gives ‘Experimental Serum’ to Coworker.

An American doctor being treated for Ebola in Liberia has “taken a slight turn for the worse overnight,” according to Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian Charity based in North Carolina.

An “experimental serum” to treat the virus arrived for the two infected Americans, but there was only enough for one person, according to Samaritan’s Purse.

Dr. Kent Brantly, who noticed his Ebola symptoms and quarantined himself last week, offered the dose to the other infected American, missionary Nancy Writebol.

I didn’t know we even had an experimental Ebola serum. E1101, or something. . . .

Related: NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September.