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(Vice)   Possible solution may be on the way for an Ebola virus cure after two American aid workers who contracted Ebola in Liberia become human guinea pigs after having been given an experimental serum - because it appears to be working   (news.vice.com) divider line 86
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2014-08-06 10:50:41 AM
Didn't we have this thread about the same experimental serum yesterday?
 
2014-08-06 11:00:15 AM
Cure?

mojoimage.com
 
2014-08-06 11:02:15 AM
My but that is a wordy headline.
 
2014-08-06 11:13:20 AM
This is the point in the movie where the team of haggard doctors are gathered around the patient's bed, watching him intently, nervously fingering their stethoscopes, and there's a monitor beside his bed with a crooked red line running across it beneath the words "Ebola Count," and there's a steady beep-beep-beep, and the line starts to dip a little, and then a little more -- then rises, and we see the doctors all take a sharp breath -- then it falls again. Falls more. Keeps falling. The beeping slows, grows quiet. The line keeps falling. Some soft music starts, a light tune that's really not much more than a few hopeful strums on a guitar. The line dips once more, then vanishes from the monitor. A soft chime begins to sound and the monitor is flashing in green:  Ebola Threat Eliminated. Ebola Threat Eliminated. The doctors let out a collective whoop and turn, shaking hands, clapping each other on the back. Some are crying. And then....and then...

The music stops. The chime suddenly becomes a clanging alarm. EBOLA DETECTED. EBOLA DETECTED. Klaxons sound all across the hospital. The patient's body begins to twitch, his feet and hands spasming uncontrollably. His whole chest heaving up and down off the table. Spidery blisters begin to appear across his skin, red fissures opening as blood pours upon the table. The horrified doctors lean closer, their faces masks of terror, as out of these gashes begin to crawl these squirming, red, worm-like things, each longer than a finger, writhing like fiery maggots. "My god..." one doctor says. "They're....they're adapting to the serum. They're mutating. THEY'VE MUTATED. RUN! RUN!"

But they cannot run fast enough. The Mutant Ebola Virus Worms begin to launch themselves from the patient's body, landing on the doctors' backs, arms, necks. They burrow into each doctors' skin and we watch as, one by one, they fall to the ground, screaming, clawing at themselves, gouging out their own eyes. And still the Mutant Ebola Virus Worms are coming, pouring out of the now-dead patient's body like an avalanche, an Ebola avalanche. We see them hurling themselves against the window, the glass beginning to shatter. And then, the camera cuts. We're outside, mid-air, looking down at a hospital in the very heart of New York City. Thousands of people are milling about the sidewalks, carrying out their days. And then, high above, a window breaks and the red stream begins to fall.

*cut to commercial*
 
2014-08-06 11:16:56 AM

Pocket Ninja: This is the point in the movie where the team of haggard doctors are gathered around the patient's bed, watching him intently, nervously fingering their stethoscopes, and there's a monitor beside his bed with a crooked red line running across it beneath the words "Ebola Count," and there's a steady beep-beep-beep, and the line starts to dip a little, and then a little more -- then rises, and we see the doctors all take a sharp breath -- then it falls again. Falls more. Keeps falling. The beeping slows, grows quiet. The line keeps falling. Some soft music starts, a light tune that's really not much more than a few hopeful strums on a guitar. The line dips once more, then vanishes from the monitor. A soft chime begins to sound and the monitor is flashing in green:  Ebola Threat Eliminated. Ebola Threat Eliminated. The doctors let out a collective whoop and turn, shaking hands, clapping each other on the back. Some are crying. And then....and then...

The music stops. The chime suddenly becomes a clanging alarm. EBOLA DETECTED. EBOLA DETECTED. Klaxons sound all across the hospital. The patient's body begins to twitch, his feet and hands spasming uncontrollably. His whole chest heaving up and down off the table. Spidery blisters begin to appear across his skin, red fissures opening as blood pours upon the table. The horrified doctors lean closer, their faces masks of terror, as out of these gashes begin to crawl these squirming, red, worm-like things, each longer than a finger, writhing like fiery maggots. "My god..." one doctor says. "They're....they're adapting to the serum. They're mutating. THEY'VE MUTATED. RUN! RUN!"

But they cannot run fast enough. The Mutant Ebola Virus Worms begin to launch themselves from the patient's body, landing on the doctors' backs, arms, necks. They burrow into each doctors' skin and we watch as, one by one, they fall to the ground, screaming, clawing at themselves, gouging out their own eyes. And still the Mutant Ebola Virus Worms are ...


Bravo!
 
2014-08-06 11:18:35 AM
There is "secret" and then there is "military grade secret".
You will not be told the truth if this is truly "secret zhit".

You can safely believe that Ebola has been weaponized multiple times in Military labs. And the cures, if not vaccinations, are also developed.
Can't use a biological weapon unless you hold the cure.

I am truly surprised that the Military Mind saved these people and let a "secret" out.
Normally, things like 9/11 happen because the "Spooks" will not allow you to use information that reveals you had the information.
Sort of a "Super Secret Catch-22".
 
2014-08-06 11:23:43 AM
And they said the United States healthcare system was broken.
 
2014-08-06 11:33:25 AM

Pocket Ninja: *cut to commercial*


Hey you! Don't squeeze the Charmin!...
I saved $$ switching to Geico!...
Ford - quality is blah blah...

...And now back to NBC's Movie of the Week, "Ebola'd: An American Nightmare. Starring Ray Liotta, Stockard Channing, and Zippy the Chimp..."
 
2014-08-06 11:38:56 AM
I see huge profits on this for Mapp Pharmaceuticals, subsidized by the US.  They can name their price, if this works - and they can jack that price up to astronomical levels, if it's the only thing that does.
 
2014-08-06 11:59:45 AM
Is it Khan blood?
 
2014-08-06 12:04:13 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: I see huge profits on this for Mapp Pharmaceuticals, subsidized by the US.  They can name their price, if this works - and they can jack that price up to astronomical levels, if it's the only thing that does.


Hope all those Ebola victims have signed up for Obamacare!
 
2014-08-06 12:09:39 PM

grokca: Is it Khan blood?


i586.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-06 12:17:21 PM

Chris Ween: And they said the United States healthcare system was broken.


They had some assistance on this one. 2 of the 3 antibodies in ZMapp came from a Canadian serum called ZMAb.
 
2014-08-06 01:16:09 PM

Chris Ween: And they said the United States healthcare system was broken.


Health Care In The US =/= The US Healthcare System
 
2014-08-06 01:17:46 PM
Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!
 
2014-08-06 01:17:47 PM
If there was only something they could have given them BEFORE HAND to prevent them from getting the virus in the *FIRST* place.

s3.argim.net
 
2014-08-06 01:18:53 PM
To get serum, you need an Ebola survivor to take it from. No survivors means no serum. That is a problem. They need to find a way to grow more Ebola antibodies and store them, as survivors will always be scarce.
 
2014-08-06 01:20:50 PM
It's a good think we left those f*ckers to die in Africa instead of bringing them back here where they would have infected everyone in the US...right?  RIght????
 
2014-08-06 01:21:38 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-06 01:21:48 PM
Okay, so let's say you are infected with Ebola and they offer you a miracle serum, guaranteed to cure.  However, the side effect is that you grow a nose in the middle of each palm, which have over productive snot glands, and you will spend the rest of your life blowing your hands.  Would you do it?
 
2014-08-06 01:24:36 PM

Pocket Ninja: This is the point in the movie where the team of haggard doctors are gathered around the patient's bed, watching him intently, nervously fingering their stethoscopes, and there's a monitor beside his bed with a crooked red line running across it beneath the words "Ebola Count," and there's a steady beep-beep-beep, and the line starts to dip a little, and then a little more -- then rises, and we see the doctors all take a sharp breath -- then it falls again. Falls more. Keeps falling. The beeping slows, grows quiet. The line keeps falling. Some soft music starts, a light tune that's really not much more than a few hopeful strums on a guitar. The line dips once more, then vanishes from the monitor. A soft chime begins to sound and the monitor is flashing in green:  Ebola Threat Eliminated. Ebola Threat Eliminated. The doctors let out a collective whoop and turn, shaking hands, clapping each other on the back. Some are crying. And then....and then...

The music stops. The chime suddenly becomes a clanging alarm. EBOLA DETECTED. EBOLA DETECTED. Klaxons sound all across the hospital. The patient's body begins to twitch, his feet and hands spasming uncontrollably. His whole chest heaving up and down off the table. Spidery blisters begin to appear across his skin, red fissures opening as blood pours upon the table. The horrified doctors lean closer, their faces masks of terror, as out of these gashes begin to crawl these squirming, red, worm-like things, each longer than a finger, writhing like fiery maggots. "My god..." one doctor says. "They're....they're adapting to the serum. They're mutating. THEY'VE MUTATED. RUN! RUN!"

But they cannot run fast enough. The Mutant Ebola Virus Worms begin to launch themselves from the patient's body, landing on the doctors' backs, arms, necks. They burrow into each doctors' skin and we watch as, one by one, they fall to the ground, screaming, clawing at themselves, gouging out their own eyes. And still the Mutant Ebola Virus Worms are ...


Dude, tell me you are a published author.
 
2014-08-06 01:24:45 PM
Can we make this the same as Zimmerman rules and drink during every Ebola thread?
 
2014-08-06 01:24:51 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!


Oddly enough, the local witch doctor's "cure" of smearing cheetah semen on their nipples was not as effective as Eastern medicine.
 
2014-08-06 01:25:56 PM
FTFA: "The company that produces the tobacco from which ZMapp is made, Kentucky BioProcessing, reportedly has plans to increase production, but the process will take several months."

It's made from tobacco? I'm disappointed. Where is the "SMOKING CURES EBOLA" headline on CNN/FOX/MSNBC?

Also - we don't have enough tobacco?
 
2014-08-06 01:26:09 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Okay, so let's say you are infected with Ebola and they offer you a miracle serum, guaranteed to cure.  However, the side effect is that you grow a nose in the middle of each palm, which have over productive snot glands, and you will spend the rest of your life blowing your hands.  Would you do it?


After answering this, would you like to play a game of MASH?
 
2014-08-06 01:26:24 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Okay, so let's say you are infected with Ebola and they offer you a miracle serum, guaranteed to cure.  However, the side effect is that you grow a nose in the middle of each palm, which have over productive snot glands, and you will spend the rest of your life blowing your hands.  Would you do it?


Star in a sequel to Pans Labyrinth.
 
2014-08-06 01:26:25 PM
so, we kept a cure under wraps until the right kind of people got sick?
 
2014-08-06 01:26:31 PM
 
2014-08-06 01:26:32 PM
From the article---The drug is made up of "humanized" monoclonal antibodies made from lab-developed antibodies to enhance the body's immune system. It was developed through testing on mice and is produced by plants, including tobacco.

EVERYONE PANIC !!!
 
2014-08-06 01:27:29 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!


You know it doesn't take hours to develop something like this. It's not like in the movies. They've been working on it for years, not the past few days when they heard a white guy got the Africa Pox.
 
2014-08-06 01:28:07 PM

uncoveror: To get serum, you need an Ebola survivor to take it from. No survivors means no serum. That is a problem. They need to find a way to grow more Ebola antibodies and store them, as survivors will always be scarce.


Just let it ravage Africa and then round up the survivors to extract serum from.
 
2014-08-06 01:28:09 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Okay, so let's say you are infected with Ebola and they offer you a miracle serum, guaranteed to cure.  However, the side effect is that you grow a nose in the middle of each palm, which have over productive snot glands, and you will spend the rest of your life blowing your hands.  Would you do it?


Well, snot is a great lube so....
 
2014-08-06 01:30:07 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Okay, so let's say you are infected with Ebola and they offer you a miracle serum, guaranteed to cure.  However, the side effect is that you grow a nose in the middle of each palm, which have over productive snot glands, and you will spend the rest of your life blowing your hands.  Would you do it?


wiping your butt will be a new experience
 
2014-08-06 01:30:15 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!


And if they had tried to give out the EXPERIMENTAL serum to local victims, they'd be accused of using poor African people as test subjects.
 
2014-08-06 01:30:36 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!


I'll bet that is it.  I bet that is why these white doctors were in Africa to start with.  Just to get sick so we could prove whitey's power over black people.  I wonder if batboy is white.  I bet if he were, he'd be cured by now.
 
2014-08-06 01:31:49 PM
Good. Now we can give the virus cure to those immigrant children that have all those terrible 'diseases' at the border.

What? we can't because they're not Americans? What happened to 'WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION'?

God and Jesus gave us the Ebola virus, realized they screwed up, and now providing a cure. We must now help those who need it.
 
2014-08-06 01:33:17 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!


Damn. I haven't seen a good conspiracy theory on Fark in a while.

Good on ya, bub!
 
2014-08-06 01:33:35 PM

fireclown: so, we kept a cure under wraps until the right kind of people got sick?


No, we didn't.  Don't be so obtuse.
 
2014-08-06 01:34:24 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!


www.fanduel.com
 
2014-08-06 01:35:08 PM
What I don't get is how come they put them on a helicopter and flew them all the way to Atlanta and delayed the WHOLE airport because some stupid people decided to go over there and get ebola?  What they oughta do is put these people on a submarine below the Antartic Ocean so that they can't give any of us this disease.

Give me one good reason why this isn't a much better idea than Obama's idea of giving the gay ebola's to the Georgia Bulldogs?  GO DAWGS!
 
2014-08-06 01:38:37 PM

BizarreMan: Bravo!


Seems more like AMC.
 
2014-08-06 01:40:07 PM
well, America clearly needs more aids.

simpsonitos.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-06 01:41:02 PM

BizarreMan: Pocket Ninja: This is the point in the movie where the team of haggard doctors are gathered around the patient's bed, watching him intently, nervously fingering their stethoscopes, and there's a monitor beside his bed with a crooked red line running across it beneath the words "Ebola Count," and there's a steady beep-beep-beep, and the line starts to dip a little, and then a little more -- then rises, and we see the doctors all take a sharp breath -- then it falls again. Falls more. Keeps falling. The beeping slows, grows quiet. The line keeps falling. Some soft music starts, a light tune that's really not much more than a few hopeful strums on a guitar. The line dips once more, then vanishes from the monitor. A soft chime begins to sound and the monitor is flashing in green:  Ebola Threat Eliminated. Ebola Threat Eliminated. The doctors let out a collective whoop and turn, shaking hands, clapping each other on the back. Some are crying. And then....and then...

The music stops. The chime suddenly becomes a clanging alarm. EBOLA DETECTED. EBOLA DETECTED. Klaxons sound all across the hospital. The patient's body begins to twitch, his feet and hands spasming uncontrollably. His whole chest heaving up and down off the table. Spidery blisters begin to appear across his skin, red fissures opening as blood pours upon the table. The horrified doctors lean closer, their faces masks of terror, as out of these gashes begin to crawl these squirming, red, worm-like things, each longer than a finger, writhing like fiery maggots. "My god..." one doctor says. "They're....they're adapting to the serum. They're mutating. THEY'VE MUTATED. RUN! RUN!"

But they cannot run fast enough. The Mutant Ebola Virus Worms begin to launch themselves from the patient's body, landing on the doctors' backs, arms, necks. They burrow into each doctors' skin and we watch as, one by one, they fall to the ground, screaming, clawing at themselves, gouging out their own eyes. And still the Mutant Ebola Virus Worms are ...

Bravo!


More like FX
 
2014-08-06 01:41:37 PM
Serum is the liquid acellular component of blood.  The jackass writing the article thinks they're getting serum from tobacco plants when it's actually a Genetically Modified Organism.  I hope ebola sweeps Europe and wipes out all the anti-GMO farktards who refuse to use the antibodies because they're, gasp, GMO.

The head of the Soviet biowarfare program defected in the 90s and told many tales including the time they had an anthrax leak and killed a couple of hundred citizens in the neighborhood.  He also said that they took samples from an outbreak in the 70s and proceeded to administer it to "volunteers" from the gulags and the 10% who survived became plasma "donors" who regularly gave plasma and had their immunogammaglobulin refined from that so they've had antibody treatments for ebola for decades.
 
2014-08-06 01:42:20 PM

Doubleodoug: DROxINxTHExWIND: Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!

And if they had tried to give out the EXPERIMENTAL serum to local victims, they'd be accused of using poor African people as test subjects.


Well, that's because whitey is always evil.

/because they feel guilt that nobody else does
//the real world doesn't give you what you deserve
///it only takes from you what you let it take away
 
2014-08-06 01:42:53 PM

sugar_fetus: DROxINxTHExWIND: Miraculous how the cure popped up when the White Americans got sick.

/Its a miracle!

Damn. I haven't seen a good conspiracy theory on Fark in a while.

Good on ya, bub!


Not much of a conspiracy theory really, other than the implication that them being white had anything to do with it - the same thing would have been done for a black American doctor. The American is the key part. There's not really anything conspiratorial about America (or pretty much any country) pulling out all the stops and doing all they can to help their citizens in good standing overseas. It's how countries work. I'm too lazy to go grab my passport, but I think they even have a blanket 'we're America, this is an American, we've got their back if the shiat hits the fan' in the small type under the pretty picture of an eagle.
 
2014-08-06 01:44:11 PM

Chris Ween: And they said the United States healthcare system was broken.


Nope. "They" didn't say that.

"They" said that healthcare costs are too high, and that the insurance system was capable of evil when they denied coverage due to preexisting conditions.
 
2014-08-06 01:44:56 PM
Black people get Ebola, no one bats an eye.

Americans get Ebola everyone loses their minds!
 
2014-08-06 01:44:59 PM
Two patients recovered from Ebola after treatment.

Ebola has had a death rate of 54% since 2006 (probably lower if given first-world care).

The odds of two patients not dying from Ebola when given a placebo are 21%. Maybe we've got a cure, or maybe we don't.
 
2014-08-06 01:45:22 PM

snocone: Can't use a biological weapon unless you hold the cure.


You can if you are stupid.

/There are those--some of them even work in health care, and have to handle other people's blood--who honestly believe that "moral people" can't catch HIV.
 
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