There have been a number of articles on the experimental drugs that have been provided for Ebola patients in hopes that something might help. It bothers the human conscience to hand placebos to these dying people in urgent need of help. It bothers the human conscience a lot.
"Experts Question Ethics of Placebo Drug Trials in Case of Ebola"
"Use of Placebos in Ebola Drug Trials Unethical: Experts"
"Issues Continue To Dog the Testing of Ebola Drugs and Vaccines"
Why aren't our human consciences bothered by the idea of handing a person with ALS, another quickly fatal disease with no effective treatment, a placebo?
It's interesting. What's the difference? Why is a placebo so clearly an unacceptable tactic to Ebola clinicians and at the same time the "gold standard" of good research to ALS clinicians?
Let's talk. Seriously, let's talk. What's the diff?