HARI SREENIVASAN: You were the first human to get ZMapp. Before that, I think it’s been a dozen, maybe 18 monkeys had got it. What went through your mind in making that decision to say either yourself or your colleague at the time Nancy should take this?
DR. KENT BRANTLY: Nancy and I actually talked on the phone. I remember she called me and said, after we had the kind of informed consent discussion with the doctor that was in charge of our care, she said, “Kent, what are you going to do? Because I’ll probably do whatever you do.”
And I said, “I think I would be willing to receive it.”
But it was — you know, I thought, otherwise, I’m probably going to otherwise, and this may or may not help, but at least I could be a guinea pig and let the world know whether there is any benefit to it or not.
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