Doesn't look like natural was better. The two Americans were given a "top secret" experimental serum that had only ever been tested on monkeys. It appears to have worked.
"Brantly began to deteriorate and developed labored breathing. He told his doctors, "I am going to die," according to a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation.
Knowing his dose was still frozen, Brantly asked if he could have Writebol's now-thawed medication. It was brought to his room and administered through an IV. Within an hour of receiving the medication, Brantly's condition was nearly reversed. His breathing improved; 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.
Writebol also received a vial of the medication. Her response was not as remarkable, according to sources familiar with the treatment. However, doctors on Sunday administered Writebol a second dose of the medication, which resulted in significant improvement.
She was stable enough to be evacuated back to the United States and is expected to arrive before noon Tuesday."
Serenbat, do you really think natural is always better? If your child came down with diphtheria you wouldn't take them to the hospital to receive the antitoxin and antibiotics used to treat it? You would rather let her try and "naturally" recover?
If you came down with (extremely hypothetical) Ebola you would turn away this experimental treatment because it's not "natural"?