Making a bucket load on money on the Ebola vaccine isn't the main point of this exercise IMO, it is all about control, achieved through fear. teacozy is right when she says Ebola is not a huge deal in the scheme of things (of course it is a huge deal for those that have it, or are in the middle of an outbreak).
I would also add it needs hot and humid conditions and 'dies' quickly in air conditioning.
The disease is just not all that contagious, and usually cannot travel far due to how deadly it is. Which is obviously a good thing.
You are right, so why all the fear mongering in the MSM, I ask? I know very little about Ebola, but found this blog
written by someone who describes themselves as having a "morbid fascination" with the Ebola virus and other hemorrhagic fevers, like Marlburg and Lassa, and I found it to be enlightening. It talks about transmission and the misinformation published not only in the MSM, but also in the alternative media. Both guilty of fear mongering. Ebola is not well suited for a bio-weapon.
I also spent some time looking through my collection of homeopathic books, curious as to what they did to treat the disease, most are old and many are very obscure, and I found no reference to Ebola. I even found a book for treating infectious diseases for missonaries, but no mention of any hemorrhagic disease. I then turned to Dr Thomas Levy's book Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases & Toxins, which did have a chapter on Ebola. First he said that Ebola [virus] wasn't recognized until 1976, which is probably why there was no reference to it all in the older texts. He said that Ebola like the other hemorrhagic fever diseases share clinical features like capilliary fragility and are, in fact, similar to scurvy. The Ebola virus rapidly and totally metabolizes and consumes all vitamin C in the bodies of its victims that an advanced state of scurvy is produced after a few days of the disease. Levy, says that when the vitamin C stores are rapidly depleted by large infecting doses of an aggressive virus, the immune system gets depleted and compromised.
Levy says that to date no virus has been shown to be resistant to the proper dosing of vitamin C, but not all viruses have been treated with Klenner-sized doses.
Cathcart (1981), who introduced the concept of bowel tolerance to vitamin C, [h]ypothesizes that Ebola and other accute hemorrhagic fevers may well require 500,000 mg of vitamin C to reach bowel tolerance!
Benfield and Stone (1975) who treated viral infections in animals, found no virus not to respond to intravenous vitamin C. They found vitamin C to be a non-specific, non-toxic virucidal agent. Although, they said successful therapy appears to depend on using it in sufficiently large doses.
So, are medical teams using vitamin C to treat the Ebola victims, both African and US? I don't know for sure, but I would hazard a guess of a great big NO.
ETA: for those that enjoy reading Jon Rapport, he has written several blogs on the Ebolagate