While the pundits debated how President Obama could improve his response to the Ebola threat to America, he was busy warming up his hugging muscles (which, fyi, are the back and shoulders, mostly). Through the sheer power of a photo op, he had a message: we have nothing to fear from the woman formerly known as "Ebola Nurse."
Upon being discharged from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Friday, Nina Pham enjoyed public displays of affection not only from the president, but also NIH Director Anthony Fauci. It was really something to behold in full.
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