Nothing to fear but fear itself
Perhaps President Obama's biggest role in America's Ebola crisis is "calmer-in-chief." A photo taken Friday is pretty good evidence of how seriously he's taking the job.
Nina Pham — the Texas Presbyterian Hospital nurse who was the first health care worker to contract Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan — was declared Ebola-free and released from NIH hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, this afternoon. Before heading home to Dallas, Pham made a stop at The White House to receive a goodbye hug from the president himself:
(Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, President Obama is hoping this photo is screaming "You don't have Ebola!" on repeat.