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Obama hugs nurse who had Ebola

President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Texas nurse recently diagnosed with ebola has been declared disease free, and on her way home, stopped in Washington to share a hug with President Obama.

Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse who helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital earlier this month – who died of from the disease – herself became infected. She was sent to a health center in Bethesda, Maryland for treatment.

According to the White House, just 15 days after she first tested positive for Ebola, Pham was declared Ebola-free, and apparently one of her first stops after she left the hospital was the Oval Office to meet President Obama.

At the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center on Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announced that Pham was free of the disease, confirming that five separate tests showed she was free of Ebola.

In remarks to reporters, Pham said “I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. I would first and foremost like to thank God, my family, and friends. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my trust in God and my medical team. I am on my way back to recovery, even as I reflect on how many others have not been so fortunate.”

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Maybe he will get it, and the end will come quick….:)

I can see it all now. Michele screams at him saying for Pets’s sake, you hug her and possibly bring it in here to your wife and kids??? What are you thinking?

Philly nice quote – and in return we will give you free health care -welfare- and food stamps – something the people at Silver Boot motel in clear lake were not getting after working their azzes of all their lives. Get Real!

Wow, that was heart warming to see the president hug Nina Pham. I’ll be he wouldn’t have poked her with a ten foot pole a couple of weeks ago. 😉

Clear proof Texas Presbytarian hospital were a bunch of racist, Nationalist pricks when they let the Liberian Eric Duncan die. Every American thus far has lived, while non Americans have died. Is that a coincidence? No, Americans are self centered root-for-your-own-team Nationalist pricks. I feel so sorry for Eric Duncan and his family. That man tried to help a poor pregnant woman in Liberia whom the hospital turned away, and he was repaid with death. Nothing good comes outta TX

No, it shows that if caught early and treated aggressively, the mortality rate drops significantly. The Texas hospital screwed up when they sent the obviously sick Duncan home.

@anonymous-Philly has his brain screwed up again. Duncan came here knowing he was infected and passed it on to otherwise healthy people. He knew the risks and decided he didn’t care. We spent a lot of money trying to help him when we owed him nothing.

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door
Give me your tired, your poor, your tired, poor.

So glad you’re such a fine American LVS who embodies the spirit of one of our greatest National Monuments so sincerely.

@Philly-Just because I am an American does not mean I have to be a fool and let people close to my family who might make the sick or worse. I owe those people (and you) nothing. Only you and the liberal’s are fools.

And given that he originated from Liberia…a nation founded by freed slaves and funded by the US government in a weak attempt at reparations, I beg to differ your assertion that “we don’t him anything”. We owed him PLENTY.

“we don’t him anything”. Or…we don’t OWE him anything? (Grammar check Philosophus).

I’ve come to realize a couple of things about you Philly, 1) You rant and pontificate on this site because you are a social moron and can’t hold a conversation with people in person. You are too wrapped up in your on inadequacies to function as most people do. You use this site to make believe you are normal, when you are not.

2) You are a mere fool dressed in an idiots clothing.

Well given that I’m almost 100% certain you are the editor of NIT making these comments, I’m actually kind of hurt. Why aren’t you a subscriber Buzz, when you push everyone else to be? And don’t give me: “I’m too lazy to log in most of the time” b.s. I’ve never once seen a colored tile or picture next to your name…requisite of a paid subscriber.

Apparently, I don’t have the stroke you’ve got when it comes to colored tiles or their issuance. I do have my PayPal receipts to prove you wrong about me not being a paid member though. How about we meet and I show them to you? Sounds like fun, huh???

Nice side-step around the issues too when someone points things out about you. How very democratic of you.

So now you’re a Democrat Buzz? You’re one confused (fraudulent) character.

LVS, you are correct, he knew he was sick with ebola when he came here, the hospital did screw up when he told them that he had recently visited Africa, and they didn’t pick up on it. Again, he knew he was sick and they sent him home. Our country would have been less at risk if he would have been up front with the hospital in the first place and explained that he was in contact with people infected. He caused his own death Philly, not us in the US.

LVS, can you please cite a credible source re: Duncan coming to the U S when he knew he had Ebola? Thus is the first I have heard this. Thanks.

@Anonymous-Pick your news channel. As I recall it was on everyone I watched. He knew the lady he helped died of Obala. Do you really think he didn’t know he was exposed?

Back in WW2 when penicillin was invented the strain they were using was reported to have strange side effects on blacks and arabs. That wasn’t rasist, it was just something in their blood that effected it.

That was just precious of you #maybe. Thank you very much. 🙂

I am starting to see a different picture of you peter. One of a straight jacket and tons of medication all in a room with rubber walls.

@maybe-It wouldn’t be the first time Philly has been is a straight jacket and he is real familiar with rubber rooms. They have a room with his name on it at 5 east.

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