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Remarks by the President on Research for Potential Ebola Vaccines

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody!  It is good to be back.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Thank you.  Well, to Secretary Burwell, to Francis Collins, Tony Fauci, your teams, to all of you, thanks so much for welcoming me here today.  It is wonderful to be back to America’s laboratory, even if I don’t always understand what you’re doing.  (Laughter.)

Last year, I welcomed Francis and some of you to the White House to launch our BRAIN Initiative to unlock the mysteries of the mind and to pursue new cures for disease.  And Francis promoted me at the time to “scientist in chief.”  (Laughter.)  Which made me very proud, although I sort of felt guilty that I hadn’t studied more chemistry.  (Laughter.) 

But the work you do here is remarkable.

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