President Barack Obama points toward Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as he speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office of the White House Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Washington.

Obama: Ebola point person ‘may be appropriate’

He says a ban could result in people trying to hide where they are coming from and thus being less likely to be screened.