With medical reporters like Nancy Snyderman and our hapless CDC director trying to calm public anxiety at the expense of the truth, we should be very concerned. Snyderman recently traveled to Liberia to cover the ebola story and one of her team members contracted ebola. The team returned and was placed under a “voluntary quarantine” for 21 days. Reports surfaced of Snyderman violating the quarantine, leading to NJ officials to issue a mandatory quarantine for 21 days October 11th.
Here’s Snyderman’s statement:
“While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal.
“As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused. We are thrilled that Ashoka is getting better and our thoughts continue to be with the thousands affected by Ebola whose stories we all went to cover.”
As a health professional she knows she poses no risk to the public, despite ebola having a 21 day incubation period and her having had contact with a person with ebola. Trust her, as her statement says, she’s a health professional……one who didn’t even have enough sense to follow the precautionary guidelines.