NBC’s Nancy Snyderman Apologizes for Breaking Ebola Quarantine

NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman became the story she was covering when she broke an ebola quarantine imposed upon her after one of her crew contacted the virus while reporting on it west Africa. Since then Snyderman’s been absent from NBC — an absence broken today when she apologized on the Today show for “breaking her promise.”

“I’m very sorry for not only scaring my community and the country, but adding to the confusion of terms that I think came as fast and furious as the news about Ebola did,” Snyderman said. “We knew the risks in our head but didn’t really appreciate, and frankly we were not sensitive to, how absolutely frightened Americans were.”

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Snyderman said she and her team would return to west Africa “tomorrow” if needed. “This epidemic isn’t going to go away,” she said, though the 2014 midterms appear to have vaccinated the coverage of it.

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