Sneaky Snyderman


And here you go:

Several Planet Princeton readers reported seeing Snyderman in public last week. One reader saw Snyderman sitting in her car outside of the Peasant Grill in Hopewell Boro Thursday afternoon. A reader reported that a man who was with her got out of the car and went inside the restaurant to pick up a take-out order. Another man was in the back seat of her black Mercedes. Snyderman had sunglasses on and had her hair pulled back, the reader said.

Nancy Snyderman is a doctor and television reporter.  She should know better about his whole Ebola outbreak, right?  Well, no. Read on:

She and her crew were reporting in Liberia about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman who was infected with the disease. He is now being treated in Omaha, Nebraska. After Mukpo came down with the disease on Oct. 1, the head of NBC announced in a letter that Snyderman and the rest of her crew would voluntarily be isolated for 21 days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people exposed to the virus develop symptoms two to 21 days after their exposure.

One of her cameraman was infected!  I am not sure what quarantine means to Nancy but take-out probably doesn’t count.  So if a physician (and minor celebrity) can’t follow the CDC’s recommendations,  what about the rest of us?

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  5 comments for “Sneaky Snyderman

  1. Pat
    October 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Is there going to be an AAFP-approved MOC module for Ebola?

  2. Ben
    October 16, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Since the media jumps all over the rest of us, and shows us no mercy, yet Matt Lauer says she made a mistake and said she is sorry. What a double standard. She is a high paid celebrity and should be made an example. After all if my employee makes a HIPAA mistake honestly, I can pay hundreds of thousands for a STOLEN laptop.

    So to be fair. She should be fined ONE MILLION and made an example of. She should lose her license for medicine. NBC should be fined 100 million dollars because it was their employee.
    And her actions were much worse and selfish than if my laptop is stolen. The media-trial attorney- government bureaucracy complex has been too concerned with paperwork that with function and thus the whole Ebola lack of preparedness.
    In addition common sense would say you prevent fires not put them out. Flights to Africa stopped. US Citizens returning from Africa special chartered planes and then quarantined for 28 days in special holding centers.

  3. Joe C
    October 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    What a reckless irresponsible fool! A first year medical student knows what quarantine means, she sets a bad example for the Medical profession and deserves to lose her job. Unfortunately that might mean she might actually have to return to the practice of medicine, which doesn’t give me a feeling of confidence in her abilities.

  4. Edmund M. Hayes
    October 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Well she did apologize, maybe she thinks that’s good enough.
    Is a nicely written apology effective against Ebola transmission?
    Maybe Nancy thinks so.
    Nancy by training was a otolaryngologist specializing in throat and neck cancers and (I think) hasn’t practiced medicine for almost 10 years. So one has to ask, what the heck was she doing there to begin with. She surely doesn’t have any credentials as a epidemiologist or for that matter infectious disease.
    I am hoping the network she works for dismisses her for her reckless actions.

  5. Pat
    October 14, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Perfectly consistent for a celebu-doc member of the liberal elite and supporter of ObamaCare. The rules needn’t apply to the beautiful people who only want to help the rest of us.

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