As you probably recall, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, traveled to Liberia last year, where she was in contact with a freelance photographer who had been exposed to Ebola. When she returned to New Jersey, she was quarantined for 21 days… well, that is, until she was spotted outside a restaurant, getting herself some soup.

Via Newsbusters: NBC Turns to Quarantine Violator Dr. Snyderman to Preach About ‘Public Health’

Brian Williams brought on infamous Ebola quarantine violator Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News for her take on the resurgence of measles. Dr. Snyderman underlined that “it’s inherently important that those of us who are healthy vaccinate ourselves to protect those who are less vulnerable in society. That’s why it’s called public health.”…Of course, the NBC chief medical editor possibly put the “less vulnerable in society” at risk when she got take-out after returning from the Ebola hot zone in Africa….

Snyderman was then mocked on Twitter, and here is her response:

Oh wait…It was not soup?

Thanks for clearing that up, Nancy.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Her definition of “public health” is not correct. Assuming that she meant to say, ‘more vulnerable’, the purpose of vaccination is to protect yourself and to protect society against an epidemic. In cases, vaccination only has a personal health benefit because the contagion is not spread by human contact.

    Public health refers to societal benefit from actions which may or may not involve medicine, sanitation, clean water, even if it’s a collection of personal benefits. The U.S. in the 19th century did begin programs of sending health professionals into poor areas to improve the poor’s health. You can consider that a public health program but it is not the only program/definition of public health.

  2. Alain41 says:

    And in other healthcare related ‘NBC news’, an Obamacare related medicaid expansion proposed by the Tenn. Republican Governor was voted down by one vote in a Tenn. Senate Committee. Who is responsbible for this result? NBC supplies the answer: the Koch brothers!

  3. Alain41 says:

    Another study that says the food pyramid and guidelines on fat intake are not correct.

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