Princeton Sign Campaign Targets NBC Doc For Breaking Ebola Quarantine
Someone in Princeton is waging a guerrilla campaign against NBC correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman for violating her Ebola quarantine. They’ve posted multiple fliers around town, urging residents to call the police if they see Snyderman around town.
The flier includes her home address and the names of her children.
A freelance cameraman working on a team with Snyderman, Ashoka Mukpo, caught Ebola while working in Liberia. Snyderman, back in the U.S., agreed to a voluntary 21-day quarantine. But after she was spotted out and about in Princeton, the New Jersey Health Department issued a mandatory quarantine for her.
Snyderman issued a statement after breaking her quarantine, which apologized but also didn’t take personal responsibility:
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.
And now, this sign campaign, treating her like a member of the FBI’s Most Wanted List! Princeton cops are treating the signs as a free speech issue and will not take them down. “We will not at spend any time or tax dollars taking them down unless they are defacing public [property],” Princeton administrator Bob Bruschi said in an email Thursday to the Times of Trenton.
Snyderman has not been diagnosed with Ebola and is showing no symptoms. She’s probably fine. Even if she did have Ebola, you’d be safe unless you made out with her or something.