“Today Show” host Matt Lauer is in sync with every American who thinks NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman should not have broken her Ebola quarantine for food from a New Jersey restaurant.
“She’s already admitted she was wrong. I know she feels like it was a mistake and regrettable, and she’s back to quarantine which is where she should be,” Lauer told TMZ on Tuesday. “I think she knows she made a mistake.”
Snyderman, the Chief Medical Editor at NBC news, is now under a mandatory quarantine, enforced by the Princeton Police Department and the Princeton Health Department.
Before Snyderman was spotted outside a restaurant called Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., the quarantine was voluntary, which Lauer believes is appropriate depending “on the level of possible exposure.”
“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,” Snyderman said in a statement NBC released on Monday.
Lauer doubled as a network spokesman when the TMZ cameraman asked if he thought the network handled the controversy well
“I think we handled it honestly, and openly transparently. It was a mistake, and it won’t happen again,” Lauer said. “Please keep in mind that Nancy is not symptomatic, neither is anybody on her crew.”
Watch the interview with Lauer below: