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A woman named Nancy Snyderman, chief NBC medical correspondant, Friend of Bill (Clinton) and card-carrying member of the landed aristocracy we called the Establishment, was exposed to a confirmed case of Ebola while in Liberia. As per standard protocol, she was placed on a 21 day house quarantine, same as anyone else would get with a known exposure.

Naturally, this would not do. You see, no virus would dare infect a member of the 1%! Only commoners and people who don’t have their own wikipedia pages get infected. The Ebola virus knows its place! So she went out, violating her quarantine, to get some takeout food. Because it’s ok if we unleash Ebola within shouting distance of the nation’s largest city. What could go wrong?

But I haven’t even gotten to the best part of this tale of one of our Übermenschen  who lord it over us proles: her “apology.”

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.

Besides the usual “sorry you were offended” tone these non-apologies from our enlightened masters of the Establishment always take, note the galling arrogance in declaring she KNOWS that she poses no risk to the public. That statement proves Snyderman is dangerously incompetent as a physician. She should have had her license yanked by the California board of medicine, except fortunately her license is no longer valid as she no longer actually practices medicine.

If there’s one thing a medical professional know, it’s how rare you can say you “know” anything. Telling a patient you “know” for a fact that they do or do not have Ebola, or cancer, or a heart attack without doing any testing is stupidly arrogant, a dangerous disservice, and a surefire way to earn yourself a malpractice suit.

And to apply this level of stupid arrogance to yourself in some self-serving non-apology is even worse. How dare she! I am not exaggerating when I say this horrible person is a disgrace to the medical profession.

I can rest assured that she will receive some accountability for her incompetence, gross malfeasance and overall stupidity. And by that I mean she will receive no accountability whatsoever and will enjoy the privileges of being a media who’s-who and an Establishment member into a ripe old age.

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