*Critics who slammed Amber Vinson for flying on a commercial jet before being diagnosed with the Ebola virus were addressed by the Dallas nurse herself during an appearance the “Today” show.
During her appearance on “Today,” Vinson, who is Ebola free, stated that she was “never told that I could not travel.”
“I’m not careless. I’m not reckless,” she said. “I embrace protocol and guidelines … it is a matter of life and death, and I respect that fact.”
In addition, Vinson had words for officials at the hospital where she worked as she voiced her frustration to them for not properly preparing the hospital staff for a someone suffering from Ebola. According to her, there was no excessive training. The first time she put on the Ebola protective equipment was when she was heading into care for a patient.
Vinson reportedly contracted the disease while treating the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, Thomas Eric Duncan. On October 15, she was diagnosed with the virus.
Despite all the negative feedback from critics, Vinson mentioned that if another Ebola patient needed her, she would “absolutely” do it.
Nurse Vinson also covered the same territory with CNN’s Don Lemon. Watch :