Ebola survivor Amber Vinson defends decision to fly

November 6, 2014 12:40 PM

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(NBC NEWS) -- Just days after her Oct. 28 release from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital following treatment for the Ebola virus, nurse Amber Vinson tells TODAY's Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview that she felt "terrible" about media outlets later labeling her as careless and reckless.

"I'm an [Intensive Care Unit] nurse; I embrace protocol and guidelines and structure, because in my day-to-day nursing, it is a matter of life and death, and I respect that fact," she said. "I would never go outside of guidelines or boundaries or something directly from the [Centers for Disease Cont...

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