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Surgeon General Argues Against Federal Mask Rule

The Washington Post reports: Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on Monday cited the controversy over sending federal troops into Portland, Ore., to protect federal property as he argued against imposing a federal mandate on wearing masks as a means to combat the novel coronavirus. During an appearance on Fox News, Adams championed wearing masks but sided with President Trump when …

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Surgeon General: Wears Masks To Have More Freedom

Talking Points Memo f: Surgeon General Jerome Adams told NBC host Craig Melvin on “Today” that the most important thing a person who may be going to a public gathering can do is wear a face mask or covering. “As we talk about Fourth of July and independence, it’s important to understand that if we all wear these, we will …

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Surgeon General: Wear Masks To Have “More Freedom”

The New York Post reports: Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday encouraged people to wear a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus — saying the face coverings don’t infringe on Americans’ “freedom” and will help to get the economy up and running. The surgeon general had originally said in February that masks are “not effective” to prevent transmission, …

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Surgeon General: George Floyd “Could Have Been Me”

“I look at him and I really do think that could have been me. That could be me, pulled over for speeding five miles over the speed limit. That could be me with a busted tail light. “That could be me who is just seen as a black man and not as the surgeon general of the United States — …

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Surgeon General Expects COVID Surge After Protests

Politico reports: There will likely be a new rash of coronavirus cases following widespread protests this weekend over racism and the death of George Floyd — but people’s concerns need to be heard, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said in an interview. “I remain concerned about the public health consequences both of individual and institutional racism [and] people out protesting in …

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Surgeon General Subtweets: Always Consult Doctors

“A reminder to all Americans- PLEASE always talk to your health provider first before administering any treatment/ medication to yourself or a loved one. “Your safety is paramount, and doctors and nurses are have years of training to recommend what’s safe and effective.” – Surgeon General Jerome Adams, tweeting to his 800,000 followers. For those unaware, a subtweet is a …

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WH Secretly Acquired Masks While Discouraging Use

The Washington Post reports: In mid-March, a National Security Council team rushed to fix what they saw as a threat to the U.S. government’s ability to function amid the advancing pandemic: a lack of masks to protect enough staff on the White House complex. Alarmed by the small cache and the growing signs of an acute shortage of protective gear …

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams: This Will Be “Hardest And Saddest Week In Most Americans’ Lives” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: The US surgeon general on Sunday warned Americans that the coming week will be the “hardest and the saddest” in most people’s lives due to the coronavirus pandemic — comparing it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. “It’s tragically fitting that we’re talking at the beginning of Holy Week because this is going to be the …

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Surgeon General: White House Coronavirus Guidelines Should Be Considered As National Stay-At-Home Order

The Hill reports: Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that the White House coronavirus guidelines should be interpreted as a national stay-at-home order. “My advice to America would be that these guidelines are a national stay-at-home order,” he said on NBC’s “Today” show. His comment was in response to a question about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who has said …

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Surgeon General To Hospitals: Stop Elective Surgeries

Axios reports: U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams is asking hospitals to consider stopping elective surgeries as the coronavirus spreads. Some hospitals already had started canceling or postponing elective surgeries, MarketWatch writes. UCSF Health hospitals are postponing up to 7,000 appointments a day. Doctors have noted high risk or elderly patients are currently canceling elective surgeries, such as knee replacements, that …

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