Surgeon General Nominee Wants To Lead With Science, But In A ‘Sympathetic’ Way
Jerome Adams, Indiana’s state health commissioner and the nominee for surgeon general, defends his approach to health care at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
Jerome Adams Promises To Put Science Ahead Of Politics As Surgeon General
Jerome Adams, Indiana’s state health commissioner, pledged Tuesday to put science ahead of politics if he becomes the next surgeon general. But while science is critical, Adams told senators at his confirmation hearing, it has to be applied in a “sympathetic and empathetic way.” (Groppe, 8/1)
Surgeon General Nominee, Asked About Gun Violence, Treads Carefully
At a hearing Tuesday for five of President Trump’s nominees at the Department of Health and Human Services, a long contentious issue briefly flared: the public health threat posed by gun violence. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) asked Dr. Jerome Adams, Trump’s nominee for surgeon general, what the surgeon general can do to stem gun violence. It was a notable moment because Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general, saw his confirmation delayed for a year because of his support for gun-control laws. (Joseph, 8/1)