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White House Plans Parties Amid Warnings to Hunker Down

Melania Trump will host 'holiday reception,' with other parties to follow

(Newser) - Health officials have been issuing warnings against traveling and gathering for the holidays in the midst of a coronavirus surge across the US, but 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue doesn't seem fazed by the cautionary advice. Despite the White House's own issues with COVID-19 after an indoor election night party... More »

Surgeon General Cited for Visiting Closed Hawaii Park

Jerome Adams told cops he wasn't aware of rule

(Newser) - The US surgeon general was cited for being in a closed Hawaii park in August while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. A Honolulu police officer cited Jerome Adams after seeing him with two men... More »

Surgeon General: Trump Is 'Trying' to Change His Take on Masks

Jerome Adams appears on CBS' Face the Nation

(Newser) - Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday the Trump administration is "trying to correct" its guidance from earlier in the coronavirus epidemic that wearing face coverings was not necessary, the AP reports. With virus cases surging and many states and cities now issuing orders to wear masks in public, Adams... More »

Surgeon General on Floyd: 'That Could Have Been Me'

Jerome Adams talks to Politico podcast about the Minneapolis death

(Newser) - One fact in particular stood out to Surgeon General Jerome Adams about George Floyd: He was a 46-year-old black man, just like Adams. "I really do think that could have been me," Adams tells the Politico Pulse Check podcast. And the same is true for many African-Americans, he... More »

'This Is Going to Be the Hardest and Saddest Week'

Surgeon General Jerome Adams and Dr. Anthony Fauci hit the Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - The US surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning "this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly." The public was advised separately by... More »

CDC: How to Make a Mask in 45 Seconds

Surgeon General Jerome Adams is here to help

(Newser) - The CDC wants everyday Americans to mask up in public, and because it wants us to save the N95 masks for health care workers, it is here to show you how to make a cloth mask out of everyday items you can readily find in your quarantine misery and put... More »

Blood Donation Rules Changed—Likely for Good

New policy for gay men expected to stay in place

(Newser) - The US government Thursday eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men and other key groups because of a drop in the nation's blood supply triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration's new policy aims to allow tens of thousands more Americans to give blood,... More »

Elective Surgeries? Cancel Them, Surgeon General Says

Operations could spread coronavirus and tie up staff, Adams says

(Newser) - The surgeon general is asking hospitals to postpone elective surgeries. Operations risk spreading the coronavirus through the hospital, Jerome Adams warned Saturday, Politico reports, and tie up medical personnel who could be needed to deal with the outbreak. "Hospital & healthcare systems, PLEASE CONSIDER STOPPING ELECTIVE PROCEDURES until we... More »

Doctor on Board? Yes, the Surgeon General

Jerome Adams helps unconscious passenger

(Newser) - A reminder that the US surgeon general is himself a doctor: Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, assisted someone on a Delta Air Lines jet as he prepared to fly Wednesday to Jackson, Miss. It seems a person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and... More »

'Lifesaving' Item the Surgeon General Wants Us to Carry

Jerome Adams wants more Americans to keep naloxone on hand to prevent fatal overdoses

(Newser) - The US' chief doctor wants more Americans to carry the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams was to speak about the new public health advisory Thursday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in... More »

Trump Surgeon General Pick Fought Indiana HIV Outbreak

Jerome Adams oversaw needle exchange program

(Newser) - President Trump nominated Indiana's health commissioner to serve as the next US surgeon general on Thursday, selecting an anesthesiologist who promoted needle exchange programs while serving under Vice President Mike Pence. The White House said Trump nominated Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as the nation's chief doctor. Adams... More »

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