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Florida will need to replace surgeon general during COVID-19 spike

Florida needs a new state surgeon general. The question could quickly become: Will it be easy to find someone? Scott Rivkees announced he will leave his post as surgeon general and secretary of the Florida Department of Health next month. But the move comes amid a surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Combine that with […]

US surgeon general answers public’s questions about COVID-19 vaccines

As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine, there are a number of questions being asked, like how can they sure they’re really safe, considering how quickly they were made? That’s just one of the many questions U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams answered Monday during an online session. Experts say we need around 80% to 90% […]

This is what the Surgeon General had to say about mask mandates

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday said a mask mandate would work best at local and state levels, casting doubt on how a national mandate would be enforced and saying that education is needed. As coronavirus cases surge across the US, the debate over whether to require Americans to wear a mask to slow the […]

Surgeon General encourages masks, says wearing them will give ‘more freedom’

U.S. Surgeon General said Sunday that wearing masks actually promotes freedom and keeps people safe when venturing out. In downtown Fort Myers, many people aren’t wearing masks and a lot of people don’t wanna talk about why. But one man said it’s simple: He wears a mask for his daughter. “I’ve got a daughter that […]

US Surgeon General: Face masks promote freedom

The US Surgeon General on Sunday urged people to wear face coverings, saying they will promote freedom during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Jerome Adams pushed back on the idea that face coverings infringe on freedoms, saying they’re important to slow the spread of coronavirus and reopen the economy. “Some feel face coverings infringe on their freedom […]