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Dr. Jerome Adams discusses latest development on monkeypox

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Monkeypox was the topic Thursday of Dr. Jerome Adams, a medical expert and former U. S. surgeon general, on News 8 at 5 p.m. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak to be a global health emergency. Also, Marion and...
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Dr. Jerome Adams on President Biden’s positive COVID-19 test

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dr. Jerome Adams, WISH-TV’s medical expert and a former U.S. surgeon general, talked Thursday about President Biden’s positive COVID test, and what people need to know about monkeypox. The White House made an announcement Thursday that President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Jerome...
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Dr. Jerome Adams on monkeypox reports in Marion County

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dr. Jerome Adams, WISH-TV’s medical expert and a former U.S. surgeon general, talked Wednesday about the latest monkeypox news. Marion County on Wednesday reported two probable cases of monkeypox. Adams said, “It’s important for people to understand we’re going to continue to see more cases...
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Dr. Jerome Adams talks monkeypox and COVID vaccines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dr. Jerome Adams, WISH-TV’s medical expert and a former U.S. surgeon general, talked Wednesday about the latest coronavirus news as well as the latest news on monkeypox cases reported in the U.S., and COVID vaccinations for kids. Monkeypox. Adams said, “It’s important to know that...
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Dr. Jerome Adams on Pfizer versus Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for kids

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dr. Jerome Adams, WISH-TV’s medical expert and a former U.S. surgeon general, talked Monday about the latest coronavirus news. The first topic was about Riley Children’s Hospital administering Moderna shot Monday for children under the age of 5 after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines over the weekend.
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‘UnPHILtered’: Dr. Jerome Adams on Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Vaccine advisers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are backing the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for use in the United States. If it clears additional hurdles, it would become the fourth COVID-19 shot available in the states. On Thursday night’s “UnPHILtered,” News 8’s Phil Sanchez speaks...
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Dr. Jerome Adams talks about mystery illness in kids, J&J vaccine limits

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dr. Jerome Adams, WISH-TV’s medical expert and a former U.S. surgeon general, talked Monday on News 8 at 5 p.m. about a mystery illness affecting children’s livers as well as new limits on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 He says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating cases of liver failure among kids with hepatitis. Adams says it can manifest as nausea, vomiting, a dark-colored urine, and a light-colored stool, but the top symptom to pay attention to is yellowing of the skin and of the eyes.
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Dr. Jerome Adams talks about eliminating race-based medicine

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dr. Jerome Adams, WISH-TV’s medical expert and a former U.S. surgeon general, talked Wednesday about eliminating race-based medicine. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement saying: “Race-based medicine has seen pervasively interwoven into the fabric of healthcare delivery in the United States for more than 400 years. Race is a historically derived social construct that has no place as a biological proxy.”
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Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams calls for masking 'compassion'

Before there were mask requirements or recommendations or candle tests or homemade mask drives, in the very early days of the pandemic, the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams published what would become a notorious tweet: "Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if health care providers can't get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!"
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