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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy In Miami To Address Gender Dysphoria, Lend Support To LGBTQ+ Community

MIAM(CBSMiami) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy says there must be compassion for the LGBTQ+ community and he says he has spoken with members of that community who feel threatened by recent rules and regulations passed in different parts of the country. Murthy, a graduate of Miami Palmetto Senior High School, met with health care workers at Jackson Memorial Hospital and was in South Florida for a listening session with LGBTQ+ youth and college students and was here for a commencement address at Miami Dade College. Murthy told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “I want to say as a doctor foremost I was...
MIAMI, FL
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At SXSW, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy takes on loneliness, polarization

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy was supposed to speak on the topic "American Revival: Rebuilding Public Trust through Connection" during his appearance at South by Southwest. He and moderator Sewell Chan, editor in chief of the Texas Tribune, talked about a different pandemic: the pandemic of loneliness. Chan and...
AUSTIN, TX

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Sees Polarization as a Public Health Issue

As Surgeon General of the United States, serving previously under Barack Obama and currently under President Biden, Dr. Vivek Murthy has had to navigate a host of public health emergencies: Ebola, Zika, the opioid epidemic, the Flint water crisis, and now, of course, the pandemic. Yet throughout both of his terms, Dr. Murthy—who is still just 44—has presented not the hardened exterior of someone worn down by catastrophe, but the measured, sympathetic bedside manner of a doctor deeply concerned with his holistic approach to our country’s well-being. He has spoken out about the mental health crisis among young people; he wrote a book titled Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World; and on a podcast episode last December, he recited the first five lines of a Mary Oliver poem from memory before asking how we can “tip the scales in the world away from fear and toward love.” Those expansive ideas about wellbeing have signaled a refreshingly modern approach to the office of surgeon general, but they are coming at a time when our nation remains as divided as ever on fundamental issues of physical health. How can we move our country toward a deeper understanding of wellness when we can’t even agree on masks, vaccines, and whether the coronavirus is real? We called up Dr. Murthy to ask.
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and family test positive for Covid

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy on Friday announced that he and his entire immediate family have tested positive for Covid-19. Murthy, his wife Alice and their five-year-old son, all of whom are vaccinated and boosted, fell ill several days after his four-year-old daughter did, the Surgeon General said in a series of tweets.
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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has COVID

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has COVID, the government official announced Friday. "My 5-year-old son, my wife Alice, and I have all tested positive for COVID-19," Murthy wrote on Twitter, at the start of a lengthy thread. "Our son has a runny nose and low-grade fever but is otherwise eating, drinking, playing with his sister, and watching his favorite cartoons." Murthy's 4-year-old daughter, who was the first to test positive, is also doing well.
PUBLIC HEALTH

Coronavirus: U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy tests positive for COVID-19

Days after his daughter tested positive for the virus, the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, said that he has also tested positive for COVID-19. Murthy said on Twitter, “Update: my 5 year old son, my wife Alice, and I have all tested positive for COVID-19. Our son has a runny nose and low grade fever but is otherwise eating, drinking, playing with his sister, and watching his favorite cartoons.”
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