Thursday, July 6, 2017

A Competent and Qualified Doctor May Have Been Appointed Surgeon General

Pence and Trump Cannot Do Everything Bad – As Much as They May Try

Lost in the tweetgate wars was the announcement that Dr. Jerome Adams has been named to be the next Surgeon General.  To the surprise of everyone he looks qualified.

Dr. Adams, who is married and has three children, received bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and biopsychology from the University of Maryland in 1997. He then earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley, and a medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

And people that should know do like him.

Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, who was at the Food and Drug Administration in the Obama administration, said Dr. Adams was a great choice.
“I think it’s great to have a state health officer as surgeon general because it’s a job that really defies politics,” said Dr. Sharfstein, who is now an associate dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “From everything I’ve seen, Dr. Adams is a very serious and capable physician and public health official. This is an opportunity to speak to the problems as they are and not as they are viewed through an ideological prism.”
Of course, the reason the job was open was typical Trump and conservative malice.

He would replace Sylvia Trent-Adams, who has been acting surgeon general since Mr. Trump ousted Dr. Vivek Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration. . . . It was Dr. Murthy’s stance against gun violence that appeared to have led to his dismissal.

Wow, somebody loses their job because they opposed gun violence.  Next thing you know people will be chastised and lose their jobs for supporting faith, hope and charity.

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