Surgeon General Jerome Adams resigns as Biden assumes presidency

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The nation’s top doctor, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams turned in his resignation on Wednesday at the request of President Biden as the new administration sought to make a clean break from ex-President Trump’s bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Adams, a trailblazer whose reputation suffered by his association with Trump’s mercurial leadership, sought to take the high road on the way out the door as the nation’s top doctor.

“I hope in 2021 and beyond, we can focus more on what unites us, and rise above what divides us,” said Adams, who was the second Black man in history to serve as surgeon general. “Americans working together can overcome any obstacle or adversary.”

Biden’s transition team informed Adams that the incoming president planned to ask for his resignation as soon as Wednesday.... (Read more)