We were fortunate to have former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy join us for an update on Covid-19 Sunday, March 15.
He provided an overview of the current situation surrounding the corona virus, as well as answered several questions from our community on some common sense steps to take to stop the spread of the virus, and what to expect next.
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As Dr. Murthy explains, by thinking of others and checking in with each other during this time of social distancing, we have the potential to come out of this situation stronger than before.
Related to this topic, check out his new book that will be out in April 2020, which discusses loneliness as a public health concern: Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from December 15, 2014 to April 21, 2017.
As America’s Doctor, Dr. Murthy created initiatives to tackle our country’s most urgent public health issues. He chose areas of focus that were raised by people across America during his inaugural listening tour. Highlights included:
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health – the nation’s first Surgeon General’s Report presenting the latest scientific data on addiction and issuing a call to action to the nation to recognize addiction as a chronic illness and not a moral failing.
TurnTheTideRx: The Surgeon General’s Call to End the Opioid Crisis – In 2016, Dr. Murthy sent a letter to 2.3 million health care professionals urging them join a movement to tackle the opioid epidemic. This was first time in the history of the office that a Surgeon General had issued a letter calling the medical profession to action.
Surgeon General’s Report on E-cigarette Use Among Youth – First federal report on e-cigarettes, highlighting the health risks of e-cigarette use for youth
Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities – Launched efforts to increase physical activity in communities across the country, including a two-week public-private partnership with Fitbit that engaged over 600,000 people to take an industry record-setting 60 billion steps.
Get Vaccinated with the Surgeon General and Elmo: Partnered with Elmo in a popular video that demystifies vaccines for parents and children
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