Vivek Murthy

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COVID-19 is going to continue to change: Dr. Murthy

25 Jan 2021

COVID-19 is going to continue to change: Dr. Murthy

Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy, 43, US President Joe Biden's pick for Surgeon General, on Sunday said that the deadly COVID-19 is going to "continue to change" and the country has to be ready to deal with the crisis, calling for better genomic surveillance and more investment in contact tracing.

Joe Biden names Indian-American as co-chair of coronavirus task force

10 Nov 2020

Joe Biden names Indian-American as co-chair of coronavirus task force

Keeping his promise of acting on the coronavirus pandemic as soon as he takes office, US President-elect Joe Biden formed a task force, which will guide his administration.

Coronavirus: US only nation to report over 10 million cases

09 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: US only nation to report over 10 million cases

In a grim turn of events, the United States became the first nation where coronavirus cases have trumped the ten million mark; the tally stands at 10,288,480. The powerful country has so far lost 243,768 to the contagious disease.

Coronavirus: US reports record single-day spike of 128k new cases

08 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: US reports record single-day spike of 128k new cases

As the United States has been more focused on the Presidential elections this past week, the COVID-19 situation has worsened.

Two Indian-Americans among 38 'Great Immigrants' awardees this time

01 Jul 2017

Two Indian-Americans among 38 'Great Immigrants' awardees this time

Two prominent Indian-Americans are among a list of 38 immigrants who will be honored this year for their contributions to the American culture and economy.

Indian-origin Surgeon General Vivek Murthy dismissed

23 Apr 2017

Indian-origin Surgeon General Vivek Murthy dismissed

Indian-origin Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who was appointed by the Obama Administration has been asked to leave by the Trump administration.

E-cigarettes now a public health threat, according to Surgeon General

10 Dec 2016

E-cigarettes now a public health threat, according to Surgeon General

A new report released by the Surgeon General of the United States includes e-cigarettes as a major health threat to the public.