A former supervisor of the controversial pick said he created "stress and acrimony" over his opinions on the effectiveness of masks, lockdowns and vaccines.
Dr. Vivek Murthy said he's a parent "first" and questioned if he did all he could to protect his daughter.
"Does the Florida governor agree that Trump's Operation Warp Speed was successful or not?" David Jolly asked Friday.
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said that social media companies should do more to root out misinformation.
In a statement sent to Newsweek, DeSantis's office said the governor is not considering appointing a different candidate to replace Lapado at this time.
"We have to work on both fronts," Murthy said on ABC News Sunday. "That is the only way the pandemic will end."
Jerome Adams, Vivek Murthy's predecessor, said he's against allowing vaccinated individuals to go maskless in all situations.
"It's not enough...I'm asking these companies to step up and take responsibility for what's happening on their side," said Vivek Murthy.
According to data collected from the CDC over the past four weeks, the states with the highest proportions of the Delta variant are Missouri at 29.9 percent, Colorado at 12.2 percent, and New Jersey at 10.2 percent.
Murthy's son proved an enjoyable distraction for the CBS This Morning hosts during Wednesday's show.
"I'm hoping she doesn't have to spend New Year's in a hallway because the beds are full. What you do matters, even beyond COVID...," U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on Thursday.
"This accomplished team of leaders will bring the highest level of integrity, scientific rigor, and crisis-management experience to one of the toughest challenges America has ever faced," Biden said.
Jerome Adams' comments on Monday resembled ones made days earlier by President Donald Trump, which Fauci disagreed with.
Jerome Adams told viewers that the government is "not trying to take away your freedoms."
"Here's the challenge, if you make something mandatory, particularly for the younger age groups we are talking about, many of them will rebel and do the exact opposite," U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said while appearing on NBC's Today.
"You need to understand if you're living with someone who is at risk, because the last thing you'd want to do is go out and protest and then bring coronavirus home to your vulnerable loved ones, and have them ultimately succumb to it," Jerome Adams said.
"The coronavirus is not a state issue. It doesn't follow or respect state borders," Chris Wallace explained.
"My advice to America would be these guidelines are a national stay-at-home order," Adams said while appearing on NBC's 'Today.' "They're guidelines that say that 'look the more we social distance the more we stay at home, the less spread of disease there will be.'"
Dr. Jerome Adams' remarks came as the country reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases worldwide.
Jerome Adams told Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham that too many people were out there "doing the wrong things."
TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz touted a clinically unproven drug combination as a potential "treatment" for the coronavirus Monday on Fox & Friends—and less than an hour later the U.S. Surgeon General appeared to warn viewers against seeking dubious remedies.
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"We really need to lean into protecting our most vulnerable—people with chronic and severe medical conditions, especially the elderly because we know that they are most at risk," Surgeon General Jerome Adams said.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and HHS Secretary Alex Azar, both Trump-appointed officials with drug company ties, issued a national warning Thursday about marijuana legalization and increasing potency.
The teenager was hooked up to a breathing machine and had her lungs drained of fluid.
The last Surgeon General advisory was issued in 2005 and involved warning expecting mothers about the dangers of alcohol.