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Vivek Murthy

U.S. surgeon general

In his second stint as surgeon general — he served under President Obama as well — Vivek Murthy has had to focus on a variety of pandemic-related issues, from fighting health misinformation to promoting Covid-19 mitigation strategies to the public to boosting the supply of Covid treatments. One particular concern: the acute mental health crisis affecting the nation’s youth. In an advisory issued in early December, Murthy said that the crisis predated the pandemic, but has been exacerbated by it, and he urged that a number of steps be taken to protect youth mental health. “We can’t wait until after the pandemic is over,” he told one interviewer.  

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