#Vivek Murthy

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Dr Vivek Murthy, nominated as US's Surgeon General by President Joe Biden, has told lawmakers that his first and foremost priority would be to turn the COVID-19 pandemic around. (AFP Photo)

  • Murthy was speaking during his confirmation hearing by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Pensions Committee
  • "I'm back.. is because my priority, first and foremost, is to address COVID to turn this pandemic around": Vivek Murthy
  • Issues such as mental health and substance use disorders have worsened amid pandemic, Murthy said

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Dr Vivek Murthy was nominated on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • 43-year-old Murthy served as Surgeon General during the Obama administration
  • This will be his second time serving as America’s Doctor: Biden
  • He will be a key public voice on our COVID-19 response, said Biden