Former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams
claimed that he struggled to find employment after serving as America’s top
doctor under former President Donald Trump. His wife, Lacey Adams claimed that
Jerome is facing the ‘Trump Effect’.
In an interview with the Washington
Post, Adam said, “People still are afraid to touch anything that is
associated with Trump. The Trump hangover is still impacting me in
His wife Lacey also claimed in an interview that she
actually hated Trump and didn’t want her husband to be part of his
administration. “It was a lot harder than he thought to find a landing spot
because of the Trump Effect”, she said.
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is Jerome Adams?
Jerome Adams was
born on September 22, 1974, in Maryland, United States to Richard and Edrena
Adams. He grew up on their family farm.
He graduated from
Chopticon High School, Maryland in 1992 and completed his bachelor’s from the
University of Maryland Baltimore County. He has earned a degree in biochemistry
and one in biopsychology. He attended the Indiana School of Medicine for a
medical degree and also studied Master’s in Public Health at the University
of California, Berkeley in 2000. Adams has also studied in Netherlands and
Adams started his
medical career by privately practicing at the Ball Memorial Hospital, after
which he joined as an Assistant Professor of anesthesiology at Indiana University.
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In 2014, Adams was
appointed as Indiana State Health Commissioner by Governor Mike Pence. He was re-appointed
in 2017 by Governor Eric Holcomb.
Adams was nominated
by President Donald Trump in 2017 as Surgeon General of the United States. Upon
his selection, he claimed to address the opioid epidemic and untreated mental illness
as his main priority. He was asked to step down from his position when Joe
Biden took the office. His place was taken by American physician Vivek Murthy.
During the Covid-19
pandemic, Adams was appointed to the task force. His comparison of the pandemic
with the flu was criticized by experts.
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He has been a part of several controversies,
including the time when he urged people not to buy or use masks during the
pandemic, or when he said that African-Americans were more at risk of Covid.
His assertions were criticized by health experts who claimed them to be
baseless and misleading.
Adams joined Purdue
University in 2021 as a Presidential Fellow and a professor in the Department
of Pharmacy Practice and Public Health.
Jerome Adams is married to Lacey Adams. They have three children.