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Biden Surgeon General Pick Promises Clear Scientific Messaging (2)

Feb. 25, 2021, 4:54 PMUpdated: Feb. 25, 2021, 5:47 PM

Two top HHS nominees pledged to focus on science and public health Thursday as a way to clear up U.S. confusion about Covid-19 vaccines and other pandemic questions.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee heard testimony from Vivek Murthy, President Joe Biden’s the surgeon general pick, and Rachel Levine, the White House nominee for assistant secretary of health.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the committee’s top Republican, stopped short of saying he’d support the nominees. “The question before us today is are both of you prepared and qualified to take on the roles and responsibilities required,” he said. “I ...

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