Sunday shows - Surgeon general in the spotlight as delta variant spreads

Sunday shows - Surgeon general in the spotlight as delta variant spreads
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Surgeon General Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyFDA panel endorses COVID-19 booster shots for older Americans, rejects widespread use Facebook announces crackdown on 'coordinated social harm' campaigns Biden to speak at UN general assembly in person MORE appeared on multiple political interview shows Sunday morning amid an increase in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious delta variant.

Murthy said he is "worried for what is to come" in the pandemic. 

He also discussed misinformation surrounding the virus and vaccines, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's lifting of mask guidance, a decision that has been criticized recently.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Surgeon general: 'I am worried for what is to come' in COVID-19 pandemic
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
“I am worried about what is to come because we are seeing increasing cases among the unvaccinated in particular. And while if you are vaccinated you are very well protected against hospitalization and death, unfortunately that is not true if you are not vaccinated,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told host Dana BashDana BashManchin suggests pausing talks on .5 trillion package until 2022: report House is no easy road for Biden, Democrats on .5T package Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Manchin: key energy provision of spending package 'makes no sense' MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Murthy 'concerned about what we're seeing' as COVID-19 cases surge
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
 
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said in an interview on Sunday that he is concerned about the recent COVID-19 case surge in the country. 
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'We are still seeing a proliferation of misinformation online,' surgeon general says
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“We are still seeing a proliferation of misinformation online, and we know that health misinformation harms people's health. It costs them their lives,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said.
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Surgeon general defends CDC lifting mask mandate
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“I think the CDC’s guidance around masks was intended actually to give flexibility to individuals and to localities, recognizing that in this next phase of the pandemic, as we move into more of a local and regional response based on people's vaccination rates and communities, that that guidance around what to do with mitigation measures like masks would also be tailored locally,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said.
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LA County supervisor defends reimposing mask mandate: 'It's not punishment, it's prevention'
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
 
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said in an interview on Sunday that a reimposed mask mandate in indoor public spaces is “not punishment,” but “prevention.”
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Poll shows growing worries about delta variant
By DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
 
Americans are growing increasingly concerned about the delta variant of the coronavirus and are split along party lines on President BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE's handling of the new strain, according to a new poll. 
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Surgeon general: No 'value' to locking people up over marijuana use
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
“When it comes to decriminalization, I don't think that there is value to individuals or to society to lock people up for marijuana use. I don't think that serves anybody well,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said.
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Senate Republican says he can't vote to open debate on infrastructure bill before he sees text
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
 
Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidySunday shows - Boosters in the spotlight GOP senator: Republicans will lose if they relitigate the past Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant MORE (R-La.) said on Sunday that he will not vote to open debate on a bipartisan infrastructure bill until he sees the legislation. 
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Portman rips 'arbitrary deadline of Wednesday' on infrastructure
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Republican Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname Centrist state lawmaker enters Ohio GOP Senate primary Emboldened Trump takes aim at GOP foes MORE (Ohio) criticized the decision to set a preliminary vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill for Wednesday, calling the date an “arbitrary deadline.”
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Key Republican says no IRS pay-fors in infrastructure bill
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Republican Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) on Sunday said the bipartisan infrastructure bill will not include improving IRS enforcement of existing laws as a way to fund the new investments.
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