Former US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams called on politicians, including President Biden and former President Trump, to “put the politics away” and encourage Covid-19 vaccination.
“I'm calling on President Biden to stop blaming everything that happened in the pandemic on Trump, and I'm calling on President Trump and all Republicans to do everything they can to get people vaccinated,” Adams told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday. “On both sides, we need to put the politics away.”
Adams said he believes addressing people’s questions and concerns about the vaccine could have more of an impact on vaccine uptake.
“We’ve got to do our part and make sure we don't demonize people, that we speak to their mistrust, that we show them that we care and then they'll care what we know,” added Adams, who was surgeon general under Trump.
“I would like to see President Trump and everyone else out there who's in a position to influence people encourage those individuals to get vaccinated.”