Surgeon General of the United States
Jerome Adams told CBS the hesitation among communities of color to take the COVID-19 vaccine "comes from a real place" but that leaders must restore trust.
Amber Ruffin blasted Jerome Adams for telling people of color to "step it up."
Jerome Adams then said he didn't mean to offend and his advice was for "all Americans." He was addressing the disproportionate rate of minority deaths.
"The reality is they also carry long-term risks to the health of users and those around them."
Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adams and then-Gov. Mike Pence wrestled with moral questions for months before approving a needle-exchange program.