As protesters took to the streets across the country expressing their anger over George Floyd’s death, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said "there is no easy prescription to heal our nation, or take away the pain people are experiencing."
Adams tweeted that"“it’s a pain I too am experiencing…because I’m black."
The US "must acknowledge & address the impact of racism on health," he said.
“We won’t fix or remove all the obstacles and stressors that are affecting people’s health and well-being — especially ones like racism — overnight. That doesn’t mean we mustn't try at all," Adams tweeted.
Adams said he will continue to work with all “who share a commitment to health,” including both protesters and police officers.
Read some of Adams' tweets: