This morning Joe Biden announced that he's offered the position of Chief Medical Advisor to Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the cabinet position Surgeon General to Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served in the same position in the Obama administration.
Which got me thinking: What's the difference between these two positions? Aren't all the Cabinet members the President's chief advisor on the matters pertaining to their departments?
And during the coronavirus pandemic, why haven't we heard from the Surgeon General very much at all? It seems like he would have been a natural candidate to lead the COVID-19 Task Force, rather than the Vice President. And the medical experts we usually heard from were Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.