It’s being reported this morning that Biden has tapped a transgender to be his Assistant Health Secretary:
Joe Biden just picked Dr. Rachel Levine of Pennsylvania to be his Assistant Health Secretary.
What are your thoughts on the pick? pic.twitter.com/f8SLSVKBab
— Dr. David Samadi, MD (@drdavidsamadi) January 19, 2021
I can just imagine all the ‘thoughts’ Dr. Amadi is getting on Levine. Steven Tyler is probably at the top of the list, LOL!
But noticing that ‘Rachel Levine’ is really a man is not the most controversial issue with this pick:
Incoming President Joe Biden’s pick for Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services came under fire in her home state of Pennsylvania for routinely sending COVID-positive patients back to nursing homes, where they spread the illness.
Dr. Rachel Levine, a gender-nonconforming male who identifies as transgender and uses female pronouns, defended her policy of sending elderly patients back to their nursing homes after receiving treatment.
In Levine’s post as Department of Health Secretary for Pennsylvania, Levine said “They contracted the virus in the facility. So it doesn’t mean they were bringing it to the facility. The virus was already there.”
However, for State Senator Doug Mastriano, this was not a good explanation for why COVID patients were returned to nursing homes to infect more people, and he called for Levine’s resignation on May 11.
In May, Levine pulled her own mother out of a nursing home rather than leave her to be subjected to her own policies. “My mother requested and my sister and I as her children comply to move her to another location,” Levine said at a press conference. “During the COVID-19 outbreak. My mother is 95 years old. She is very intelligent and more than competent to make her own decisions.” This was not an option afforded to the 10,022 nursing home residents in the state who died from the virus.
Mastriano said “These failings are compounded by being complicit in the virus spreading through our elder care homes, triggered by unscientific and illogical directives, forcing them to readmit COVID-19 patients.”
Mastriano believed that it was Levine’s order that led to more COVID deaths in Pennsylvania nursing homes. “Let me state this clearly,” he said, “this order by Secretary Levine is responsible for the deaths of approximately 2,500 of our citizens, and displays the gross incompetence of someone unfit for office. The bottom line is Secretary Levine has failed to protect our most vulnerable population.”
Not only did Levine send COVID patients back to nursing homes, just like Governor Cuomo did in New York, Levine then gave his mom special treatment by putting her out of the COVID nursing homes! And yet this is who Biden picks to be Assistant Health Secretary?
It’s going to be a very long four years.