| March 16, 2022
A male is among the winners of USA Today’s “Woman of the Year” award. You read that correctly.
It’s a stunning indictment of the radically bizarre society we live in and the reality of the science-denying norms the Left is trying to force on everyone else.
Rachel Levine, 64, was born as Richard Levine before transitioning in 2011 and is USA Today’s “Woman of the Year” — meaning that one of the most accomplished women in the country was a man for 54 years.
Levine, the current U.S. assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was named “Woman of the Year” for allegedly being one of the “women across the country who have made a significant impact.”
But an objective analysis of Levine’s time in office shows minimal, if any, impact — with most of it actually being negative.
“I really feel that everything I’ve ever done, whether it was in academic medicine, in education, in clinical research, seeing my patients in my role in public health, in Pennsylvania and now my role nationally has all led to this moment in terms of helping the nation through this greatest public health crisis that we have faced in over a hundred years,” Levine said.
So then, what has Levine has done to help the nation, other than be among those responsible for a record-breaking loss of life? As part of the administration that saw the worst pandemic numbers in history — and whose nomination by President Joe Biden was followed by deterioration and not an improvement in the situation — there is little to be pleased about Levine’s tenure. Cases and deaths due to COVID-19 increased, and Levine, like HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra (hey, remember that guy?) has played a completely forgettable role, if any at all.
Levine’s state-level work was equally unremarkable. When Levine served as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the state was fifth-worst in the country for COVID-related deaths and the seventh-highest for confirmed cases. Many senior citizens died specifically because of Levine’s disastrous decision to mandate that “nursing homes readmit” COVID-19 patients. Congress even wrote a letter expressing concern over Levine’s leadership and policies, which were supposedly responsible for “at least 63% of statewide deaths” in Pennsylvania.
Levine was also embroiled in controversy for one of the early cases of flagrant COVID-19 hypocrisy. Levine removed his own mother, a 95-year-old woman, from a nursing home to a luxury hotel, even while forcing nursing homes to readmit COVID-19 patients and infect everyone else’s elderly parents living there.
So, what exactly did Levine do to be honored? Aside from identifying as transgender, there isn’t much to point to. But USA Today has embraced the idea that not only do you not have to be good at your job to become “Woman of the Year” but you also don’t even have to be a woman.