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Pennsylvania Health Secretary Under Fire for Moving Mother Out of Care Home as Coronavirus Deaths Rise

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Under Fire for Moving Mother Out of Care Home as Coronavirus Deaths Rise

In February, she ordered long-term care facilities “to continue to accept coronavirus patients who had been discharged from hospitals but unable to return to their homes.”

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine has come under fire for moving her mother out of a personal care home as deaths skyrocket in those homes and nursing homes from the Wuhan coronavirus.

From Newsweek:

Outbreaks in Pennsylvania long-term care facilities make up nearly 70 percent of the state’s coronavirus-related deaths and 21 percent of the state’s positive cases of the virus.

In a Wednesday press conference, Levine announced that of the 58,698 confirmed cases statewide, 12,408 cases are among residents of long-term facilities, including nursing homes and personal care homes. Of the total 3,943 deaths in Pennsylvania, 2,705 have occurred in residents in long-term facilities.

It’s important to note that personal care homes do not fall under Levine’s department.

However, some have thought of the message it sends to people “when a close relative of the person tasked with overseeing those types of facilities doesn’t choose to stay in one.”

It doesn’t help that Levine ordered these long-term facilities “to continue to accept coronavirus patients who had been discharged from hospitals but unable to return to their homes.”

Plus, quite a few public health officials recommend families do not remove people from long-term care facilities:

Most public health officials advise against removing family members from elder care facilities because many residents require a level of care that may not be feasible outside those settings. Similarly, if the individual is moved into a multi-generational household, they could be at greater risk of exposure than if they remained confined to a room at a nursing facility with fewer contacts.

“Moving an older adult from a long-term care center is risky and could have long-lasting impacts,” geriatrician David Gifford, chief medical officer of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, told AARP.


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2smartforlibs | May 14, 2020 at 4:21 pm

You let an individual that’s this confused run your state health??

GeorgeCrosley | May 14, 2020 at 4:32 pm

I knew that woman was really a dude. Oddities like this have a proclivity for insinuating themselves into responsible positions.

“Send them back to the nursing homes. Those places are equipped. They all have ECUs.”

ECU = Eternal Care Units

Doug Schoen in a wig

Dantzig93101 | May 14, 2020 at 4:41 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words. Behold the fall of civilization.

“You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” — Ayn Rand

Depends what the definition of “is” is.

Please don’t call that it a she. That is reinforcing mental illness.

Some hogs are more equal than others.

inspectorudy | May 14, 2020 at 5:09 pm

OMG! I can NEVER unsee that!

it may be dangerous to move a patient out, but it may be even more dangerous to let a patient stay, if the care home is forced to let back patients who may still be contagious.

    Petrushka in reply to daniel. | May 14, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Contrast with deSantis who prohibited nursing homes from taking CV patients, and who had homes designated for care of the sick.

    Florida has quite a few old people, and a small fraction of the nursing home deaths compared to NY or Penn.

    jmt9455 in reply to daniel. | May 14, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    do what we say or you are cowards, selfish & betrayers…

    dont do what we do…

Dangerous loon. Belongs in a mental institution.

HER mother? Come on. We don’t have to play the left’s pronoun game. We only help further their twisted agenda by doing so.

What kind of doctor is he?

    Observer in reply to Anchovy. | May 14, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Specializes in pediatric medicine. Taught pediatrics and psychiatry at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and was chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders.

Anacleto Mitraglia | May 14, 2020 at 5:36 pm

Boy, the dems have some talent scouts.

I have better hair than RayRay and he looks like a damned freak.

that’s a man, baby!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to redc1c4. | May 14, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Like that famous rock song, “Dude looks like a……

    Oh Hades like a Democrat!

iconotastic | May 14, 2020 at 6:11 pm

This disturbed individual became all unglued when a reporter referred to him as ‘sir’. I am certain the good citizens of Pennsylvania feel better knowing that a man pretending to be a woman who has so much responsibility is so easily upset.

Is it a Man or Woman? I can’t tell!

I won’t be too hard on Mr. Levine. He is probably taking his mother out of a nursing home in a last bid to win her forgiveness for making himself a sterile eunuch rather than remaining a son who could give her some grandchildren and carry on the name of her beloved husband. Clearly, it is safer for an elderly relative to be in an adult child’s home rather than in a nursing facility where social distancing is impossible and germs galore are floating around. If Mr. Levine can do this for his mother, and perhaps put out the extra $$$ for at-home care, he is doing what he can for an aged parent, since he’s already made it impossible for their line to continue through him.

Why do I make this judgment? No matter what your baby boomer and older parents say for the benefit of lurking and listening PeeCeePolice, and old woman wants her grandkids, and an old man is gratified to see his biological line continued.

    Observer in reply to Kepha H. | May 14, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    He gave her grandchildren already. He was born Richard Levine, and he married while in medical school and fathered two children with his wife, whom he divorced in 2013.

      Kepha H in reply to Observer. | May 15, 2020 at 11:32 pm

      What a confused, selfish nebbich. His wife probably feels deeply cheated (no matter what she’ll say publicly for the PeeCeePoliccee), and he probably left his kids with issues that could’ve been avoided.

      But I’m sure he’s affirmed 24-7 by a crowd of people who are both confused themselves, fearful of the PeeCeePolicee themselves, or both.

When I first saw the picture I said to myself, “Man, that is one ugly woman”.

Well, I was half right.

Blackgriffin | May 14, 2020 at 6:48 pm

That’s a man.

kenoshamarge | May 14, 2020 at 6:50 pm

I looked at that picture and thought, “this has got to be a joke.” But it wasn’t.

A freak “he” who thinks it’s a “she” is making medical decisions for the state of Pennsylvania?

This whole “trans” things has gone way too far. They are sick individuals whose own DNA proves their claims wrong.

I don’t want freaks like that making medical decisions for anyone. It’s just sick. Ewww

poor ralph…. he moved his mom (or was it his dad?)

today, who the hell knows…

bizarre penna wolf & his demon-rat companions…

healthguyfsu | May 14, 2020 at 7:10 pm

Some Aerosmith from a less PC era is just waiting to be blasted in that room.

Close The Fed | May 14, 2020 at 7:11 pm

All the comments above are interesting, and some entertaining, but the serious question is:

What are the consequences to such officials (governors and health directors) who mandate the death of nursing home residents by ordering that those with the Chinese virus be admitted into said facilities?

In this “emergency” is there any criminal law that can be applied to these self-annointed ones, for ensuring the deaths of old people by the thousands? Negligent homicide? Manslaughter?

I’m no criminal lawyer, but them getting away with this is disgraceful. These kinds of utterly perverse decisions are Nuremberg-type decisions – especially when there were ALTERNATIVES – home, the javits center, the U.S.N.S. Comfort, etc. These are crimes against these old people.

How did the Nuremberg trials get rolling?

The immortal Lou Reed captured it best:

“Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.,
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.,
Plucked her eyebrows on the way,
Shaved her legs and then he was a she,
She says, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,”
Said, “Hey honey, take a walk on the wild side”…

LI, please don’t cave to PC pronoun police.
Dr. Levine is a He/XY.

Pathological tranny narcissism has really gone too far.

Out of curiosity I googled the good doctor and came across this amusing factoid about Dr Rachel Levine’s background…

She attended the all-boys’ college prep Belmont Hill School, where she played lineman on the football team.

That is one ugly woman.


Back in the day what he is doing would have been considered perverse.

Now it evidently checks a box and gets you a cushy Government Job.

Not sure how the poor choice in wigs plays into this.


It’s disappointing to hear Tucker and Ingraham refer to this guy with female pronouns. How can we win the culture war if we cowtow to Democrat fantasy? And how can someone who doesn’t understand science or biology be the head doctor for an entire state? LOL!

Regardless of whether she is actually a man or a woman, unless the topic of discussion is her sex, it’s simply common courtesy to address her as she prefers, and it’s pointlessly rude to do otherwise. Speaking of her in the feminine doesn’t mean one believes she is a woman, it just means she’s being treated as if she were one because that’s what she prefers and it harms no one to humor her. Even Ben Shapiro does that. He only calls “trans-women” men if that is directly the topic, so he can’t make his point without being unavoidably rude.

    DSHornet in reply to Milhouse. | May 15, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Understand your point, but the question is larger than pulling her/his mom out of a brick-and-mortar petri dish. The greater question is one of her/his judgment generally speaking. If the citizens of Pennsylvania think this person’s decisions can’t be trusted then this person isn’t effective at the job and is qualified for replacement.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 15, 2020 at 7:58 am

More Corruption from the Keystones State.

Want to bet the businesses getting a shut down waiver are run by Democrats?

PA Officials Abruptly Revoked Business Waivers After Republicans Questioned Shadowy Process

The Secretary of Health is totally confused about his/her gender, but the a Governor feels it’s qualified to make major health decisions for the citizens of Pa. one more reason for the Governor Wolf to be re-called. He’s demonstrated a total absence of competence to make critical decisions.

OH, MY LORD? IF you were to look-up “FUGLY” in WEBSTERS, this THINGS picture W/ a destroy label would be the FIRST thing you see. GOOODNESS! I bet “it” has to slip up on a mirror and GLASS of water. Mind you I HAVE broken several mirrors myself.

All these bureaucrats are self-seeking crooks.

MattLauersNob | May 15, 2020 at 10:34 am

The worst part is that HE, not she, argued it was 95 year old mom that suggested the move. Suuure.

He did this at the same time he was telling nursing homes they were compelled to accept the elderly that tested positive for Wuhan.

Dims are just plain evil.

The correct pronoun to use for the poor suckers left in nursing homes to catch covid AFTER conveniently removing her OWN mother is “DEAD”.

Damn, is she gorgeous

Damn, is she gorgeous

Pouncekitty | May 15, 2020 at 12:11 pm

That’s a maaaaaan, baby!