Pennsylvania Democrat Secretary of Health Levine was caught quietly extracting her mother out of a nursing home and placing her in the safety of a hotel room, despite creating a policy of ordering nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients.
Thousands of elderly nursing home residents have died from COVID-19 following Secretary Levine’s disastrous policy.
When caught, Secretary Levine shifted the blame to her mother, claiming that the 95-year-old requested to be removed from the nursing home and that it was Levine’s moral duty as her child to comply.
In a May 12th, 2020 interview, a reporter from ABC 27 asked Levine, “Secretary, we’re hearing that you moved your mother from a nursing home to a hotel. What message does that send to the thousands of Pennsylvanians whose parents are in nursing homes but may be unable to move them out when the person in charge is overseeing nursing homes and is in charge of the state’s response to coronavirus moves out their own parent?”
Secretary Levine replied, “Uhmm. Well, thank you for that question. My mother requested and my sister and I, as her children complied to move her to another location during the COVID-19 outbreak. My mother is 95 years old. She is very intelligent and more than competent to make her own decisions. I remain committed to protecting residents in Pennsylvania, wherever they live and wherever they go.”
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Levine was also in the news recently for lashing out at Pittsburgh radio station host Marty Griffin after Griffin allegedly referred to Levine as “sir.” Levine is a transgender female.
Pennsylvania Republican State Senator Doug Mastriano slammed state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine for creating the deadly policy of forcing COVID-19 positive patients to be admitted back into nursing homes.
“Our Secretary of Health, Dr. Levine, decided that it’d be good to allow COVID-positive patients to be returned to elder care facilities. And as a result of that, it broke out like fire,” said Mastriano to a crowd of anti-lockdown protesters.
Mastriano continued, “We were told upfront, the Secretary knew and warned us how dangerous it was for elderly and those with preexisting conditions and unleashed heck upon our dearly beloved fathers, mothers, grandmothers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. And I think that’s unconscionable. Unacceptable. And the Secretary needs to be held accountable for that awful decision.”
State Senator Mastriano also called out Democrat Governor Tom Wolf for delaying non-COVID medical treatments while allowing abortion procedures to continue.
“We have to shut down all surgeries and electives and procedures because we can’t have anyone exposed to the virus. Meanwhile, he says abortion’s OK. The hypocrisy, the hypocrisy of this governor to allow the murder of the unborn in the midst of a crisis when he told us that he has shut everything else down. I have constituents here. One who’s about to lose may lose an eye because of this whole thing here. There has to be treated every month. Another who has breast cancer needs treatment and everything’s put on hold. But it’s OK to go and kill a baby. That’s our governor,” Sen. Mastriano said.
Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is under fire for a policy similar to Pennsylvania Secretary Levine’s that forced nursing homes in N.Y. to take back COVID-19 positive patients.
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The Democrat governor deflected responsibility by stating that nobody should be prosecuted for this and that the seniors who died of COVID were “always going to die from” the infection no matter what.
“Older people vulnerable people are going to die from this virus. That is going to happen despite whatever you do,” said Governor Cuomo.
Nursing home deaths in New York comprise 20% of all COVID-19 deaths, which equals to more than 5,000 deaths.
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