Xavier Becerra

Transgender HHS Official Rachel Levine Named ‘First-Ever Female Four-Star Admiral’ in Public Health Corps

The Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Tuesday publicly announced that Rachel Levine, the transgender assistant secretary of health for HHS, had been named the nation’s first openly transgender four-star officer across any of the eight uniformed services of the United States. According to the press release, this makes Levin, a biological male, the “highest ranking official in the USPHS Commissioned Corps and its first-ever female four-star admiral.”

Dr. Rachel Levine (Tom Brenner - Pool / Getty)

CDC Director Shames Unvaccinated Americans: Normalcy Requires ‘All of Us to Do Our Part’ and ‘Get Vaccinated’

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued a warning on Thursday, effectively blaming unvaccinated individuals for the rapid spread of the delta variant but admitting that officials expected it to become the dominant strain in the U.S. She also suggested the U.S. turning the corner on the pandemic is contingent upon everyone doing their “part” and getting vaccinated, regardless of their reservations.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building May 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony about proposed budget estimates for the CDC in …