Right-leaning actor James Woods took to Twitter on Saturday to point a mocking finger at the first “female” four-star admiral in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Health Service, Rachel Levine, over his pushing of another COVID vaccine.
“Now that I am 65, I followed [the CDC’s] new recommendation allowing an additional updated (bivalent) vaccine dose for adults ages 65 years and older,” Levine wrote on Twitter. “This also allows more flexibility for healthcare providers to administer additional doses to immunocompromised patients as needed.”
Woods quoted the tweet and wrote: “If ever one photo captured the madness of the COVID era might it be the leading male health officer of the United States wearing a skirt and getting injected in what appears to be a pediatric setting?”
If ever one photo captured the madness of the COVID era, might it be the leading male health officer of the United States wearing a skirt and getting injected in what appears to be a pediatric setting? pic.twitter.com/cR6KtDqOPk
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 20, 2023
Levine, one of Joe Biden’s most controversial appointments, has raised eyebrows a number of times in the past. In March, Levine, who is the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), pledged that the medical practice of gender transition for children will become more normalized in the near future.
During the Pediatric Grand Rounds session at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Rachel Levine spoke about the “gender-affirming care” and praised it. Levine was invited to the event to discuss the Florida Parental Rights in Education law and the political implications of gender reassignment surgery taking place at children’s hospitals, Fox News reported.
Levine also said gender-change care for minors had the “highest support” of the Biden administration.
“But I’m a positive and optimistic person, and I choose to be positive, optimistic. And I think that the wheels will turn on this,” Levine said, according to the outlet.
“I think that it’s not going to be politically advantageous. It wasn’t particularly in 2022. And so I think that as we look to all the different elections in 2024, I think the next two years are going to be challenging. But I am positive and optimistic and hopeful that the wheel will turn after that and that this issue won’t be as politically and socially such a minefield,” Levine added.
Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, who is affiliated with the Do No Harm organization, a national group of medical professionals that opposes “woke” activism in the healthcare system, stated in an interview with Fox News Digital that there is “no good evidence” to suggest that gender-altering hormones or puberty blockers improve mental health outcomes in children.
“Levine’s appearance at Connecticut Children’s Hospital praising ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors and claiming it will be fully embraced is wrong and must be countered,” Goldfarb told Fox News. “There is no good evidence that children treated with gender-altering hormones or puberty blockers have improved mental health assessments.”
“Despite assertions to the contrary, a recent study from the University of Washington showed that there was absolutely no change in the psychological well-being of children with gender dysphoria treated with these medications,” he continued. “There can be irrevocable harm being done to children by those pushing for these radical, ideologically driven, treatments. Treatment for minors needs to be based on rigorous scientific inquiry, not on dubious, agenda-driven studies or the demands of activists.”