Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levin for the position of Under Secretary of Health (Reuters / Daniel Shanken)
United States President-elect Joe BidenOn Tuesday, she announced a nomination Rachel Levine To hold the position of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health. In this way, Levin would become the first transgender federal official to be confirmed by the United States Senate.
In the United States, top government posts require permission from the Senate, which will be controlled by Democrats after Biden and the Vice President-elect. Kamala HarrisHe took office Wednesday. The ruling party regained control of the Senate in early JanuaryWhen his candidates won two special elections in the state of Georgia, bringing the number of “blue” seats to 50. Given that in the event of a tie, Harris would be the person to equalize the votes, the Democrats would effectively control the room.
“Levine will bring the ongoing leadership and the essential experience we need to help people overcome this pandemic, regardless of zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability, and to meet the public health needs of our country. At this critical moment.”Biden said in a statement announcing the nomination.
“It’s a very qualified and historic option to help lead the health efforts of our administration,” he said.Biden highlighted Levin’s ability to collaborate in the fight against Coronavirus (ZUMA PRESS / CONTACT)
Levin will have to play a leading role in responding to the many health challenges that the Biden administration will inherit upon its arrival at the White House. Among them is expected to be the rampant Corona virus, which has claimed more lives than on Tuesday 400,000 people in the country in almost a year.
The president-elect anticipated the clues to his plan to counter the impact of the pandemic: He plans to vaccinate 100 million people during his first 100 days in office and will seek billions of dollars from Congress to fund universal immunization centers. He will also request a mandate for $ 130 billion to fund periodic exams that allow schools to reopen, and will require residents to wear masks for at least 100 days of his state.
Levine is currently the Secretary of Health of Pennsylvania and Professor of Paediatrics and Psychiatry at the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine.
Levine graduated from Harvard Medical School and Tullen, and is president of the Association of State and County Health Officials. He has written in the past on opioid crisis, medical marijuana, adolescent medicine, eating disorders, and LGBTQ medicine, among other topics.
Pediatrician by training, last year was the public face of Pennsylvania’s response to COVID-19. Previously, she ran the teen health clinic at Pennsylvania State University before she was appointed a GP by the state governor. Tom WolfThen, she was unanimously confirmed as Minister of Health in 2017.
Biden nominated politician from California, Xavier Becera, as Minister of Health. If confirmed by the Senate, Becera would become the first Hispanic to chair HHS.
For his part, Geoff Zentes will be the coordinator of the team consisting of the new US president to confront the Corona virus.
With information from Agence France-Presse
Joe Biden will propose a bill to naturalize immigrants
How Biden’s proposed paid leave will work
What Joe Biden’s Inauguration will be like in the United States: Five Key Questions and Answers
The National Guard, the exclusive protagonist of Washington is armored to install Joe Biden