Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how numerous governments reacted, the Biden administration is currently supporting the idea of a ratification of the “global pandemic treaty”. For those who might not know, the new treaty, if adopted, would “give the W.H.O. tremendous increases in power and funding, transferring much of the authority for pandemic control from member nations to the U.N. agency.” While many have voiced their concerns about allowing the World Health Organization such power over entire nations, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared that the Sunshine State would never support such an agenda.
Holding a press conference in Cape Coral, Florida, the Republican Governor admitted, “We in Florida, there is no way we will ever support this W.H.O. thing … that’s not going to happen. No way. But you saw, I mean, you saw a lot of these elites advocate very pernicious policies.” He added that “part of the reason people want to move here is because we rejected those policies, but they advocated very pernicious policies, including locking kids out of school.”
According to Breitbart News, “Article 9 of the Biden administration’s proposed IHR amendments simply strikes out the existing requirement for W.H.O. to ‘consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the State Party in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring.’ Every subsequent reference in the IHR to consulting with the relevant state party is likewise erased, effectively giving the W.H.O. director unilateral authority to declare outbreaks.”
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Supporting DeSantis’ stance, Republican Representative Ronny Jackson tweeted, “The WHO Pandemic Treaty MUST be stopped. We cannot allow our national sovereignty to be SURRENDERED to America Last UN bureaucrats. Say NO to the Pandemic Treaty!!”
Senator Marco Rubio added, “We must never allow Biden to use a ‘Pandemic Treaty’ to give control over American public health decisions to the corrupt @WHO.”
Still, the Breitbart report noted, “Both the IHR amendments and the new ‘global pandemic treaty’ are set to be topics of discussion at the upcoming World Health Assembly. Supporters say this is necessary to improve worldwide pandemic response, while critics warn about the loss of national sovereignty to a globalist organization that did not distinguish itself during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on May 24, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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