“They want to see a centralised, vaccine-and-medication-based response, and a very restrictive response in terms of controlling populations,” David Bell, a public health physician and former WHO staffer specialising in epidemic policy, told the Epoch Times. “They get to decide what is a health emergency, and they are putting in place a surveillance mechanism that will ensure that there are potential emergencies to declare.”
In addition, “the Biden administration will take the position that this is an international executive agreement that the president can conclude of his own accord without approval by Congress, and is binding on the United States of America, including all state and local democratically elected officials, governors, attorney generals and health officials.”
The Epoch Times notes that a report from the WHO’s Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response characterised the WHO’s performance during Covid as a “toxic cocktail” of bad decisions. Co-chair Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told the BBC it was due to “a myriad of failures, gaps and delays.” Yet the solutions proposed in the report do not include more local autonomy or diversified decision-making, but rather greater centralisation, more power and more money for the WHO.
The WHO made really awful decisions, but that’s because it didn’t have enough power? You can’t make this stuff up. Read Dr. David Bell’s thorough analysis of the proposed changes to the WHO’s role in ‘public health emergencies’ here.