(Headline USA) The World Health Organization is drafting a global pandemic treaty that would give it even more power over global biosecurity, including the power to implement vaccine passports and mandates, according to independent journalist James Corbett.
The WHO began meeting to discuss the new treaty in November 2021. The organization’s goal was to convince its member states to enhance its ability to deal with “future outbreaks” in order to avoid the mistakes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other world leaders from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America were proponents of the plan, according to the Washington Post. But other member states, including the U.S., Brazil, China, and Russia, raised concerns about the proposal and argued it would impinge on national sovereignty.
Other critics have pointed out how disastrous the WHO’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic was as proof that the organization cannot be trusted with more power. WHO officials, for example, denied that COVID-19 was an airborne virus for months, and refused to press China on the origins of the virus.
Still, there are other powerful figures who are pushing the U.S. to embrace the WHO’s globalist goals. Billionaire Bill Gates recently advocated for the WHO’s pandemic treaty and even recommended that the organization create a new special health surveillance taskforce.
The cost of running such a program would amount to around $1 billion a year, Gates claimed, adding that an international consensus can be reached to cover the expense.
“The amount of money involved is very small compared to the benefit and it will be a test: can global institutions take on new responsibilities in an excellent way, even in a time period where U.S.–China [relations are] tough, U.S.–Russia is extremely tough?” he said at a recent conference.