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Biden Seeks to Subordinate Health Care Crisis Management to WHO

Originally published at Newsmax

The Biden administration’s government against the people is visibly self-evident in burdens placed on American citizens from the open southern border, the high cost of fuel from the willful shutting down of domestic energy production, the disgraceful and hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan that unnecessarily cost American lives and surrendered some $80 billion in U.S. military equipment, and out-of-control federal deficit spending, debt growth and economic mismanagement resulting in high inflation and heightened risk of a U.S. dollar collapse.

Now the Biden regime has facilitated the next critical stage toward the “Great Reset” to be potentially consummated May 22-28, 2022. That is when the 75th World Health Assembly led by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be convening in Geneva, to vote on amendments formulated by the Biden administration that would transfer the sovereignty of key functions of America’s health care administration to the WHO.

These proposed amendments were developed by Biden administration officials during the first year in office, and they were quietly sent to the WHO on January 18, 2022, without an official statement or a single press conference. Very few are even aware of these critical developments. And now in a few days they will be voted on.

Should these amendments get adopted they would empower the WHO to unilaterally intervene in the affairs of any nation, including the U.S., that is merely suspected of having a “health emergency” of concern to other nations. The Biden amendments eliminate the prior restrictive language in place from the inception of the WHO in 1948 that specifically limited the U.N. agency’s role to a consultative one and required consent from each individual state to allow intervention or adoption of outside recommendations.

If these amendments are approved, the WHO would have the power to declare an “international health emergency,” nullifying the sovereign powers of nation states, which is a key objective of the World Economic Forum. The WHO could then declare health emergencies at will and impose mandates that could justify ostracism of some countries or impose financial and economic restrictions — like lockdowns and business closures — on any country with an alleged public health problem.

We can also get some idea of what to expect if the upcoming vote gives the WHO new sovereign powers in health care policy in the United States by looking at Director General Tedros’s background.

As Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016, Tedros oversaw huge Chinese investment in Ethiopia, including a $200 million office building project and eight industrial parks, all of which suggest that Tedros is tied to people in power in the Chinese Communist Party. In fact, insiders know that China had a preponderant influence is seeing that Tedros was elected to become the Director-General of the WHO in 2017.

And it was Tedros who covered up for China in 2019 and 2020, backing its clams of transparency regarding the first Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, when in fact there was evidence to the contrary. China had in fact suppressed information that could have saved many lives.

In earlier times any notion of U.N. interference with the sovereignty and independence of the United States would be unacceptable because most understood that the U.S. Constitution not the United Nations was the controlling authority. But such views have been eroded.

In the last 15 years government officials, operatives and activists largely associated with the Democratic Party have gotten away with initiatives involving conflicted interests and running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution with no consequences. Remember Hillary Clinton’s simultaneous involvement in fundraising for the private Clinton Foundation from many of the foreign governments with whom she was engaged in her official capacity as secretary of state.

Then there was the secret negotiation and implementation of the Obama-Biden administration’s Iran nuclear deal of 2015 that circumvented the treaty-making provisions of the Constitution. That deal also included the transfer of $1.7 billion in untraceable cash to the Mullahs of Tehran.

Those were just a few developments among many that have contributed to the present environment of blurred lines on what is permissible in rules, protocols, and laws regarding international relations.

We can all now see that misguided COVID-19 pandemic lockdown policies were a chief contributing factor to supply chain disruptions, economic dislocations, and our current inflationary environment. So, it is imperative that the American people stop the expanded empowerment of the WHO within the U.S. before it gains legitimacy.

We can do that by demanding that any such change in our relationship with the WHO be governed by the international treaty-making power defined in Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution in which agreements affecting relationships with foreign powers and entities require two thirds consent of the Senate for approval.

Scott S. Powell

Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Scott Powell has enjoyed a career split between theory and practice with over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and rainmaker in several industries. He joins the Discovery Institute after having been a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution for six years and serving as a managing partner at a consulting firm, RemingtonRand. His research and writing has resulted in over 250 published articles on economics, business and regulation. Scott Powell graduated from the University of Chicago with honors (B.A. and M.A.) and received his Ph.D. in political and economic theory from Boston University in 1987, writing his dissertation on the determinants of entrepreneurial activity and economic growth.