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The WHO Pandemic Treaty Is a Back Door to CCP Control Over the US

Originally published at Townhall

America’s enemies never stop scheming about the ways in which they can bring the United States down. China, our greatest external strategic enemy, already has a plan to gain control of America through the next pandemic and United Nations agency channels. The first stage of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accomplishing this was gaining controlling influence over the U.N.’s World Health Organization (WHO), which was achieved when the Chinese groomed Tedros Adhanom Ghbreyesus as a candidate and then got him elected as Director-General of the WHO in 2017. 

The WHO’s misguided recommendations and harmful policy responses to COVID-19 included lockdowns and disruptions of holidays; school, church, synagogue, and business closures; social distancing and masking that retarded children’s’ social development—all of which led to economic contraction, bankruptcies, supply chain disruptions and inflation. That record doesn’t enhance the WHO’s trust factor, and its ability to deal with future health emergencies and pandemics. In fact, the CCP views the WHO’s COVID-19 policy results in terms of power politics rather than health care results. The COVID-19 responses are part of a test run analysis for the greater medical tyranny they may impose with the next health emergency or pandemic. 

The second stage of the CCP gaining control of America’s health care policy is to forge an agreement between the WHO and its member states (including the U.S.) in which they all enter into a “legally binding” accord that would give the United Nations health agency the authority to dictate policies during a pandemic. 

Admittedly, Biden may be compelled to turn over the sovereignty of U.S. health care policy to the China-controlled WHO because of the CCP’s preponderant controlling influence of the Biden administration. We know from the sworn testimony of Tony Bobulinksi, the former business partner of Hunter Biden,  that the Biden family has been “compromised” by Chinese money.  We know from the Hunter Biden laptop records that the monetary value of that compromise involving multiple Chinese deals was at least $31 million, which is significant bribe money.   

This is all critically important because this week the WHO’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Body is meeting to hammer out the final terms of a new “pandemic treaty,” the first draft of which was released February 1. Biden supported a similar agreement at the World Health Assembly in May of 2022, but it failed. Now, Biden appears determined to sign the United States to a “legally binding” accord with the WHO that would give the United Nations health agency the authority to dictate America’s policies during a pandemic—including approved treatments, government regulations such as lockdowns and vaccine mandates, global supply chains, and monitoring and surveillance of populations. 

What is important to understand is that this two-track effort of the WHO with their pandemic accord and the World Health Assembly with their global pandemic regulations result in the laws of member states getting superseded. This means that enforcement would likely entail a worldwide medical police state under the control of WHO, and its Director-General Tedros. So, just who is Tedros?

Tedros has the profile of a tyrant, having been a member of the violent, powerful and corrupt communist Ethiopian political party known as the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).  He rose through Ethiopia’s autocratic regime, first as health minister from 2005-2012, and then minister of foreign affairs from 2012 to 2016.    

As Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tedros had extensive dealing with members of the CCP in overseeing huge Chinese investments in Ethiopia, including a $200 million office building project and eight industrial parks. During his tenure as foreign minister, Ethiopia reportedly borrowed more than $13 billion from China, which obligated Ethiopia to China and made the country a bridgehead of the Belt and Road Initiative to extend control and influence in Africa. The CCP employed methods of “elite capture” with Tedros, rewarding and grooming him for a successful election campaign for the office of Director General of the WHO in 2017. 

What is troubling about this latest pandemic accord that the Biden administration helped plan is that it appears to have been crafted to circumvent the authority and role of the U.S. Senate—to provide advice and consent to treaties—by making the accord effective and legally binding immediately upon each nation’s signature, without being ratified by their respective legislatures.  

Under the U.S. Constitution, health care does not fall under the authority of the federal government, but remains in the domain of the states under the 10th Amendment. When Biden signs this accord, that Constitutional protection may be lost. 

This agreement calls for member states to implement “One Health” surveillance, which is so broad that it can include environmental, climate, or even agricultural emissions to be used in claims that CO2 or other emissions pose a health emergency. In addition, this accord opens the door to information and ideological corruption, which comes out of accord language providing for  “design[ing] communications and messaging strategies for the public to counteract misinformation, disinformation and false news, thereby strengthening public trust.” 

The specter of disaster for Americans seems obvious with a corrupt leader entering into an agreement with a corrupt institution. The majority of Americans are already at their limit with unaccountability from their own government. And remember Trump withdrew the U.S. from WHO, and Biden reversed that at the beginning of his administration. 

The stakes are higher now, and citizens need to demand that this WHO pandemic accord be subject to the Constitutional constraints applied to all treaties. The tyrannical CCP and its highly controlled WHO must be denied any back door rule over the United States. And if America leads, other nations will follow.

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.