Hon. MICHELE BACHMANN, Member of Congress (2007-2015); Presidential candidate (2012); Dean, Robertson School of Government, Regent University
Bannons War Room | May 24, 2023
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Since its establishment, the World Health Organization (WHO) has assumed the role of an advisory entity in the international health domain. The WHO established International Health Regulations (IHR) in 2005 as the main compliance tool to ensure that public health emergencies would be handled swiftly. The COVID pandemic perfectly illustrates how powerful the WHO already is.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) “zero draft” of a new agreement on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, called WHO CA+, is significantly flawed. Even though the WHO failed miserably in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the WHO CA+ draft would dramatically expand WHO authority to declare a pandemic and, thereby, trigger provisions in the treaty that would re-allocate resources and encourage governments to waive intellectual property rights.