WHO Pandemic Treaty Update
Help sometimes comes from unexpected places, including... Botswana.
Here’s a brief update on the WHO Pandemic Treaty, which I wrote about in a recent post:
I was happy to see that Senator Rand Paul recently shared that piece, which was republished by the Brownstone Institute:
Here’s the latest—a bit of good news. We are not yet politically impotent and help often comes from unexpected places, and history is full of surprises and unexpected plot twists. Recent news from the May 2022 WHO meeting suggests the pandemic treaty, which appeared to be an unstoppable juggernaut, is hitting roadblocks. The Biden Administration’s proposed changes to the International Health Regulations met significant resistance.
Opposition was coordinated by, of all places, Botswana, which led a coalition of African countries and other concerned nations. Official delegates from developed nations, including Australia, the U.K., the European Union, and the United States spoke in strong support of the amendments and urged other states to join them. But they have apparently not succeeded in persuading Brazil, Brunei, Namibia, Bangladesh, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and Iran to embrace the West’s biomedical neo-colonialism. Brazil indicated it would abandon the WHO entirely rather than subject its people to these amendments. While this fight is far from over, the proposed IHR changes, at least for now, have been tabled for a future meeting. You can find more details here: