Many constitutionalists, lawmakers, and healthcare professionals are sounding the alarm over the Biden administration’s plan to forfeit the United States’ decision-making power over its healthcare policies to the World Health Organization (WHO), an organization Representative Chip Roy’s office (R-TX) calls a “corrupt, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) entity.”
In January 2021, Roy introduced HR 419, which seeks to end U.S. taxpayer funding of the WHO, an agency of the United Nations. However, in recent days more lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors, since proposed amendments by the Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the WHO’s International Health Regulations are scheduled to be voted upon May 22-28 at the World Health Assembly.
The amendments seek to surrender the power of the United States to declare and launch its own response to an infectious disease episode, within its own borders, to the authority of the United Nations bureaucracy.
“Under NO circumstance should US taxpayer dollars EVER fund a corrupt, CCP-dominated entity like the WHO,” Roy’s office tweeted.
Under NO circumstance should US taxpayer dollars EVER fund a corrupt, CCP-dominated entity like the @WHO.
Rep Roy introduced H.R. 419 — No Taxpayer Funding for the WHO Act — back in 2021 because it doesn't deserve one red cent of YOUR money. pic.twitter.com/n7XHi0swSv
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) May 16, 2022
“Americans deserve better and should not have to fund an organization who has repeatedly bowed down to China,” asserted Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) May 16, 2022
And Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) observed the WHO “continues to parrot the Chinese Communist Party and NOT A SINGLE CENT of American tax dollars should be used to help them as they put the world in harms [sic] way.”
The World Health Organization is no longer the information sharing hub that it was intended to be. The WHO continues to parrot the Chinese Communist Party and NOT A SINGLE CENT of American tax dollars should be used to help them as they put the world in harms way.
— Rep. Diana Harshbarger (@RepHarshbarger) May 13, 2022
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), ranking member of the House Global Health Subcommittee, released a statement Wednesday also urging Americans to contact their members of Congress about the Biden administration’s “absurd proposal to surrender U.S. sovereignty to the corrupt World Health Organization (WHO).”
Smith referred to the move as an “egregious breach of constitutional principle,” and added, “This never would have happened under President Trump’s watch.”
The congressman explained that, at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the WHO “caved to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and enabled China to hoodwink the world by providing tremendous cover to the CCP’s deadly lie that the coronavirus was not transmissible from person to person, even after being informed of the truth by Taiwan.”
Smith condemned the “alarming” amendments offered by America’s current federal government officials to cede control of its sovereignty to the WHO:
Instead of demanding accountability from the WHO and its Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for their complicity in the spread of COVID, as I argued two years ago, the Biden Administration seeks to turn over American sovereignty and decision-making, potentially subjecting us to the CCP’s ongoing malign influence.
Asserting the amendments “would grant new unilateral authority to Director-General Tedros to declare a public health crisis in the United States or other sovereign nations, without any consultation with the U.S. or any other WHO member,” Smith added:
Specifically, the Biden Amendment would strike the current regulation that requires the WHO to ‘consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the State Party in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring in,’ ceding the United States’ ability to declare and respond to an infectious disease outbreak within the United States dependent on the judgment of a corrupt and complicit UN bureaucracy.
In May 2020, former President Donald Trump terminated the U.S.’s relationship with the WHO and froze its funding over its favoring of China and the UN health agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in China.
“The world is now suffering as a result of the misfeasance of the Chinese government,” Trump said.
As Fox News reported, the U.S. had been the top contributing nation to the WHO at about $450 million annually, while China had been contributing about $50 million before Beijing announced it would add $2 billion in funds.
“This is one of those things that sounds like science fiction,” virologist Dr. Robert Malone told Steve Bannon on his show WarRoom. “It’s hard to believe that the president of the United States and his administration are intentionally undermining the Constitution, but that’s what it is, as far as I’m concerned.”
On January 18th 2022, the United States Department of Health and Human Services proposed amendments to the IHR. These amendments give control over the declaration of a public health emergency in any member state to the WHO Director-General – even over the objection of the member state. The Director-General communicated the text of the proposed amendments on 20 January 2022, via a circular letter to State Parties.
Properly understood, the proposed IHR amendments are directed towards establishing a globalist architecture of worldwide health surveillance, reporting, and management. Consistent with a top-down view of governance, the public will not have opportunities to provide input or criticism concerning the amendments. This, of course, is a direct violation of the basic tenets of democracy and can be compared to the separate new pandemic treaty.
A Twitter thread by Critical Sway provided a summary of the serious consequences of the “pandemic treaty” for Americans:
If enacted, the WHO will have far greater authority in relation to your health. Particularly if there is a pandemic. And they will inevitably declare one … The plan is to increase power and funding for the WHO. It would solidify the WHO as “the directing & coordinating authority on international health.”
In a few days, officials from your country are meeting to discuss a "Pandemic Treaty".
A draft proposal sits before the WHO in Geneva.
56 pages of acronyms, obscure references & nonsense.
I spent 12 hours translating it into English, so you can understand it in 12 minutes. pic.twitter.com/mtOWxgD0Cu
— Critical Sway (@CriticalSway) May 17, 2022
• Member states to give WHO more money
• More investment to support the development of innovative vaccines and therapeutics
• More transparency in relation to funding
→ I mean, that's good, but this is pretty transparent. And alarming… pic.twitter.com/8Ru2rzoSDY
— Critical Sway (@CriticalSway) May 17, 2022
— AssocAmerPhys&Surg (@AAPSonline) May 18, 2022
“[W]hile initially assisting the Chinese Communist Party in suppressing details about COVID’s origins and transmissibility, the WHO later promoted China’s unconscionable lockdowns and other violations of human rights as measures other nations should emulate,” AAPS explained.
“As demonstrated by the WHO response to COVID-19, the organization is not only ineffective, but pushes policies and agendas that are harmful to American patients and our nation’s well-being,” the organization of American doctors asserted.
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Susan Berry, PhD, is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to sberryphd[email protected]
Photo “Chip Roy” by Chip Roy. Background Photo “World Health Organization Building” by Yann Forget. CC BY-SA 3.0.