Republicans want out from WHO. England? Are you awake as your government is in favour of WHO.

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GOP lawmakers argue pandemic treaty threatens US sovereignty

This gives an idea where some lawmakers are going with this issue


Stance on WHO pact reflects concerns on abortion, intellectual property

“Politics should never have a place in science," Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, said of the World Health Organization.
“Politics should never have a place in science,” Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, said of the World Health Organization. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

By Ariel Cohen

Posted February 5, 2024 at 6:40pm

The World Health Organization is rushing to finalize a treaty to prevent and combat future pandemics, but some House Republicans say the U.S. should not be a part of the global accord, arguing that the health group is infringing on the rights of American taxpayers.

They’re concerned that the treaty will result in U.S. taxpayer dollars going toward abortion. They’re also concerned about threats to U.S. intellectual property rights.

The sentiment underscores a large and growing Republican mistrust in the international body.

Proponents of the treaty say banding together to prepare for the next pandemic is essential, but a group of conservative lawmakers and advocates that gathered Monday on Capitol Hill said the accord is a “global power grab” that uses public health as a method of spreading progressive values.

“The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that the WHO is not the preeminent global health institution that perhaps it once was,” said Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, who chairs the House Oversight and Accountability Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. “Politics should never have a place in science.”

The World Health Organization has spent months working to create the world’s first pandemic treaty, an international accord meant to help countries better prepare and respond to future disease outbreaks. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has described it as “a legally binding pact between countries working together.” Countries hope to finalize the agreement ahead of the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva at the end of May.

The treaty aims to help countries around the world prepare for “Disease X,” the next global disease outbreak. The draft treaty, released last year, calls for increased access to technology, a bolstered global supply chain, increased research and development capacities, a strengthened health care workforce and global coordinations, all the while focusing on equity.

“This is about a common enemy, and without a shared response, starting with preparedness, we will face the same problem as COVID,” Ghebreyesus said while speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January.

But a growing coalition of Republicans on Capitol Hill, as well as supporters of former President Donald Trump, have been rallying against the treaty. During a news conference Monday on Capitol Hill, Reps. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., and Wenstrup argued the treaty is too political and relies too heavily on financial support from U.S. taxpayers.

Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, called the draft “a global power grab” that forces progressive social policies on countries. The agreement calls for the continuation of essential health services, which include abortion.

Smith also objected to the WHO’s relationship with the International Planned Parenthood Federation and interest in forming a relationship with the Center for Reproductive Rights. The WHO is expected to vote in May to grant official relations with the center.

The group also said it worried about potential financial obligations, saying participating countries would not know their financial obligations under the treaty until well after the treaty is signed.

Smith and Wenstrup said the Biden administration should send the treaty to the Senate for ratification, but it’s unclear if that will happen, and Republicans think it’s unlikely.

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred many Republicans to sour on the organization, and Trump repeatedly called for the U.S. to withdraw from the WHO during his term, but the Biden administration has reaffirmed its commitment to the global body.

The House-passed fiscal 2024 State-Foreign Operations appropriations bill would defund the WHO because of concerns about the organization’s actions during the pandemic.

“If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything it’s the need for serious systemic reform, and how [the WHO] does business,” Wenstrup said.

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4 Responses to “Republicans want out from WHO. England? Are you awake as your government is in favour of WHO.”

  1. ian says:

    It is a done deal in the UK and nobody cares. Whenever I bring the subject up, I get blank stares. Unless it’s on FB which I doubt, or TV, or Beyonce’s twitter page, no-one knows about it.
    Two days ago, I was talking to a local farmer with a near 500 acre farm. Arrogant and clueless. Still believes in Covid, trusts the official climate sh1t, has never heard of the WHO, and tries to speak down to us, kind of like a politician in a way. He no doubt now views me as an extreme right wing mole catcher. I’ll start dressing like Che Guevara.

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      Che was yet another fake, ditto Fidel. I visited Cuba a few years back and went to all the key “Revolution” locations. Location being the operative word, they were all tiny and insignificant, rather like film sets….

      After I returned I found out that Castro was a US agent. This was conclusively demonstrated by a Cuban historian, Servando Gonzalez, in his book:
      Psychological Warfare and the New World Order – The Secret War Against the American People
      Published in 2010
      A very revealing book

      I wrote this in 2017:
      “Gonzalez’s book is a fascinating and very detailed 319 pages of small typeface with a further 55 pages of small type reference notes at the end.

      The book is very wide ranging in scope. It gives extensive and detailed info about Fidel Castro. It reveals Castro as a lifetime psyop agent for the CIA. Castro’s ruthless duplicity is a central feature of the book. Servando Gonzalez is a Cuban and he knows his subject very, very well”



      I have read the book very carefully paying particular attention to his source notes in respect to his statements about Fidel. The detail in this book is extensive and, in the main, it is fully sourced. Servando is not a “Conspiracy Theorist” that’s for sure.

      So there is now no doubt in my mind that Comrade Fidel was an exceptionally successful agent for the Imperialists that he claimed to oppose. I suspected as much when I wrote my earlier piece in 2016. The official story makes no sense whatsoever. Particularly when you see Cuba “in the flesh” like I did in 2011.

      It also makes no sense when you think about just how Castro was promoted by their mainstream media over 50+ years. Initially they kept selling us this tale about the communist bogeyman who sent his troops to ferment communist revolutions etc, in Latin America and Africa. Over and over and over we got the same old tale of his dirty deeds backing the commies and cocking a snook at the Yankees. The Yankees who simply couldn’t do anything to stop him.

      [Despite the fact that Castro was based on an island that has minimal resources, is entirely undefended, had a massive US military and black ops base on it, Guantanamo, and is only 90 miles from mainland USA]

      But somehow, towards the end of his life, he changed from being an evil commie into a saintly left-leaning progressive. And he was feted by them when he eventually died.

      The mainstream media always lies doesn’t it? It’s their default mode.

      And they lied ad infinitum about Comrade Fidel the “communist” CIA agent, ie.

      Comrade Fidel the Fraud”

      • pete fairhurst 2 says:

        As for the WHO Ian then I fear that we will never get any significant number of folk to focus on their nefarious plans. It’s a thankless task and it is far too remote from most folks orbit

        They can pass all the global treaties/laws that they want as far as I’m concerned. The key issue is can they make them stick? Given the ongoing collapse of confidence in these lunatics. And the significant minority who now don’t believe a word that they say then, I doubt it

        They always require our consent. That was very clear during covid because anyone could opt out of all their rules, regulations and mandates, simply by not consenting

        Just say NO!

  2. ian says:

    Thanks Pete, I’ll take your word for it. As usual, nothing is as it seems.