Largely Unnoticed, WHO Moves Forward With Global Governance Plan
By Dan Hart/Washington StandMay 26, 2023
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Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann sounded the alarm Monday about developments coming out of the World Health Assembly that suggest that the World Health Organization (WHO) is intent on establishing "a platform for global governance through health care" in the wake of the COVID pandemic.
On Sunday, the WHO kicked off its annual 10-day World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, described as the "decision-making body of WHO." Concerns over the WHO's actions have been steadily building since the beginning of the pandemic, when observers noted that the WHO's deference to China arguably worsened the spread of COVID.
In addition, observers are also pointing out that the Biden administration is working to enable the organization to "centralize authority not just for pandemics, but for any health emergency in the hands of the director-general."
Now, says Bachmann, the current World Health Assembly is poised to increase the WHO's mandate over the health care decisions of sovereign nations.
"There's a dual track process that they're following," she explained during an on the ground report from Geneva on Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins." "One is through a global pandemic treaty that they're calling an 'accord.' The second is through a package of about 300 amendments to the international health rules. Both lead to the same result. Both lead to the creation of a platform for global governance through health care. And it is a web that locks us in ... the likes of which we've never seen before."
As Bachmann went on to observe, the potentially massive ramifications of the decisions being made at the World Health Assembly are happening with surprisingly little fanfare.
"There were no members of Congress here," she pointed out. "I was actually shocked because this has been a big issue that a lot of their constituents have rightfully been very concerned about. ... There was no American press here. So how would anyone even know what was going on unless they tuned in and they watched for themselves?"
Bachmann, who currently serves as dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, further noted that the WHO's view of COVID appears to be exactly the same now as it was at the beginning of the pandemic. "We've learned a lot of things in the last three years, haven't we? And the World Health Organization bungled almost everything, whether it was masks or vaccines or lockdowns, but yet they acted like nothing happened. There was no review. They acted like everything was just normal."
Bachmann then laid out the WHO's plans going forward. "They're planning to meet in New York City in September. They'll go over the progress that they're going to make in January. They'll give a final completed package of the 300 amendments, together with a global pandemic treaty, to the World Health Organization and the U.N. And then they'll meet again in Geneva next February. But one year from this week, they will take the vote. And so they intend to vote for a platform for global government and to give themselves the power that no one has ever seen before."
The former congresswoman from Minnesota also described the U.S. government's involvement in the WHO's agenda.
"I heard from Secretary Xavier Becerra, the head of our Health and Human Services [who] said he wants more 'bio surveillance,' in other words, surveillance of our bodies. And then they want to share that data with everyone else in the world. This is highly invasive. They were very clear today. They want very bold language. They intend to have surveillance over every citizen on earth, and they intend to ... control us through health care."
Bachmann further detailed how the WHO's agenda goes well beyond pandemics.
"They've got this concept they talked about today called 'One Health' -- they've got graphics on it that show humans, animals, the earth -- 'One Health.' So when decisions are made about health care, they have to take into account the earth and what the impact would be on climate change. ... So what it boils down to is, 'Humans = cockroaches = a clump of dirt.' ... That's why you don't want to give up decision-making authority to someone like the director general of the WHO. They have a very different agenda at hand."
At the same time, she underscored, the WHO's emphasis seems to be on "equity" rather than innovations in medicine.
"The number one word that they use besides 'urgent' was 'equity.' They want to have equal outcomes for everyone on earth with universal health care. ... And for those countries that are producing health products, they need to produce more health products and give them away to the world. So one thing they didn't do was focus on any new breakthroughs in medicine. ... There was nothing about breakthroughs or cures. Everything was about giving themselves more power and more authority control."
Bachmann called on Congress to start confronting concerns over the WHO's attempted power grab sooner rather than later.
"We need our senators to wake up, hold hearings, pull these documents in, and start to review them. If they're thinking they'll wait until January, that's pretty late, because the next meeting will be in in Geneva in February. The final vote will take place in May. ... They should have been there this week. ... And I would call on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy as he is negotiating for raising the debt ceiling to put on the table that Joe Biden has to get the United States out of the World Health Organization and pull their funding ... as the price of raising the debt ceiling."