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World Health Organization Temporarily Withdraws Proposed Amendments to Delegate U.S. Sovereignty to Agency During ‘Public Health Emergency’


The World Health Organization (WHO) temporarily withdrew 12 of the 13 amendments submitted by the Biden administration to the current International Health Regulations (IHR) at the World Health Assembly (WHA) annual meeting.

The meeting continues through May 28th and the 12 withdrawn amendments could resurface at a later date.

As WeLoveTrump reported, Biden’s Health and Human Service Department proposed amendments to the WHO in January that would have reformed the International Health Regulations of 2005 to delegate U.S. medical sovereignty to the WHO during a “public health emergency” or outbreak.

However, several nations had objections to the amendments for different reasons.

LifeSiteNews explained:

Some African nations, Iran, Malaysia, and Brazil objected to the amendments but for different reasons. The amendments represent one of several tracks simultaneously ongoing to give the WHO more authority.

First, there are still three days left during the World Health Assembly. One amendment is still on the table, and the other 12 amendments can resurface any time during the WHO meetings.

Second, there is already another hearing on these amendments scheduled for June 16-17, 2022.

Third, there is a separate “Pandemic Treaty” that the WHO will consider on August 1, 2022. The African nations that objected to Biden’s amendments do not appear to oppose their substance. Rather, they want all the changes consolidated in a new “Pandemic Treaty” and not done in piecemeal fashion.

“The African region shares the view that the process should not be fast-tracked,” Moses Keetile, deputy permanent secretary in Botswana’s health ministry, told the assembly on Tuesday.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was the only leader to criticize Biden’s proposed amendments and object to the WHO gaining more authority.

“Brazil will NOT get into this (WHO Pandemic Treaty), Brazil is autonomous,” Bolsonaro previously told reporters.

“Brazil is autonomous and will not get into this, you can forget that. I’ve already spoke to our foreign relations cabinet and if that proposal goes forward, it won’t be with Brazil,” he stated.

“Moreover, I was the only statesman that didn’t adhere to the lockdown policies. I said we had to take care of the elderly and people with comorbidities, and today’s studies outside of Brazil specially show that I was right,” Bolsonaro explained.

WATCH: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Confronts WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom; “People Are Dying After the Second Dose”

The remaining amendment is to Article 59: “Entry into force; period for rejection or reservations,” which seeks to change the amount of time to reject amendments from 18 to six months.

The existing WHO regulations provide for an 18-month grace period during which a nation may withdraw its “yes” vote for amendments. The proposed remaining amendment would reduce that opportunity to six months.

However, the WHO already started changing its pandemic guidance to favor lockdowns separate from the proposed treaty.

World Health Organization Changes Pandemic Guidance to Favor Lockdowns, Implementation Already Underway

Ultimately, the appropriate course of action is defunding the WHO.

Go to to contact your congressional representatives to support HR419, 'No Taxpayer Funding for the WHO.'


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