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‘Frankly Terrifying’: Brexit Champion Fronts Campaign against WHO Pandemic Treaty

May 14, 2024

A top conservative voice in Britain is joining a new international coalition aiming to rein in the World Health Organization (WHO). On Monday, the international organization Action on World Health (AWH) officially launched, simultaneously announcing the involvement of former Brexit leader Nigel Farage. The organization is an effort to reform the WHO as the entity prepares to finalize its pandemic treaty, which critics say betrays a globalist agenda.

In a statement shared with The Washington Stand, Farage declared, “The WHO can be a force for good in the world, but only if it returns to its noble principles and core objectives. Its role should be to share information and provide guidance, not dictate policies.” He added, “It must reform to respect national sovereignty, stop interfering in people’s lives, and abandon the frankly terrifying pandemic treaty. The WHO can no longer ignore the growing dissatisfaction from people across the world. It either reforms, or countries must leave it altogether.”

The launch of AWH and the announcement of Farage’s role with the organization comes as the WHO is readying to finalize its pandemic treaty, which conservatives have warned poses a grave threat to national sovereignty, granting sweeping policy-making powers to the WHO. Farage warned, “They make laws and pressure governments without ever being elected. Now we face a new threat, yet more powers for the corrupt World Health Organization to lock us away in the next pandemic.” He continued, “Their planned pandemic treaty would enable them to lock us down over the heads of our elected national government. This has got to stop. Either we reform the organization or we simply leave it.”

AWH added, “The first draft of the Treaty made clear that the WHO wants the power to force countries into lockdown and mandate vaccines, and AWH’s fear is that the vague language contained in the latest draft allows bureaucrats to mission creep towards that at future COPs.” (COPs are Conferences of the Parties, annual meetings of the governing body of an international treaty or convention.) AWH further warned that if the pandemic treaty is signed at the World Health Assembly later this month, it “will be legally binding and amended at regular” COPs, “when civil servants and diplomats will meet behind closed doors to discuss what additional powers and money they want.”

A spokesman for AWH told TWS that part of the organization’s mission is to cut the WHO’s funding in half. Calling the WHO “a billion-dollar global health empire,” Action on World Health explained:

“The WHO has become increasingly expensive, awarding itself a budget for 2024-25 of almost $7 billion during a cost-of-living crisis, with taxpayers in the U.S., U.K. and EU paying for over half of it, while also taking hundreds of millions of dollars from non-state actors such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other corporations, which are clear conflicts of interest.”

AWH says that despite the WHO’s behemoth budget, the organization has consistently failed to prevent or effectively treat global health emergencies. “Many have paid the price for its slow response to the spread of highly infectious diseases,” AWH stated, “with millions dying around the world after China’s preferred choice of WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros, told the world in January 2020 there was no human-to-human transmission of COVID-19; while thousands more died during the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the 2003 SARS outbreak in Far East Asia.”

Last week, it was reported that the U.K. intends to reject the WHO’s pandemic treaty at the end of the month. A spokesperson for Britain’s Department of Health and Social Care stated at the time, “We will only support the adoption of the accord and accept it on behalf of the U.K., if it is firmly in the U.K. national interest and respects national sovereignty.”

Earlier this year, Family Research Council submitted a formal comment to the Biden administration, recommending that the U.S. also reject the accord. “We call on HHS to reject the Draft Agreement in its entirety and reconsider the need for a pandemic agreement. The Draft Agreement cannot be salvaged,” FRC wrote, citing numerous concerns over the pandemic treaty draft, including a provision encouraging government censorship of “misinformation” and the potential to completely undermine national sovereignty. FRC warned that the treaty’s terms “only pays lip service to state sovereignty as it seeks to create new political arrangements that transfer power from individual member states to global institutions and sub-structures, most notably the WHO.”

The WHO was originally hoping to have the terms of the pandemic treaty finalized by the end of last week but did not meet that deadline. Negotiations amongst the 194 member states are slated to continue over the next several weeks ahead of the World Health Assembly on May 27.

S.A. McCarthy serves as a news writer at The Washington Stand.