By Paraschiva Florescu, mission facilitator, and Rob Verkerk PhD, founder, Alliance for Natural Health; executive & scientific director, ANH Intl and USA

In the wake of the covid crisis, it seems many have a sense that things are getting back to some kind of pre-covid-normal. Far from it. As our minds are being fed hypnotic news, ads and disasters, the sharp claws of a growing totalitarian monster are grasping our freedoms, one by one. Our freedom to speak freely, move freely, and choose freely. Freedoms that are prerequisites of individual - and national - sovereignty, concepts that we're being urged by our global masters to disregard.  

Do you recall the threatening Pandemic Treaty that is being cooked up by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) that we discussed here a few months back? Maybe you thought that was all just a bad dream, one now forgotten? Sadly, it’s real life – and it involves the incarnation of a new international Treaty, replete with all its associated amendments that’s inching ever closer to the finish line. One that will be crossed when the draft accord is presented for approval at the World Health Assembly in May 2024. If this goes through (something that's viewed by most pundits as being highly likely), it will represent a historic moment when ultimate control over our bodily and national sovereignties was ceded to a non-profit international organisation based in Switzerland, one called the World Health Organization.  

Where are we now?

As we write this, the United Nations (UN) is holding a High-Level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPPR) at which, representatives from different countries will be signing and endorsing a Declaration (which can be read in full here). This will be a ‘silent’ procedure, which means any States that do not respond will automatically be deemed to support the Declaration.

Eleven countries, including Bolivia, Russia, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe, have formally objected to the declaration, ‘breaking the silence’ in a letter to the UN president. The letter states these nations’ concerns for the “unacceptable way in which this situation unfolded, running in clear contradiction with the spirit of multilateralism and the overall goal of ‘leaving no one behind’”.

The main aims of the Declaration, disguised under what David Bell, former WHO medical officer and scientist, describes as thirteen pages of “trigger words, slogans and propaganda themes” are, as you might have guessed, about backing up the proposed IHR amendments and Treaty. There’s also the small matter of a humble request for an additional $10 billion dollars per year that is argued to be a necessary top-up to support the Pandemic Fund.

Larry Gostin, head of Georgetown’s WHO Collaborating Center, who is playing a key role in these negotiations, is expressing concern that the Pandemic Fund is well below its funding goal and there are no concrete plans for sustainable and “ample” funding. Despite this seeming poverty that seems to have stricken the WHO, things are still going ahead as planned.

Meanwhile, the WHO is busy with the Global Digital Health Certification Network (GDHCN), inspired by the European Union’s Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) system, which has already been adopted across all EU Member States and 51 non-EU countries. The GDHCN takes us a step closer towards the implementation of a global control system as prescribed and predicted in both the IHR and the Pandemic Treaty. So, in case you thought the WHO is sitting idle waiting for our approval, think again – and have full appreciation for the fact that everything is moving swiftly and smoothly towards implementation. The two-thirds majority support required for approval seems to be banked on.

The Elders’ UN-ease

Various leaders around the world, including members of The Elders, billed as an independent group of global leaders, are stirring the pot with regards to the suitability of the WHO to drive a global pandemic response. Instead, they’re pushing the notion of the formation of a Global Threats Council as a UN standing committee, where the WHO would remain the health leader with the UN providing ”high-level political support […] as the causes and impacts of pandemics go well beyond the health sector”.

What’s next?   

Here’s a brief timeline of the most recent negotiations and when the next ones are:

  • September 4th - 6th 2023: the Drafting Group of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) held discussions and informal meetings on advancing the pandemic accord. INB to develop a new “negotiating text” of the Pandemic Treaty by 30th of October.
  • November 6th - 10th 2023 and December 4th - 6th 2023: 7th meeting of the INB, will involve discussion of the new text.

Say 'no’ to complacency

The silence is indeed broken, with recent hearings taking place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where expert witnesses including American physician, Dr Peter McCullough and Belgian psychologist, Prof Mattias Desmet, author of “The Psychology of Totalitarianism”, discussed the constitutional mechanisms behind the WHO’s quest for power and the implications of the new proposed rules on health and democracy. In the US, over 50 members of Congress support the proposed WHO Withdrawal Act that challenges the WHO’s authority.

Although the Pandemic Treaty and IHR amendments are still on rocky ground, there is a silent majority of countries that are likely to give the impression of unanimous support for the 300 or so amendments to the IHR.

The take home is that the nations we each live in should not become passive bystanders and allow the complete dissolutions of our freedoms and sovereignty at the hands of totalitarian regimes. Currently, there are 11 nations which have decided to be active bystanders and are not prepared to silently accept the transition to global governance over health during a future pandemic or even during the threat of a pandemic or other so-called “international health emergency”. We need other leaders of nations to join this small group of opponents who are prepared to stand up against global governance. We must continue to speak out against this power grab and participate as individuals, as well as collectively, in protecting our right to health autonomy, one of the foundational principles of medical ethics, and democracy.


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