The World Health Organization withdrew 12 of the 13 amendments submitted by the Biden administration to alter the International Health Regulations at the World Health Assembly annual meeting, Reuters confirmed on Thursday.
As TGP reported, the proposed amendments to “Strengthen WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies” were surreptitiously submitted by Biden’s Health and Human Service Department to the WHO in January. The amendments 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.
Upon approval WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and any of his successors would have unrestricted authority to implement WHO regulations.
Brazil, Iran, Malaysia and some African nations reportedly objected to incorporating the amendments and insists the modifications proposed by Biden should be consolidated in a new “Pandemic Treaty.”
The African delegation agreed with the substance of the amendments but warned the amendment process should not be rushed through.
“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 oppose the pandemic treaty and rebuked Biden’s amendments, assuring his country would not surrender its sovereignty to the globalist institution.
“Brazil will not get into this [WHO Pandemic Treaty]. Brazil is autonomous,” Bolsonaro told reporters on Thursday. “Brazil is autonomous and will not get into this, You can forget about that. I’ve already spoken to our foreign relations cabinet and if that proposal goes forward, it won’t be with Brazil.”
“Moreover, I was the only statesmen that didn’t adhere to the lockdown policies,” the populist president continued. “I said we had to take care of the elderly and people with co-morbidities, and today studies outside of Brazil especially show that I was right.”
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But the U.N. agency is slated to readdress Biden’s amendments at its upcoming meeting on June 16 to 17.
The WHO will also consider the separate Pandemic Treaty, which is currently being drafted, when it reconvenes on August 1.
The remaining HHS amendment, Article 59: “Entry into force; period for rejection or reservations,” would decrease the time members of the WHO have to reject amendments from 18 to six months allowing the WHO to fast track future amendments.