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African Scientists Accuse WHO of ‘Classical Western Imperialism’ With New Pandemic Treaty


The World Health Organization (WHO) has been accused of being ‘colonialist’ over plans for a new pandemic treaty. A coalition of African scientists fears the agreement could see nations plunged into lockdown at the whim of the UN agency.

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Intended to form part of international law, preparations for the creation of a WHO pandemic treaty began in 2021. Far from strengthening the prevention of, preparedness for, and response to future pandemics as the text claims, its implementation could severely undermine democracy by limiting the ability of national parliaments to make crucial healthcare decisions in the best interests of their citizens. Aided by proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations of 2005, the treaty threatens to transform the WHO into a global health dictatorship.

To learn more about the proposed new WHO pandemic treaty, see this article on our website.