A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has warned that the World Health Organization (WHO) is attempting to “seize governmental power” by means of a so-called pandemic treaty.
MEP Christine Anderson, who is part of the German far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party, made the warning in a video. She mentioned that an intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) established by the World Health Assembly (WHA) has been working to revise the treaties between the global health body and its member states since March 1, 2022.
The revisions aim to give the WHO “de facto governing power over its member states in the event of a pandemic, without involvement or consultation with national governments or national parliaments.” This serves as a “direct attack on the rule of the people by the people, the most elementary principle of any democracy,” she added. The German MEP also compared the move to “nine foxes and a rabbit democratically voting on what to have for dinner.”
A Dec. 1, 2021 press release said the WHA’s decision following a special session empowers the INB to “draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”