CV NEWS FEED // Many experts and commentators have blasted the World Health Organization (WHO) after its director called for countries to sign on to a “Disease X” global pandemic agreement while speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pitched the controversial organization’s pandemic treaty as a way of facilitating a swift, centralized response to the next pandemic “based on experience” from 2020’s COVID outbreak.
“The pandemic agreement can bring all the experience, all the challenge that we have faced, and all the solutions into one,” he claimed:
That agreement can help us prepare for the future in a better way. Because, this is about a common enemy, and without a shared response starting from the preparedness … we will face the same problem as COVID.
“The deadline for the pandemic agreement is May 2024,” Tedros said. “I hope that they will deliver this pandemic agreement by that time,” he emphasized.
Many critics of the intergovernmental organization instantly slammed Tedros’ comments.
“Why don’t we tell the WHO to go to hell?” wrote former Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage on X (formerly Twitter).
“How does he know [‘Disease X’ is] 20x more deadly when he doesn’t even know what it is?!” commented Dr. Kat Lindley.
“How do you develop a vaccine for ‘Disease X’?” scientist Mike Donio asked:
Wouldn’t you first have to know what the supposed disease is as well as gain an understanding of its cause?
By definition then wouldn’t you need to define it as something other than “Disease X”?
Yet, even now, we are hearing that vaccines are in fact being developed for “Disease X”.
This is setting off all sorts of alarm bells for me and should be for you too.
“The UK government has just confirmed [its] commitment to the WHO pandemic treaty,” stated British political commentator James Melville in an X post. “This is an affront to democracy and risks handing over significant components of public health policy to the World Health Organisation.”
Alexandra Lavoie of Rebel News posted a video of Tedros refusing to answer a question her colleague asked him.
“[Tedros] is an unelected official and particularly unaccountable for what he chooses to push as regulations on us,” she wrote. “He doesn’t answer questions and doesn’t care about the lives he has broken during the lockdown.”
“Tedros is a tool of the CCP and the Biden Regime is much too eager to subordinate the CDC to the UN,” remarked longtime political commentator Lou Dobbs.
Last month, Tedros was criticized after he implied that eating less meat would help reduce climate change.
“Our food systems are harming the health of people and [the] planet,” he said at the time. “Transforming food systems is therefore essential – by shifting toward healthier, diversified, and more plant-based diets.”
“After the outbreak of COVID-19, many observers across the political spectrum charged the WHO of working too closely with China,” CatholicVote previously reported:
“The WHO’s weak response to China’s mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak has laundered China’s image at the expense of the WHO’s credibility,” wrote Michael Collins of the left-leaning Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in late February 2020 – weeks before the American lockdowns. “The time is ripe for clear leadership from the WHO based on science not politics.”
Hinnerk Feldwisch-Drentrup wrote in an April 2020 op-ed published in Foreign Policy magazine that “Beijing succeeded from the start in steering the [WHO], which both receives funding from China and is dependent on the regime of the Communist Party on many levels.”