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Republican governors oppose two WHO proposals under negotiation

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Gov. Mark Gordon during the 2024 Legislative Session, photo by Michael Smith
Via the Wyoming News Exchange

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Twenty-four Republican governors, including Gov. Mark Gordon, joined together Wednesday to write a letter to President Biden, stating their united opposition to two proposals currently under negotiation that would grant the World Health Organization unprecedented and unconstitutional powers over the United States and its people.

The most recent draft of the Pandemic Treaty would strip provisions that would allow for the WHO to have immediate access to outbreak sites through rapid response and expert teams, weaken intellectual property rights, and allow the WHO to use the treaty to call for parties to combat false, misleading, misinformation, or disinformation through effective international collaboration and cooperation.

“If adopted, these agreements would seek to elevate the WHO from an advisory body to a global authority in public health,” the governors stated in their letter. “Under the proposed amendments and treaty, the WHO’s Director-General would supposedly gain unilateral power to declare a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ in member nations, extending beyond pandemics to include a range of perceived emergencies.”

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