The Biden administration has proposed amendments to World Health Organization regulations that would give the U.N. agency’s director-general unilateral authority to declare a health emergency in the United States.
The International Health Regulations amendments will be subject to votes at the upcoming annual meeting of the WHO’s governing legislative body, the World Health Assembly, May 22-28 in Geneva, Switzerland, warns Dr. Peter Breggin, an acclaimed reformer in the field of psychiatry, who is helping lead a campaign to raise awareness of the Biden administration’s move.
Breggin writes that the planning for the amendments “has been so stealthy that it might have escaped attention except for the efforts of one individual,” author, researcher and activist James Roguski.
Roguski has a website through which citizens can comment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – the deadline is Friday morning at 10 a.m. Eastern. A separate form allows citizens to sign a petition demanding the amendments be withdrawn.