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Biden’s ‘America Last’ Health Treaty


President Joe Biden’s diplomats are negotiating a treaty with the World Health Organization to promote so-called global health equity. The premise is that in a pandemic or other worldwide disease emergency, Americans should not get better or faster health care than inhabitants of third-world countries. If Biden rams this through, Americans will suffer and die needlessly.

Under the draft treaty, presented in Geneva on Feb. 1, the U.S. will be obligated to hand over a whopping 20% of its medical supplies, including diagnostic tests, antiviral medications and vaccines, to WHO for global distribution. Article 10 of the treaty specifies this will be done in “real-time,” not after American needs are met. The U.S. will no longer be able to rush treatments and vaccines to its own citizens, prioritizing them before sending aid to other countries.

Grandma will have to wait longer for her Paxlovid or other treatments because those items, now being stockpiled and paid for by American taxpayers, will be shipped to Nigeria, Uruguay, Afghanistan and other underdeveloped nations. The WHO will call the shots on which countries get what supplies.

Treaty supporters skewer the U.S. for using up most of the Paxlovid on Americans during the recent pandemic and monopolizing early access to vaccines. They think Americans should make their own family’s health secondary to achieving global equity. Harvard University health expert Jesse Bump says the treaty is designed to correct “the shameful and selfish actions of rich countries in the COVID pandemic.”

Worse, the treaty suspends patent protection for new vaccines and treatments whenever the WHO declares a pandemic. Drug companies will put the brakes on investing billions developing future antivirals and vaccines under such a threat.

The treaty deplores “intellectual property” as a barrier to “scientific progress for all.” Just the opposite is true. Where would the world have been in 2021 if Moderna and Pfizer hadn’t rushed to develop vaccines in order to reap profits?

Article 19 would require the U.S. and other wealthy countries to pay a fixed percentage of GDP yearly into a WHO pandemic preparedness fund.

WHO already collects sizable sums of money from the U.S. but unfortunately takes its orders from China. WHO’s subservience to China makes the treaty especially perilous. Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kowtowed to China in January 2020 to cover up the initial coronavirus outbreak. Then, Ghebreyesus bowed to China’s refusal to cooperate investigations of the pandemic’s source. He also barred Taiwan from observing COVID meetings on China’s orders. Despite this, Anthony Fauci calls the pro-China Ghebreyesus his friend. Fauci’s fingerprints are all over this treaty.

More worrisome is Biden’s acquiescence. When Ghebreyesus’ term as director general expired, Biden supported his reelection instead of proposing a candidate who isn’t in China’s pocket. To hell with American interests.

Now, the proposed WHO treaty poses a new danger. It is a toxic brew of confiscatory demands for global health equity combined with behind-the-scenes dictates from China. The treaty’s defenders claim that nothing would allow WHO to meddle in how the U.S. responds domestically to a pandemic. But the actual wording of Article 4 proves otherwise. It states that each country will manage its own domestic health policies provided these policies “do not cause damage to their peoples and other countries.” You can drive a truck through that exception.

The draft treaty says it will go into effect “provisionally” before each country’s legislature considers it. To block that end-run around the Constitution, 19 Republican U.S. senators introduced a bill Feb. 15 stating the treaty is not binding unless the Senate ratifies it.

Biden, Fauci and other government big shots pushing this treaty don’t have to worry that their family members will be denied ventilators and medications when a pandemic strikes. They always go to the front of the line. But ordinary Americans need to speak up forcefully and reject the notion that they should settle for a lower standard of care to promote global health equity.

America is a generous nation, but American resources need to be reserved to meet America’s needs first, Biden’s “America Last” policies be damned.

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey.


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Rob citizenship
24 days ago

Great article Betsy , Sovereignty cannot be compromised, and neither can truth. Sizing up this so – called treaty situation involving the World Health Organization at this time I am thinking that it will not be passed. It could be an attempt by the WHO and those who support the idea to see just how far they can go in trying to breach the sovereignty of the United States of America. That is an opinion based mostly on the common sense aspect of the matter. This WHO strategy should not be ignored , it is an indication of the mindset of those who have plans for the United States of America that are contrary to the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the and Constitution . I do believe that there are still enough intelligent , right thinking Americans with the courage, and respect for Liberty around to not let the United Nations meddle in the decision making process of American government. Representatives of the Public Health establishment should make some statement about the principles of the ethical practice of public health in connection with this so – called treaty matter, and that statement should make it very clear that United States sovereignty will not be compromised .And that the proposal from the WHO is out of line , and not a consideration.

Arleen Blackstone
25 days ago

Please keep the government out of our business!!! The US is going to hell in a handbasket, and we’re running out of handbaskets!

25 days ago

My question is where is the commen since in this , there is none. Why is it the democrackheads always do everything backwards and jack everything up, the way this should be you need to clean your house up wich would be our country , before you can help others . This is why the rest of the world is so far behind because they seem have democrackheads in office who care about power and sovereignty about them selves. Then doing the right thing and thats caring about their people and striving to be better and going forward, instead of going backwards. China is a communist country they do not give a rats ass about their people all they care about is power and killing thoes who get in the way, and here we have a president who is trying to betray our country he is a Traitor and needs to be taken out of office.

26 days ago

Without 67 votes in the Senate, all this is academic.

James trent
26 days ago

The U.S. Senate is the only entity that can ratify a treaty. If I remember correctly, Obama tried to ram through a treaty that would have placed U.S. armed forces under United Nations command. This was as asinine as Biden’s so called “treaty” with WHO. There is no doubt in my mind that Biden and the far left are trying to ruin our country. Insofar as impeaching Biden it will never happen because the U.S.Senate is controlled by the Democrats and the senate is the legislative body that would ratify or not ratify Articles of Impeachment approved by the republican controlled House of Representatives.

26 days ago

Our health isn’t the only thing that Biden has America last on!! It seems that anything and everything that Biden and his administration touches end up in failure and it’s despicable that any American President should put his/her own people last on the agenda!! Anyone who proclaims this type of ideology should never be allowed to run for any important office!! We don’t need anyone in an important office who considers anything less than America first!!! That should include bringing back manufacturing and pharmaceutical production and anything else that China took from us because of cheap labor!! I have very little trust or faith in this administration to do anything for us, the American citizens!!!

24 days ago
Reply to  Jackie

Very well said!!! Biden is committing treason against America!!!! The stupid Democrats need to wake up before we are all living under China’s control.

Jim Nostrant
26 days ago

The worst leader , in the history of leaders, Joe Biden just became worse. How do we stop this administration. If these people worked for any company, they would have been fired long ago.

26 days ago
Reply to  Jim Nostrant

That is why they chose government work. They wouldn’t last in the private sector.

Dr. Truth
26 days ago

The WHO has been around since the end of WW2 and is an arm of the United Nations. It does not represent health but control and drugs. This jackass dummy Biden has no business making a “treaty” with this Marxist pseudo-health organization regarding anyone’s health. Biden needs to be removed along with his criminal cabal and dealt with. The United Nations also needs to be removed as it is a dangerous organization.

24 days ago
Reply to  Dr. Truth

Is this the New World they can shove it? I want the old America under Trump at least he put America FIRST!!!

Enuf Said
26 days ago

I bet you PT BIDEN gets his order of DEPENDS no matter what TREATY organization needs them!

Enuf Said
26 days ago

I got one question for the WHO- do you think these TREATY countries would use their medical supplies for THEIR countries FIRST?

26 days ago

A travesty!! Wyoming is not allowing this, reported Glenn Beck this morning.

Rob citizenship
25 days ago
Reply to  Annette

To Annette, I was listening to Glenn Beck this morning too, and was very glad to hear about the Wyoming news, but if it was not later in that interview then it may have been on another Conservative radio program that the Wyoming proposal or bill did not get enough votes to pass. However, it is still encouraging to know at least something is being tried to stop this travesty. As I see it there is plenty of hope at this time to make sure the sovereignty of the United States of
America is defended as it should be. Courage ! Let Liberty be the watchword.

26 days ago

It won’t be long beforeBiden and Harris has the American people walking on our knees begging other countries for our every need. Conservatives need to prepare for civil war against our government!
Lock and load everyone!!

26 days ago

What an a hole

Sharon T
26 days ago

Satan is working overtime in this administration, and they don’t seem to give a hoot about anybody but themselves!

24 days ago
Reply to  Sharon T

God please help us!

26 days ago

This could be the trigger that starts civil warll

26 days ago

What a mess the incompetent Biden Administration has wrought. We already give money to other Countries. Our President and Vice President are nit-wits. Well all I can say is God help us all. Conservatives stand up and make your voices be heard.

26 days ago

Once again let’s drag America down to the low standards of the world. We are a giving people. This is wrapped up in the one world government

Obama and Biden go away. We do not need to keep lowering our standards

26 days ago

The Senate must ratify the treaty before it becomes the law of the land.

Someone should have told Obama and the Democrat Socialist Communist Party that before he took his phone and his own to enter into a “treaty” with Iran.

Oh to have my country back.

Joe Almendarez
26 days ago

we need to stop these fools America will and should be first we already give alot of money to other countrys

26 days ago

Joe Biden puts Americans last. He is our worst enemy. Can’t wait till he’s gone. Trump would never stand for this.

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