By Mark Anderson
STOP THE PRESSES!
NEW YORK, N.Y. – This writer attended a virtual World Health Organization press conference Sept. 20 to document what the New York Times, the nation’s illustrious “newspaper of record,” evidently has failed to report, including in its Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 editions: The WHO’s announcement that the United Nations’ 193 member states have approved a “high-level political declaration on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”
“The declaration is a strong signal from countries that they are committed to learning the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to strengthening the world’s defenses against pandemics,” WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus stated at the beginning of the Sept. 20 mid-day press conference at UN headquarters in Manhattan, immediately after the UN General Assembly discussed and green-lighted the “declaration.”
Curiously, the Times reported on different UN General Assembly matters at the very same time, concerning “climate change” and Ukraine, with nary a word on the relentless UN-WHO movement toward a pandemic treaty and updated International Health Regulations—both of which are on a parallel track. The treaty—referred to as an “accord” or “instrument” by the UN and WHO, apparently to downplay the matter in the eyes of the U.S. Senate that’s tasked with consenting to treaties—is targeted for completion in May of 2024. This high-level declaration is a major step toward that goal.
This UK Column writer also tuned into the General Assembly’s morning deliberations Sept. 20, when scores of delegates all “read from the same hymn book” on how the UN, via its WHO component in the UN System, must heed key “lessons learned” from the 2020-21 “pandemic” by arranging for universal healthcare coverage on a worldwide basis, while making sure covid injections and various vaccinations are readily available for even the poorest countries, largely by making richer nations’ taxpayers foot the bill.
Apparently, there were no General Assembly statements that the pandemic’s “lessons learned” also could or should include the clear hazards of receiving experimental mRNA covid injections, erroneously defined as traditional “vaccines,” that were rushed to market with little in the way of carefully administered experimental trials based on honest science.
Typical Assembly statements came from representatives of Haiti and Thailand. Haiti’s spokesman noted that “covid exposed the inequities and injustice of our world” and that “technology transfers” are needed to help poorer nations keep pace with richer ones, along with “dependable finances” and “universal access to vaccines, medications and diagnostic tools.” Thailand’s delegate stressed that “a new paradigm of cooperation” is needed worldwide, to enhance pandemic preparedness en route to a “digital health system.” Moreover, Malta’s spokesman noted, “What happens anywhere, happens everywhere,” as all the delegates concurred that the next worldwide pandemic is only a matter of time.
At the above-noted press conference, the WHO director-general added:
We owe it to those we have lost to learn the painful lessons COVID-19 has taught us, and to make the changes that will keep our children and grandchildren safer from the pandemics of the future. Because we know that the next pandemic is a question of when, not if. In the declaration approved today, Member States have demonstrated that even at this time of division and polarization, it’s still possible for countries to come together to agree on a shared response to shared threats. It is that same spirit of collaboration that we urge countries to demonstrate as they continue their negotiations on the Pandemic Accord [treaty] and the amendments to the International Health Regulations.
Disturbingly, although UK Column tried to ask a question on matters of “disinformation” via the virtual hookup for that press conference, Ghebreyesus and other panelists who briefly fielded press questions made it clear that the new UN declaration includes measures to combat medical “disinformation” via social media platforms. The issue was presented as if any contrarian or dissenting information or remarks on social media against the UN-WHO health crusade, no matter their source or veracity, will be dismissed as “conspiracy theory”-based misinformation. Thus, these UN wonks have an exceedingly rigid medical and social worldview and lack the humility to consider the possibility that having stricter anti-pandemic measures in the future will result in even greater tyranny, coupled with even riskier vaccines rushed to market to address so-many alleged “inequities.”