(USNewsBreak.com) – On his first day in office, Biden rejoined the World Health Organization (WHO). Now, he’s working with both the WHO and G7 leaders on a series of pandemic planning strategies to increase efficiency and improve response times in the future. Many of these efforts seek to reverse former President Donald Trump’s “America First” stance to the health crisis.
The G7 claims to want to work together, using what they’ve learned along the way to forge a path to a better future. Their first step toward this goal was to sign the Carbis Bay declaration, which outlines a number of commitments aimed at preventing economic and human hardships in the face of future outbreaks. Its guidelines include giving over a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to underdeveloped nations, taking steps to reduce the chances of disease outbreaks in coming years, reducing vaccine approval times to under 100 days, and increasing global tracking measures.
The declaration also calls for a closer look into China’s involvement in the origins of COVID-19 in conjunction with the WHO. But can the latter really be trusted, especially right after assigning a number of questionable and discredited COVID experts to their latest pandemic investigation panel? Some say the answer is “no.”
About the WHO’s New OHHLEP
The controversy essentially comes down to the WHO’s newly created One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP). The board’s goal is allegedly to develop plans for combating future zoonotic pandemics by identifying potential hot spots, funding research, and setting policies for health crises on a global level.
OHHLEP is composed of 26 experts, each appointed by the WHO in May, 2021. The organization claims they were selected for their experience and ability to contribute to the overall cause, sharing short biographies for each in this document. Yet, some feel a number of assigned members are controversial picks, mostly due to their direct ties with the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Catherine Machalaba, who hails from the United States and is also a senior scientist at EcoHealth Alliance, is one of the most controversial selections. Her connection to EcoHealth is especially noteworthy because its President, Peter Daszak, has a demonstrated history of collaboration with both the CCP and the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). This is the same lab at the heart of the lab leak theory.
Daszak also spent months tirelessly debunking the idea that COVID-19 originated in a lab, despite later admitting he did virtually no research into the claim to prove it was untrue. He also played an instrumental role in using funds sourced from Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to pay for collaborative research projects with the WIV.
WHO documents also show the panel appointed Marion Koopmans, a former worker for the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC). The Dutch virologist also has a history of receiving research grants from Chinese institutions.
George Gao, Chinese CDC director and Communist Party official, was also tapped to contribute to the OHHLEP panel, as was Lei Zhou. The latter is a CCP official in charge of the government’s infectious disease branch.
With the US once again a member of the WHO, American taxpayers will directly fund the new OHHLEP panel — including members with close links to people who remain suspiciously close to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is concerning that the president would work so closely with people who may very well play a role in initiating the pandemic we’re still in.
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