Michele Bachmann attended the Geneva conference of the World Health Organization (WHO) in May. During a recent radio interview, the former congresswoman from Minnesota shared that she was alarmed to see the world's leading countries, including the United States, willingly forfeiting their sovereignty to the United Nations. The U.N. is the controlling body of the World Health Organization.
A future 'global government' needs a global ID
Steve Jordahl, AFN.net
A universal digital ID is coming, and possibly coming sooner than most people think, warns a congresswoman-turned-watchdog.
After the country of Denmark rolled out its digital ID in October 2021, Michelle Bachmann says the American public would be naïve to believe it is not coming soon to America's banks and grocery stores.
“We could wake up tomorrow,” she warns, “and there would be a press release from Joe Biden announcing that we are cooperating with the World Health Organization, and so now everyone will have to have a digital ID.”
That might sound like a scary-sounding conspiracy theory except news website Politico reported on “backdoor negotiations” to do just that, and Bachmann herself watched the Biden administration and the WHO discuss updated amendments to what is known as the International Health Regulations.
"Global government is here," she warns.
The move underway, she explained, is to empower the WHO to declare a global health emergency. Under such a declaration, the WHO would have the authority to issue vaccine and mask mandates, and to call for lockdowns, restrictions on travel, and so many of the things that just played out in the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Bachmann, the world's nations are following along.
"I saw no dispute from any of the 194 nations. I had watched the prior year's World Health Assembly. There were legitimate debates and legitimate disputes. But I was there walking in the halls this year. There was no dispute. This cake was pre-baked," Bachmann said on Understanding the Times Radio last week.
The agreement at the 76th World Health Assembly was that International Health Regulations – a legally binding agreement of 196 countries to detect and report potential health emergencies worldwide – would be amended to grant this authority to the WHO.
The World Health Organization is also working on a new pandemic treaty that would legally bound its member nations in times of a pandemic response. It was agreed upon in Geneva that upon completion the updated health regulations and the pandemic treaty would be merged into one document.
"And one year later, in May of 2024," Bachmann told show host Jan Markell, "the nations would come in, and they would rubber stamp this legalization of voluntarily having all 194 [WHO member] nations on Earth give up the power to declare a global health emergency to the United Nations through the World Health Organization.
"This is profound because … this creates … the opportunity for global government; and global government then would be administered through the United Nations through the World Health Organization. We would lose national sovereignty," she warned.
Bachmann left Geneva thinking WHO's authority was still a year away. She was surprised, however, to return to her home in Minnesota and read that parts of the puzzle are already in place.
The WHO on June 5 published a news release announcing its European launch of a "landmark digital health partnership."
"The WHO will take up the European Union (EU) system of digital COVID-19 certification to establish a global system that will help facilitate global mobility and protect citizens across the world from on-going and future health threats, including pandemics. This is the first building block of the WHO Global Digital Health Certification Network (GDHCN) that will develop a wide range of digital products to deliver better health for all," the release states.
"I was shocked because in this press release that I read for Europe, it said that this will be effective June of 2023," Bachmann said. "I left Geneva knowing what the timeline was that this is going to happen; without any disagreement, this will be done in May of 2024. But I was shocked when I returned to America to read a bombshell press release from Europe.
"This is being implemented today in Europe and in various places across the world. They're starting to put this into effect," she described. "It's a QR code with an individual digital identity and some organization or governance. The World Health Organization will determine if you are able to buy, sell or move on transportation. In other words, they will conduct your life."
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Fact checkers dispute claims
Left-leaning "fact check" media accounts from The Associated Press and The Annenberg Public Policy Center have disputed Bachmann's claim of lost sovereignty for the U.S. should it sign on with WHO's effort in 2024.
"The WHO has no authority to dictate U.S. health policy or to interfere in any nation's sovereignty. Neither the accord nor amendments proposed to the legally binding agreement that defines countries rights and obligations during health emergencies, known as the International Health Regulations, would give the WHO control over how the U.S. governs domestic health policies. Yet, once again, conservatives are falsely claiming the agreement will do exactly that, while also giving the wrong impression that it is about to be ratified," FactCheck.org, a website run by Annenberg writes.
InfluenceWatch.org reports that Annenberg is known to fund numerous left-of-center political groups and causes.
Bachmann was surprised to see no conservative opposition to the WHO at the Geneva meeting.
"I didn't see anyone from conservative organizations. I didn't see anyone from conservative media outlets or mainstream media outlets, and I saw no members of the United States House or the Senate. I was the only person there, you might say, who was a civilian from the outside, who was attending," she said.
Bachmann served in the U.S. House before a run for president in 2012. She is currently the dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, a Christian school in Virginia Beach, Virginia.