One vaccine treaty to help all the world

Vaccination rates were vastly different between rich and poor nations during the 2009 flu pandemic, which killed 280,000 people. Clearly, a new paradigm was needed. — Filepic/The Star

Lately, there have been a number of false claims made on social media about a new pandemic treaty that would supposedly lead to countries losing their sovereignty to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and sweeping vaccine mandates. I’ve seen claims that the treaty will allow the WHO to “take over” Malaysia’s administration in a pandemic.

Now that’s just ludicrous. The WHO has no powers to control any nation’s decision-making. It just recommends.

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