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(LifeSiteNews) — Less than 24 hours after it was launched, LifeSiteNews’ petition to stop an international treaty that would give the World Health Organization unprecedented power to manage alleged pandemic situations in member states has already gathered more than 30,000 signatures. Note: as of May 21 total signatures have reached 64,731.

The petition launched Wednesday passed the 30,000 mark on Thursday and is still growing quickly and gathering momentum. 

It was launched following reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to negotiate a treaty with its member states that would enable the organization to declare a pandemic situation in any given country and dictate how that country should manage the alleged pandemic situation.  

Many notable scientists and freedom activists have expressed concerns that, if ratified, such a treaty would represent a violation of the national sovereignty of the 194 WHO member states.

Dr. Robert Malone, along with Dr. and Mrs. Breggin have warned that this would be a “direct violation of the basic tenets of democracy,” and set a dangerous precedent by allowing a body of unelected officials to impose restrictions on those states, and giving the WHO de facto governmental power over them. 

As pointed out by German MEP Christine Anderson in an April video posted on her channel, this would all happen “without involvement or consultation with national governments or national parliaments.” 

According to LifeSiteNews’ petition: “the WHO Pandemic Treaty looks set to be one of the biggest power-grabs in living memory, with unelected globalists seeking the power to declare pandemics, and then control your country’s response.” 

In spite of this apparent violation of national sovereignty, national and supernational governments around the world have already expressed their support and enthusiasm for the idea. 

Some 20 world leaders calling for the treaty, including WHO director-general Tedros, Boris Johnson, andEmmanuel Macron,comparedthe post-COVID world to the post-WWII period, saying similar international co-operation is now neededto “dispel the temptations of isolationism and nationalism, and to address the challenges that could only be achieved together in the spirit of solidarity and co-operation – namely peace, prosperity, health and security.” 

As pointed out by Christine Anderson, the European Union has already expressed support for the idea for all of its 27 members states.  

In addition to these, 20 other nations around the world have been listed as supporting the amendments. 

They include: 

Albania, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Japan, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Peru, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, and Uruguay.  

Recently, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he has “always been supportive” of a “pandemic treaty” and vowed to sign it should he be re-elected in the upcoming Australian federal election.  

The Biden administration has also been working behind the scenes with the WHO on theseextensive amendmentsto strengthen WHO’s ability to unilaterally intervene into the affairs of nations merely suspected of having a “health emergency” of possible concern to other nations. 

The amendments, which would be legally binding under international law, will be voted on by the World Health Assembly (the governing body of the WHO) at a special convention running from May 22-28 and set the stage for a fully-fledged pandemic treaty to be passed. 

Readers desirous to take action against this move by the WHO can still sign the petition here.