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MANHATTAN, New York (LifeSiteNews) — New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul scrapped the state’s COVID-19 restrictions for schools after more than two years of draconian mandates, acknowledging that school closures and remote learning were a “mistake.”

Gov. Hochul announced the change Monday, just weeks after the CDC radically loosened its COVID guidance earlier this month. The decision came after Hochul had ended statewide school mask mandates in most places (excluding schools) in February, becoming one of the last U.S. governors to do so, the Daily Wire pointed out.

“No more quarantining — no more ‘test to stay,’” Gov. Hochul said during an August 22 press conference in Manhattan, referencing a previous policy that required children to test negative to remain in class.

“The days of sending an entire classroom home because one person was symptomatic or tests positive, those days are over,” she said. Mentioning the earlier mandate requiring children to attend school remotely, Hochul said, “Wow. What a mistake that was.”

The CDC’s new guidelines, released August 11, include an acknowledgement that individuals who haven’t gotten the experimental COVID shots likely have acquired natural immunity to the virus and urges a loosening of quarantine guidance for schoolchildren and others.

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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. 

But it's not too late to do something about it. 

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The past two years have been rife with infringements on personal liberties and civil rights by national governments, but now the World Health Organization is seeking to appropriate those same abusive powers to itself at a global level. 

194 member states representing 99% of the world's population are expected to sign pandemic treaties with the WHO that would allow Tedros, or any future Director General, to dictate exactly how your nation would respond to a new disease outbreak which they consider a pandemic.

This attack on national sovereignty will come as no surprise to those who for years have listened to elites like Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates discussing their vision for the centralization of power into globalist organizations like the World Economic Forum (WEF), the WHO and the rest of the United Nations. 

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Ludicrously, 20 world leaders calling for the treaty, including Tedros, Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron, compared the post-Covid world to the post-WWII period, saying similar co-operation is now needed to "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."

Australian PM Scott Morrison is the latest leader to express support for a “pandemic treaty”.

The stated intention of the WHO is to “kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”

The wheels are already in motion, with the Biden administration officially proposing the initial steps towards handing global pandemic control to the WHO. 

Biden's representatives have submitted amendments to the WHO's International Health Regulations (IHR), which would give the Director General the right to declare health emergencies in any nation, even when disputed by the country in question.

These 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. 

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The ball has been rolling since the last World Health Assembly meeting in December, where the United States launched negotiations "on a new international health instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response," a U.S. statement read. 

"This momentous step represents our collective responsibility to work together to advance health security and to make the global health system stronger and more responsive. 

"We look forward to broad and deep negotiations using a whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach that will strengthen the international legal framework for public health/pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response and enable us to address issues of equity, accountability, and multisectoral collaboration evident in the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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For More Information:

Biden hands over American sovereignty with proposed WHO treaty - LifeSiteNews

Pandemic Treaty is a backdoor to global governance - LifeSiteNews

Dr. Robert Malone on the WHO's power-grab - LifeSiteNews

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RELATED: New CDC COVID guidelines throw out quarantine, allow for benefits of natural immunity

Children in New York who test positive for the virus are still expected to isolate at home. However, the state will scrap prior practices of randomly testing asymptomatic students, faculty and staff.

Referencing the updated guidance, Hochul explained that “if a classmate tests positive for COVID and your child doesn’t have symptoms, your child can stay in school as long as they wear a mask under those circumstances.”

The governor’s comment comes despite the fact that masks have been shown to be ineffective at preventing the spread of the virus, and could pose actual health risks to wearers, especially children. Moreover, studies have shown that prolonged use of masks can cause developmental and psychological harm in children, including delayed language development in babies.

RELATED: Masks have always had very little to do with protecting the public from COVID

During her Monday press conference, Hochul also called in-person education “essential,” adding the state is “still dealing with the fallout of those decisions made when we had less information.”

Despite Hochul’s assertion that damaging decisions were made because “we had less information,”  many medical experts and physicians had warned about the damage caused by shutting down schools and masking children early in the pandemic.

In the October 2020 Great Barrington Declaration, thousands of signers, including medical practitioners and medical & public health scientists, argued for a “Focused Protection” strategy that would allow children to attend in-person school while directing resources toward protecting the most vulnerable, especially the elderly.


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