President Joe Biden’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense is a former advisor to the World Health Organization committee behind the sovereignty-threatening “Pandemic Treaty,” War Room can reveal.
The unearthed, influential White House position of the former World Health Organization (WHO) advisor comes amidst ongoing controversy over President Biden’s intentions to unconstitutionally enter the U.S. into a pandemic-focused treaty with the global health body. Critics of the treaty warn that the treaty would allow the WHO – a United Nations agency – to dictate pandemics and public health emergencies indiscriminately in the U.S.
War Room can reveal, however, a conflict of interest between one of President Biden’s leading advisors on the subject and the WHO.
Raj Panjabi, who has served as a February of last year, formerly worked at the WHO and can be linked to the origins of the “Pandemic Treaty” effort.
Panjabi “serves as the President’s top health security and biodefense advisor and works with the National Security Adviser to execute federal policy to prevent, prepare for, and respond to epidemics, pandemics and other biological threats,” explains his biography.
Put simply: Panjabi has likely played a critical role in the Biden administration’s internal deliberations about the WHO’s “Pandemic Treaty.” And he’s likely in favor.
Panjabi was an Advisor to the WHO’s Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) from July 2020 to February 2021. The IPPR laid the groundwork for the pandemic treaty currently being deliberated by the WHO and potentially being adopted by President Biden, internal documents have revealed.
The panel sought to provide an “analysis and vision for a strengthened international system ideally equipped for pandemic preparedness and response,” advocating for a legally binding treaty as a potential solution.
Panjabi’s WHO ties run even deeper, as he is a member of the body’s Community Health Worker Hub where he served on the External Review Group. He has also served as an advisor to the WHO’s Ambassador for Health Workforce.