Executive Order — Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats
Signed quietly by Obama on a Friday, this November 4th.
“It is the policy of the United States to advance the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), which is a multi-faceted, multi-country initiative intended to accelerate partner countries’ measurable capabilities to achieve specific targets to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats (GHSA targets), whether naturally occurring, deliberate, or accidental.”
So basically, the agenda is to push vaccines and normalize quarantine procedures across nations during outbreaks.
GHSA Immunization Agenda
Participating countries must have….
“A functioning national vaccine delivery system—with nationwide reach, effective distributions, access for marginalized populations, adequate cold chain, and ongoing quality control.”
“At least 90% coverage of the country’s 15-month-old population with at least one dose of measles-containing vaccine.”
Some notable “Five Year Action Items”
– Conduct routine immunization activities
– Implement case-based surveillance
– Achieve and document vaccination of health care workers
Surveillance tool that Bill Gates provided the CDC helps identify “district-level measles risk” based on immunization records. (Source is same CDC link as above)
HHS Recently Proposed Giving the CDC the Power to Detain and Quarantine People Without Due Process
“When an apprehension occurs, the individual is not free to leave or discontinue his/her discussion with an HHS/CDC public health or quarantine officer.”
“…the proposed practice to issue Federal orders before a medical examination has taken place.”
“CDC defines precommunicable stage to mean the stage beginning upon an individual’s earliest opportunity for exposure to an infectious agent.”
“CDC may enter into an agreement with an individual, upon such terms as the CDC considers to be reasonably necessary, indicating that the individual consents to any of the public health measures authorized under this part, including quarantine, isolation, conditional release, medical examination, hospitalization, vaccination, and treatment: provided that the individual’s consent shall not be considered as a prerequisite to any exercise of any authority under this part.”
“…individuals who violate the terms of the agreement or the terms of the Federal order for quarantine, isolation, or conditional release (even if no agreement is in place between the individual and the government), he or she may be subject to criminal penalties.”
The source of all quotes above is the official proposed rule for the Control of Communicable Diseases by Health & Human Services (HHS)
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