Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed legislation prohibiting the enforcement of guidelines from the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum, and United Nations.

“The World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum have no jurisdiction in this state,” Senate Bill 426, which takes effect immediately, read.

“The state and its political subdivisions, including, but not limited to, counties, cities, towns, precincts, water districts, school districts, school administrative units, or quasi-public entities, shall not be compelled to engage in the enforcement of, or any collaboration with the enforcement of, any requirements or mandates issued by the World Health Organization, the United Nations, or the World Economic Forum,” it read.

“We aren’t buying what the WHO, WEF, and UN are selling. We value our freedom— and that means keeping their agenda far away from Oklahoma,” Stitt said.

“Any requirements or mandates issued by the World Health Organization, the United Nations, or the World Economic Forum shall not be used in this state as a basis for action, nor to direct, order, or otherwise impose, contrary to the constitution and laws of this state, any requirements whatsoever, including those for masks,
vaccines, or medical testing, or gather any public or private information about the state’s citizens or residents, and shall have no force or effect in this state,” the bill read.

Oklahoma Voice reports:

Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, said last week that the law does not prevent the state from following recommendations from WHO, the UN or the World Economic Forum.

“Our health department, our government, our subdivisions can listen to any recommendation from anyone and make a decision,” Bergstrom said. “But we are not going to be bound by their dictates, their mandates.”

Bergstrom said it would not change the way the state responds. He cited the COVID-19 pandemic as an example.

“During the last pandemic, we made our own decisions,” Bergstrom said. “There were recommendations that came down and we realized that some of those … were not particularly good recommendations, and we decided to do things the Oklahoma way.”

But critics questioned the necessity of the bill and how it would affect the state’s ability to respond to global health emergencies.

WHO did not issue any mandates during the pandemic that affected the United States, just recommendations. Any mandates came from state, tribal, county and local officials.

Per KTBS:

After the bill became a law, Oklahoma GOP Sen. George Burns, a co-author of the legislation, said: “This legislation stands as a testament to our commitment to protecting the rights and liberties of Oklahomans. By prohibiting the enforcement of mandates and recommendations from the World Health Organization, the United Nations, or the World Economic Forum, we ensure that the decisions affecting our residents are made by their elected representatives and local authorities.”

The bill comes as Republicans are expressing concerns that the World Health Assembly may expand the powers of the World Health Organization through a pandemic treaty that could pass as soon as this month.

WHO negotiators have struggled to reach an agreement and finalize a pandemic treaty.

Negotiations To Establish WHO Pandemic Treaty FAIL

Read SB 426 HERE.

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