Several social media posts are spreading fears about the impact of a potential World Health Organization pandemic treaty. The WHO set a May 2024 deadline to implement a program that coordinates global efforts to prevent future public health emergencies. Social media posts allege that this would allow the WHO to mandate vaccines globally, undermining personal freedoms and national sovereignty.
Risk level: Low
Recommendation: While conversations about the WHO’s pandemic treaty are unlikely to arise in a clinical setting, social media posts about this treaty may provide a platform for vaccine opponents. This alert is provided for informational purposes for doctors and other health care providers.