A.  Indeed, yes!

The WHO’s plan is to stop advising and start ordering the world around.

Q.  How can this happen?

A.  196 countries are already parties to the current International Health Regulations, which give the WHO a small amount of authority over border crossings, marine infections and the like.  The rest of the International Health Regulations makes non-binding recommendations to countries over certain health matters.

      The WHO’s plan is to simply amend the Regulations, and change the word “non-binding” to “binding” in the document–which turns all its recommendations into orders.