The Shift Episode 121: The WHO and National Sovereignty with Susan Guest

In this episode, host Doug McKenty discusses the recent amendments to the World Health Organizations’ International Health Regulations with researcher Susan Guest. Much has been discussed concerning these changes allowing the WHO broad powers over member nations in the case of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Could this be the end of national sovereignty as it has been historically practiced? This conversation places the proposed amendments within the proper context of international law and asserts the battle is far from over. Find out more about the work of Susan Guest at



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