Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed COVID legislation in 2021 giving state health authorities the power to forcibly quarantine and inject anyone who “state health authorities” deem to be a risk to public safety, using “any means necessary” to do so.
On May 3rd, 2021, Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 2006 into law, giving state health authorities massive power over the people of Florida, while authorizing the imprisonment and forced injection of anyone deemed a risk by those authorities. At the time of the bill’s signing, DeSantis and others in Florida’s government presented it as a ban on so-called “vaccine passports,” but buried within the legislation is an unprecedented attack on the civil liberties of American Citizens.
As a result of DeSantis-signed SB 2006, state health authorities have the power to “order an individual to be examined, tested, vaccinated, treated, isolated, or quarantined for communicable diseases,” if those health authorities believe the diseases “have significant morbidity or mortality and present a severe danger to public health.”
In the case of COVID, which has a more than 99% survival rate, state health authorities made this exact claim and, though false, it led to the biggest clampdown on civil liberties in American history.
Furthermore, SB 2006 states that if an individual is deemed to pose “a danger to the public health, the State Health Officer may subject the individual to isolation or quarantine.”
“If there is no practical method to isolate or quarantine the individual, the State Health Officer may use any means necessary to vaccinate or treat the individual.”