September 29, 2023

The pandemic could also be over, however Sumter County commissioners revisited it Tuesday evening, approving a decision asserting the appropriate to make particular person well being choices.

About 50 supporters attended and confirmed their help when County Chairman Craig Estep requested those that favored the decision to face.

Important of the World Well being Group (WHO) and the World Financial Discussion board (WEF), the decision additionally acknowledged that the federal authorities was “in battle with the appropriate of residents to retain their freedom of selection” by mandating COVID vaccinations for federal staff. The vaccines “didn’t full the required trials,” in response to the decision.

The decision, which carries no authorized authority, asserted the rights to refuse a well being directive by WHO or WEF, to be “free from worry” when making well being choices and at no cost motion in Sumter County and not using a vaccine or well being passport.

In Sumter County, 109,655 individuals or 85 p.c of the inhabitants had been reported totally vaccinated in December 2022, in response to COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker.

Greater than 270 million individuals or 81.4 p.c of the U.S. inhabitants acquired the COVID vaccine whereas greater than 220 million individuals acquired a second dose. In Florida, 82.9 p.c of the inhabitants or 17.9 million individuals acquired the vaccine.

By July 2023, Sumter County had 30,822 reported COVID circumstances and 284 deaths. In the US, 103,436,839 confirmed COVID circumstances and 1,127,152 deaths had been reported by Aug. 8.

Worldwide, 768,982,331 confirmed circumstances and 6,953,730 deaths have been reported.