President John F. Kennedy so prophetically said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” I can take it further. Ask what you can do for your friends, neighbors, family and strangers by getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

After a nonthreatening discussion with my Idaho customers building in Oregon who won’t get the shot, I explained to them my philosophy. I could never forgive myself if I were unknowingly positive without the vaccine and harmed any other people, and worst of all, if they died because of me.

My husband, Dan, and I are well into the over-65 age group, and his lungs are susceptible to problems, so we not only protect ourselves, but we are also protecting everyone with whom we come into contact. We don’t know if those in public places indoors without masks are anti-vaccine people or not, so we always wear our masks. We have stopped going out to restaurants again, except on rare occasions.

What can you do for your fellow man? It’s so easy, and you don’t risk harming others.

Terrie Biggs

La Grande

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