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    One of my friends owns a service station well-known in our city. His father started the business in 1938.

    Last week two of his mechanics who had not bothered to get Covid-19 shots were diagnosed with the illness.

    As a direct result, the business is now closed for several days while the owner and his five other mechanics await results of their Covid-19 tests. Employment insurance or another related program will give them some income, but come nowhere near replacing the wages of licensed mechanics. The business is listed in the media for a couple of weeks as one of the places whose customers should get tested if they were there on 3 specific days.

    In addition to losing his own income while closed, the owner risks losing customers if they have to go elsewhere to get needed work. Even the publicity may scare people away.

    The reception area of the garage is properly equipped with plastic barriers. Since the start of Covid, only one customer has been allowed in at a time. Chairs in the waiting area were removed, and customers are not allowed to wait in the building for their vehicles. The owner and other staff who meet customers always wear masks. Having taken good precautions, the owner and other employees are victims of the two who "didn't care".

    Please do the right thing. Even if you sincerely believe you don't need protection against Covid-19, please get the shots to protect your family, friends and other people you associate with.
    Bill Jarvis

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    Thank you, Bill.
    The objections people are making to getting the vaccines are many and varied; and almost to the letter, a figment of imagination.
    Those who abstain are announcing to the world they care about others almost as little as they care about themselves.

    The small shop where I work has the owner, his wife and myself in the office, and three technicians.
    Each of us knew if a single one of us came down with the virus the income stream of five families would be indefinitely halted.
    Getting the shot is a no-brainer.
    As an "essential service", we have remained open and busy throughout.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
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