“We may disagree on how serious this pandemic was or how necessary it was to go in social isolation, but we should not refuse to take reasonable and cautious measures to protect our elderly, our vulnerable, and our children, ” OPS Member David Coutin, MD, wrote in a June 2 opinion article. “Such stubbornness in the guise of medical freedom could be perceived as a lack of respect, a selfishness and a meanness that many clergy could call an absence of appreciation for human life and of moral behavior. Morality is defined here as ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.'”

Read Dr. Coutin’s full article, “Playing Russian Roulette with Other People’s Lives,” published in the Bend Bulletin.



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