Julie McDonald’s Sept. 13 column on the Southwest Washington Writers Conference accurately quoted an email I sent her expressing my misgivings about visiting a county with a comparatively low COVID-19 vaccination rate.
I am a cancer survivor with a still-compromised immune system. My wife is also at risk for the same reason. If anyone construed that I was issuing a blanket condemnation of the people of Lewis County, or making a political statement, nothing could be farther from the truth. Regardless, I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended.
John C. Hughes
Washington state historian