Rising Covid cases sound alarm bells for area health officials

Cases of Covid are on the rise in Oregon and in Malheur County, prompting health officials to urge residents to get vaccinated. (The Enterprise/FILE).

ONTARIO – A man stopped by the Malheur County Health Department recently to get vaccinated against Covid, but he remained uneasy.

The man asked once he was vaccinated if he would shed a spike protein and give someone else Covid.

Sarah Poe, the health department director, assured the man he wouldn’t shed a spike protein but the question and the information behind . . .