A recently published article in the High Plains Reader (HPR), “Why Was North Dakota The ‘COVID Death Capital of the World?’” includes quotes from me. First off, Laura Simmons, the author, made a good effort to provide a balanced article and I commend her. She was not required to provide an alternative viewpoint in her article about a recently released book, but did so anyway. She was reasonable in both the initial off-the-record and subsequent on-the-record interviews. She provided a recording of our on-the-record interview and emailed it to me. She allowed me to email follow-up clarification.