Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.

Lauren Hughes, Physician, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

medicine public-health covid-19 coronavirus politics pandemic health-care quarantine hospitals doctors masks rural great-plains rural-health midwest

In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.

Roberto Silva, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

health public-health covid-19 coronavirus economics pandemic remote-work social-distancing hospitals face-masks rural great-plains mask-wearing rural-health small-towns

Rural America is more vulnerable to COVID-19 than cities are, and it's starting to show

Being able to identify communities that are susceptible to the pandemic ahead of time would allow officials to target public health interventions to slow the spread of the infection and avoid deaths.

David J. Peters, Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, Iowa State University • conversation
June 18, 2020 ~10 min

health covid-19 coronavirus livestock us-midwest rural mitigation slaughterhouses rural-policies

Coronavirus is spreading through rural South’s high-risk population – reopening economies will make it worse

Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.

Meagen Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration, University of Mississippi • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

health medicine covid-19 coronavirus politics economics hospitals coronavirus-2020 rural-america rural commuting

Page 1 of 1