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.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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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.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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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.
June 18, 2020 • ~10 min
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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.
April 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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