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Rural Americans Stopped Staying In. Then Covid-19 Hit.

Covid-19 is resurging across the U.S.—but it’s hitting hardest in rural places, where people have been sheltering less

11/24/2020 10:45:00 PM

Covid-19 is resurging across the U.S.—but it’s hitting hardest in rural places, where people have been sheltering less

Covid-19 is resurging across the U.S.—but it’s hitting hardest in rural places, where people have been sheltering less. Infection rates for the week ended Nov. 14 were about 60% higher in rural areas than in urban counties, a Wall Street Journal analysis of coronavirus case data found.

Nov. 24, 2020 2:00 pm ETThe coronavirus is resurging across the U.S. But it’s hitting hardest in rural places, where people have been sheltering less than anywhere else in the country.As new virus cases broke records all over, Americans in rural counties were leaving home about as much as they did before the pandemic struck, a Wall Street Journal analysis of coronavirus case data from Johns Hopkins University and cellphone mobility metrics from data firm SafeGraph found. In cities, people have remained more hunkered down.

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Now that white rural America is getting hit its time to finally give a shit huh? Excellent reporting, anfuller and Tawnell ! Sadly, we shouldn't have been surprised that people often don't act in their best health interests...and now with vaccines coming, it's likely to get worse. Related: Rural places Why not just come out and say it the Red States .

Ahem... hmmm. NYT interactive map shows a different picture. Looks like the hotspots over the last week are still major cities (most of which are controlled by Democrats) DemFromCT Hat tip to your opinion section helping them get there.. 10 day decline in cases in all midwest states except MN, IL. That's right we did not lock down. You should have seen the massive turn out when the school threatened to cancel sports. Friday night football is way more important than folks getting sick. Meanwhile our schools are a mess with kids, teachers and staff out sick.

The last places tested Rural Americans also overwhelmingly supported trump and his alternative reality. Now they are paying for it. Hopefully they learn something but, I doubt it .govkristinoem message for you thank you very much for your work Peddle your fear porn elsewhere. That's one spot on hoax. Affirmative replies first shown, so tired of WSJ publishing narrative not researched or accurate. You’ve been bought. Can’t wait till the reveal!🇺🇸

Duh! How many hospitalizations? Deaths? 'Cases' is a meaningless statistic meant to scare sheeple into greater levels of submission. If you're sick, of course, stay home - duh. If not, live your friggin life. Rural used to be safe! Complacencies come around and bite. This is a bogus story. It's very easy to social distance in a rural setting.

SenatorRisch MikeCrapo CongMikeSimpson RussFulcher GovernorLittle Sound familiar? Locking rural people in their homes is also stupid. There's not as much to do and food is often many miles away. Where are they getting COVID? Walmart?