THE GUARDIAN: Is Appalachia the best place right now in pandemic America?

Writing for the Guardian, a southeast Ohio native says she’s right where she, and others, should be as coronavirus continues to ravage America.

Certainly, the pandemic will be horrific to places already devastated by poverty. Many people in my town do not have primary care physicians – there are simply not enough doctors – and use the ER for care. Many others do not have insurance. Though the coronavirus is revealing the many, many cracks in our fractured country, uncovering the dirty truth about who gets care and who does not, I hope it is also unveiling how small communities like my own make it work, and have for years, even under unbearable conditions: through local networks, neighbors helping neighbors, even strangers.

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