HealthDay Reports: COVID-19 Now Reaching Into Rural America
Rural America presents its own risks for coronavirus spread, given that people in these areas tend to be older, sicker and with less access to health care services.
COVID-19 Now Reaching Into Rural America
TUESDAY, May 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Until now, cities such as New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and New Orleans have been hot spots for COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States.
But the coronavirus threat is growing in America's rural areas -- and in many ways, the risk there is even more dire than it has been in big cities, experts say.
That's because people tend to be older and sicker in rural areas, and have far less access to the health care services needed to help them get well and prevent community-wide spread of COVID-19, said Alan Morgan, chief executive officer of the National Rural Health Association.