A deadly ‘checkerboard’: Covid-19’s new surge across rural America (Washington Post)

Washington Post: A deadly ‘checkerboard’: Covid-19’s new surge across rural America. “As the death toll nears 100,000, the disease caused by the virus has made a fundamental shift in who it touches and where it reaches in America, according to a Washington Post analysis of case data and interviews with public health professionals in several states. The pandemic that first struck in major metropolises is now increasingly finding its front line in the country’s rural areas; counties with acres of farmland, cramped meatpacking plants, out-of-the-way prisons and few hospital beds.”