Also, for the second week in a row, half of all political comments from public social-media users in rural parts of six swing states criticize the president for the way he is handling the crisis.Read More...
Meatpacking plants, prisons, and nursing homes are associated with high Covid-19 infection rates in the hardest-hit counties.
New cases of Covid-19 at meatpacking plants are the primary factor in rural America's rising infection rate.
Total number of cases in rural America now approaches 66,000, with 2,508 deaths.
Nearly half of the social-media posts coming out of rural parts of six swing states criticizes the president for the way he is handling the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report released by a rural-focused Democratic organization.
The national rate of infection remains about four times higher than the rural average. But the rural exceptions are striking.
Rural America was slower to report cases of COVID-19. But the disease is now spreading at least as quickly in rural areas as urban ones.
Full-size version of the map About a third of the nation's rural counties have reported a case of coronavirus as of Thursday, March 26. Those cases have resulted in 32 deaths, an increase of 11 from Wednesday. The number of COVID-19…
In 2016 rural Michigan voters delivered an upset victory for Bernie Sanders. This year, they voted with the rest of the state for his opponent, Joe Biden. Other states in Tuesday’s primaries followed the same trend.
A new book by Matthew Algeo examines the well known events of 1968 and tells the lesser known stories of the “American heroes” of Eastern Kentucky.