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  • Rural Deaths Climb by One-Third to Highest Level Since March

    Explore a full-page version of the map. The rural death rate for Covid-19 grew by nearly a third last week, reaching levels not seen since early March. New infections also climbed, but at a more modest pace of 5%. Covid-related deaths in metropolitan counties also increased, but at a slower pace of 19% for the The post Rural Deaths Climb by One-Third to Highest Level Since March appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Vaccine Mandates Could Create Staffing Issues, Hospitals Report

    In July, well before the Covid-19 vaccines were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a group of medical professionals at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky, voted to mandate hospital employees take the vaccine or be terminated. By the September 15 deadline, the healthcare system had terminated 24 of its 1,200 The post Vaccine Mandates Could Create Staffing Issues, Hospitals Report appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Revitalizing the Main Street, Revitalizing the Community

    Part of a series on Utah rural development programs. When Michael Kourianos, the mayor of Price, Utah – population 8,300 – spoke with Sen. Mitt Romney about his community and its downtown, Kourianos recalls Romney giving him one piece of advice: “He said, ‘Mayor, the one thing that reflects on a community is empty buildings The post Revitalizing the Main Street, Revitalizing the Community appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

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