A housing crisis combined with inadequate access to health care in many communities makes Canada’s North vulnerable to COVID-19.
Despite chronic housing need and persistent health and infrastructural inequities, northern communities are turning to the land and each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Kyle Parks, the only surgeon at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton, Ga. The hospital struggles to stay in business while serving large numbers of rural poor.
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Americans who live in rural parts of the country have fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals than those who live in cities. It also appears that insurers are working against them.
A welcome sign to Bristol, a small town that sits in Virginia and Tennessee, June 26, 2019. Bristol is trying to recruit doctors because the rural town is facing many of the same health care shortages of other rural towns.
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Rural hospital closings have accelerated in recent years, leaving not only sick people but ghost towns in their wake. Does the failure to fix it speak to the ills of the larger health care system?