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Posted inRural Health

COVID-19 affected NC’s rural economies long before the first confirmed cases arrived there

By Liora Engel-Smith In mid-March, the pandemic that now encompasses every county in the state seemed like a decidedly urban problem. As of March 16, North Carolina’s 33 confirmed cases were concentrated in population centers: the Triangle, the greater Charlotte area and micro counties — areas with smaller cities. But even without confirmed cases, rural […]