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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown into sharp contrast the growing inequalities of the rural-urban divide. While urban centers have been hit hard in the US, a recent report highlights a sharp uptick of micropolitan cases. This is important because nearly 5% of micropolitan and rural residents nation-wide, and nearly 8% of rural south residents, commute to urban hubs further increasing the spread of COVID-19. No place is this more germane than the rural south.



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