Pre-COVID-19 literature had already shown that suicide rates are higher in rural communities3. Many factors have been attributed to this maldistribution, including limited access to care, reluctance to seek care, older age and higher rates of disability. At a time such as this, when the pandemic itself acts as a significant stressor to people’s lives, there is a much greater need for people in rural communities to seek mental health care.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has now reached every corner of the world and is due to the zoonotic transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from wild animals to humans.
The unique objective of this review was to prioritize the voices of patients and providers in discussing the disparities between health interventions and needs of people in rural communities.
Bill Gates said Sunday that the U.S. needs “to own up to the fact that we didn’t do a good job” in its response to the coronavirus pandemic.