Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2021
From The Left

Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane road in rural Tennessee in search of a coronavirus vaccine. Then the trees cleared and the Hickman County Agricultural Pavilion appeared.

The 74-year-old woman wasn’t eligible to be vaccinated in Nashville, where she lives, because there were so many health care workers to vaccinate there. But a neighbor told her the state’s rural counties had already moved to younger age groups and she found an appointment 60 miles away.

“I felt kind of guilty...

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https://apnews.com/article/rural-areas-vaccine-distribution-b912b74c4f38bf2ff7abc99d1a9f4d22

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