Daily Yonder: Rural COVID Infections Break Record for Second Week

In the latest rural COVID update from The Daily Yonder, new rural infections have broken records for the second week in a row, growing by more than 30%.

As of Jan. 15, 534,000 new rural infections were reported, a 36% increase. In metro areas, infections increased by two percent.

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Daily Yonder: Rural Vaccinations Slow, Almost 48% of Rural America Vaccinated

In the latest rural vaccination update from The Daily Yonder, only 500,000 rural people have completed a COVID-19 vaccination, the slowest growth in vaccination rates since the vaccines became available last spring.

As of Jan. 13, 47.9% of rural America is vaccinated against COVID, with the urban rate at 61.1%.

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Aging Workforce: Burnout, Resignations, and How Its Affecting Our Health Care System

Economics states that the law of supply and demand is a theory, and that it explains the interaction between the sellers of a resource and the buyers for that resource. In health care it is the number of providers to the number of patients.  With a shortfall of medical providers there will then be a shortfall of care. Unfortunately, in medicine we cannot increase prices to produce more care. We have to increase the supply of workers.

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