When the coronavirus pandemic first hit New Hampshire, many public health leaders worried about the state's rural communities. Smaller towns tend to have more elderly patients and fewer health care resources. Some doctors warned that even a small number of cases could overwhelm the region's hospitals.
But a new report finds that rural areas of Vermont and New Hampshire handled the coronavirus outbreak better than expected. The authors of the report, Dartmouth College Professors Elizabeth Carpenter-Song and Anne Sosin, joined NHPR's All Things Considered host Peter Biello to discuss some of the highlights of their study. Read the full NPR article here and a related article published in the June 21st issue of the Valley News here.
Professor Carpenter-Song and Professor Anne Sosin's work is generously funded by the COVID-19 Spark Funding at Dartmouth College and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.