Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

December 18, 2020

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rural America



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  • A study of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living in rural communities in the western US found significant negative impacts on self-reported overall life satisfaction, mental health, and economic outlook. These impacts were generally consistent across age, ethnicity, education, and sex. More than half of all respondents reported some level of negative impact to overall life, and 28% had at least one form of direct experience with the COVID-19 virus.

Mueller et al. (Jan 5, 2021). Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rural America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.