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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Hitting Rural Communities Hard

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Diego Cuadros, Ph.D.

COVID-19 infections are hitting rural communities especially hard. A team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that in parts of the country where the virus is surging, residents in rural communities are dying at higher rates than those in urban areas.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the research is University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor of Health Geography and Disease Modeling Diego Cuadros, Ph.D., who runs the the Health Geography and Disease Modeling Lab at UC.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.