The gap in metro and rural residents throughout the US who are vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to increase. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
According to reporting by The Daily Yonder, an online publication that covers rural areas of the country, there is at least an 11.8% gap between residents in metro parts of the US and rural areas when it comes to being vaccinated against COVID-19. In Missouri, nearly 33% of rural residents are vaccinated, compared to 45% of residents who reside in metro areas.
Dr. Robert Stauffer of Freeman Joplin, speaking Wednesday, says that he’s seen COVID Long-Hauler symptoms in all ages and demographics of patients, and it affects everyone differently. “And it is not something that is 100% but there is certainly a subset of patients that despite having COVID, sometimes just a mild case of COVID, that present with, a lot of, multiple symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pain, sort of what they call, brain fog”. Dr. Stauffer says the best way to ensure a quicker recovery from COVID is to live a healthy life and eat right. Freeman Joplin continues to maintain three COVID-19 units. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro