EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
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Rural America and Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenges and Solutions

European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 2020, 4(2), em0040, https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8200
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ABSTRACT

There are emerging concerns about the preparedness of rural communities in the United States in the face of the 2019 novel coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2, causing the disease COVID-19) considering the existing disparities across the social determinants of health between rural and urban Americans. Taking into account the current exponential rate of spread of the coronavirus, this article critically examines the risk facing the 60 million Americans living in rural areas, discusses possible solutions pertaining to rural COVID-19 prevention, and examines measures to consider to prepare for this epidemic before it reaches rural areas.

KEYWORDS

Coronavirus COVID-19 rural area social determinants of health

CITATION (Harvard)

Ameh, G. G., Njoku, A., Inungu, J., and Younis, M. (2020). Rural America and Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenges and Solutions. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 4(2), em0040. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8200
APA
Ameh, G. G., Njoku, A., Inungu, J., & Younis, M. (2020). Rural America and Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenges and Solutions. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 4(2), em0040. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8200
Vancouver
Ameh GG, Njoku A, Inungu J, Younis M. Rural America and Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenges and Solutions. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2020;4(2):em0040. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8200
AMA
Ameh GG, Njoku A, Inungu J, Younis M. Rural America and Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenges and Solutions. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2020;4(2), em0040. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8200
Chicago
Ameh, Governor G, Anuli Njoku, Jeff Inungu, and Mustafa Younis. "Rural America and Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenges and Solutions". European Journal of Environment and Public Health 2020 4 no. 2 (2020): em0040. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8200
MLA
Ameh, Governor G et al. "Rural America and Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenges and Solutions". European Journal of Environment and Public Health, vol. 4, no. 2, 2020, em0040. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8200

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