Interview with National Rural Health Association CEO Alan Morgan

While the COVID-19 virus continues to devastate the agricultural markets, the virus will also affect rural communities. The CEO of the National Rural Health Association Alan Morgan spoke to RFD-TV about what this might mean for rural health and the correct actions to take.

Morgan stated that this is still flu season and rural hospitals could reach capacity if coronavirus cases increase. One important issue with a virus like this is information, specifically, the importance to access accurate information on symptoms, treatments, and preventive measures. According to Morgan, this disease may help with broadband expansion and telehealth for rural communities.

In regards to the coronavirus, Morgan says that common sense is key: wash your hands, the elderly need to take extra precautions, call the doctor/hospital before you go, and be careful when traveling to heavily populated areas.

For more information click HERE.