BuzzFeed News Feature

I’m featured in a recent BuzzFeed News article, “This Pandemic is not your Vacation,” written by Anne Helen Petersen. I talk about what I call “disaster gentrification,” or how rural communities are seen as a place of respite by urban outsiders. In cases like the COVID-19 pandemic, this has resulted in many outbreaks in rural communities due to second home owners and other outsiders retreating there, stretching thin the already thin healthcare infrastructure of American rural places.

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