Monnat speaks about the negative effects of Coronavirus on rural areas

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the KCUR 89.3 radio show in Kansas City, MO to talk about the rural health crisis in relation to Coronavirus. A majority of rural counties in Kansas and Missouri do not have the proper health care resources for critically ill patients, which forces patients to find care in larger cities. Monnat says, “It’s not just the rural health care infrastructure that becomes overwhelmed when there aren’t enough hospital beds, it’s also the surrounding neighborhoods, the suburbs, the urban hospital infrastructure starts to become overwhelmed as well.” Listen to the radio show and read the article: Coronavirus Patients From Rural Communities Without Mask Orders Are Crowding Kansas City Hospitals.