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Political divisions over the pandemic are creating a wedge and splitting off health care workers from small communities that desperately need them. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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'Toxic Individualism': Pandemic Politics Driving Health Care Workers From Small Towns

A wave of departing medical professionals in rural areas threatens to leave gaping holes in these health care systems and local economies, triggering a death spiral that may be hard to stop.

The first day back to school on Dec. 7 at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 in New York City. Students whose parents opted for blended learning returned to school after all were shut down a few weeks earlier. Millions of students are still going to school online. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Schools Face A Massive Challenge To Make Up For Learning Lost During The Pandemic

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Political divisions over the pandemic are creating a wedge and splitting off health care workers from small communities that desperately need them. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Charlie Riedel/AP

'Toxic Individualism': Pandemic Politics Driving Health Care Workers From Small Towns

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