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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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Two Fish and an Elephant Khruangbin
Stand Tall The Olympians
Higgs Boson Black Milk
Heat Waves Glass Animals
Make Me Feel Like IAMNOBODI

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

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Colony Theme Clogs
Freckles The New Mastersounds
The Road to Dallas James Newton HOward
If It Bleeds It Leads
San Fransico (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) Emile Mosseri
All I See Is You (Instrumental) UTAH, Johnny Steele
Empathy Kelsey Lu
Cardinals Lele Marchitelli
Eon Meredith Monk
The Look Metronomy
Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over Jack White

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