“For many here, it’s an increasingly foreign America that they explain with suspicion, anger and occasionally conspiracy theories. The result: At a time when the country is bitterly torn and crises are piling up faster than ever, the feeling of isolation in this corner of Ohio is more profound than ever.” AP: In Appalachia, people watch COVID-19, race issues from afar. (You may not agree with the political expression of their anger and despair, but don’t deny the anger and despair. There’s already a shortage of empathy in America.)