“‘You’re living this reality that people don’t understand, and there’s nothing you can say that will convince them. They just say you’re lying.’ The post-traumatic stress experienced by nurses and doctors during the pandemic has been compared to what soldiers suffer. But in places still rife with covid denial — often rural, conservative and devoted to former president Donald Trump — there is a difference: It is like having fought in a war that many believe never took place.” WaPo: Their neighbors called covid-19 a hoax. Can these ICU nurses forgive them?

+ “She has found that most people she talks to eventually get vaccinated. The challenge, she said, is ‘getting people to talk to me about it in the first place.'” Rural Kentucky health officials press on, one shot at a time.