Faith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America’s Covid Vaccine Skeptics

Resistance is widespread in white, Republican communities like this one in Appalachia. But it’s far more complicated than just a partisan divide.,

Rev. Guy Richardson leads Sunday worship at Old Fashion Gospel House in Bulls Gap, Tenn. In communities like these -- mostly white, evangelical Christian and Republican -- resistance to the Covid vaccine is difficult to combat.
Rev. Guy Richardson leads Sunday worship at Old Fashion Gospel House in Bulls Gap, Tenn. In communities like these — mostly white, evangelical Christian and Republican — resistance to the Covid vaccine is difficult to combat.

Faith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America’s Covid Vaccine Skeptics

Resistance is widespread in white, Republican communities like this one in Appalachia. But it’s far more complicated than just a partisan divide.

Rev. Guy Richardson leads Sunday worship at Old Fashion Gospel House in Bulls Gap, Tenn. In communities like these — mostly white, evangelical Christian and Republican — resistance to the Covid vaccine is difficult to combat.Credit…

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