This year has shown just how unprepared the world was for a large scale disaster, and the United States is no exception. In fact, while countries across Europe begin to reopen, even allowing travel within some zones, the US is battling a severe second wave of the pandemic as it continues to cause an economic collapse.
However, the health crisis has not affected all parts of the country equally, and some have been feeling the strain of the times much more than others. For rural zones, civil unrest is seen only on TV screens, and the images of overflowing hospitals and rising case count reports seem far away. In fact, life may not feel much different than the same time last year.
But in urban areas, the protests seem virtually endless, and streets that once held countless commuter cars are now packed with angry mobs. Meanwhile, the case counts in these tightly packed areas are surging, and the few glimpses of normalcy that locals caught in June have quickly disappeared under rolled back reopening plans. For city dwellers, life today looks nothing like it did in 2019. And, unfortunately, these conditions will likely only continue to get worse.
In this video, we’re going to discuss how the health crisis has taken a disproportionate toll across the United States, hitting urban centers much harder than rural areas. We’ll tell you what that means for many of our major cities, and how some may never fully recover. We are also going to give you the larger picture of where the country is heading.