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    • jbuchana2 years ago

      Wealth is a big factor here. I have trouble understanding how people can afford over $1000 a day as the cost was in one location mentioned in the article. They just live in a totally different world.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        2 years ago

        Yup. Always good to remember that there are many different worlds in this world.

    • Alexa
      2 years ago

      Big fan of this writer, AHP's newsletters is one of the few I never miss.

      She said in her newsletter today that:

      I was trying to get at the larger story of how the privilege to “escape” cities is going to ravage rural communities, and was assisted mightily by several rural studies scholars who’ve been working and analyzing and writing about these issues for years.

      I think she nailed it.

      It's not a pretty conclusion "Wealth is the vector" (annnnd now I have Motorhead's "Eat The Rich" in my head) but relatively sound logic.

      Plus, heartbreaking...as the rich jet off to hide in their 2nd (or 3rd) homes, the dwindling middle class are stuck at home with their kids and the lower income sect is stuck on the front lines in shipping warehouses, grocery stores etc...taking the brunt of the risk.

      Living in a seasonal resort type town can be tough enough, I've done it many times and always struggled to watch visitors treat the city like a playground (and often trash it) and not a place to cherish or care for. I can't imagine the stress of living in a small, seasonal town with 1 ventilator and 2 ICU beds and watching people from heavily infected areas flood into your town for a charming rural "vacation quarantine" away from it all. Eek.