Ohio’s Amish Suffered a Lot From Covid, but Vaccines Are Still a Hard Sell

The Amish communities of northeastern Ohio engage in textbook communal living. Families eat, work and go to church together, and through the pandemic, mask-wearing and physical distancing have been spotty. That has meant that these communities bore a high rate of infection and death. This story is from a reporting partnership that includes WCPN-Ideastream, NPR and KHN. It can be republished for free. Despite this, health officials are struggling to encourage residents to get vaccinated against covid-19. Holmes County, where half the population is Amish, has the lowest vaccination rate in Ohio, with just 10% of the population fully vaccinated. “...

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