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As Delta Variant Spreads, Conservative Leaders In The Rural West Continue To Sow Distrust

West Wendover in Elko County, Nev.
Lynn Friedman
West Wendover in Elko County, Nev.

“Eroding trust takes minutes. Building trust takes years,” says Christine Porter, a public health professor at the University of Wyoming.

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Nate Hegyi is a reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau based at Yellowstone Public Radio. He earned an M.A. in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism in 2016 and interned at NPR’s Morning Edition in 2014. In a prior life, he toured around the country in a band, lived in Texas for a spell, and once tried unsuccessfully to fly fish. You can reach Nate at
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