California's rural areas often feel isolated from what happens in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. Up in the northern reaches of the state, in places like Crescent City and Alturas, the population is majority white, overwhelmingly Republican, and it’s hardly been touched by the coronavirus. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s response to the coronavirus has furthered their feelings of alienation. Our guest is Hailey Branson-Potts, who covers rural California for the L.A. Times. [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.