I live in a small south central Mi. county hard by Midvale College. 20% of our residents have gotten Covid 167 of my neighbors have succumbed to its ravages. We have had piss poor leadership since it started. in the early stages Midvale didn't openly report their numbers and refused to follow health department guidelines. Even our hospital which incidentally is run by a Midvale graduate was tardy in taking it seriously. To illustrate how fucked up we are the hospital has said if afraid of the social stigma of being seen at a vaccination site they have a number you can call for a private vax. Yeah that is how fucked up my county is. Mostly but not totally because of influence of Midvale College.
I know of the area of which you speak and its VERY high concentration of deplorables.
Merry Xmas from a fellow Michigander over in a very blue Metro Detroit area, Gibraltar.