On the road to Las Vegas, rural residents think coronavirus fears are overblown

Glenndon Bundy on his rural ranch in Alamo, Nevada
Glenndon Bundy at his ranch in Alamo, Nev.
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Reporter Melissa Etehad is an Iranian American who enjoys writing about national and international issues. She received her master’s in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in international affairs from UC San Diego and has reported from the Middle East and Europe. She previously worked at Al Jazeera English and the Washington Post’s foreign desk, where she covered the intersections of politics, religion and gender. She’s a native Farsi speaker. On her free time, you can probably find Etehad petting dogs and reading the news.