Pandemic backlash jeopardizes public health powers, leaders

  • Tisha Coleman, public health administrator for Linn County, stands in front of her office Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Pleasanton, Kan. Across the United States, state and local public health officials such as Coleman have found themselves at the center of a political storm as they combat the worst pandemic in a century. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tisha Coleman has lived in close-knit Linn County, Kansas, for 42 years and never felt so alone.