Apparently, too many folks in Flyover Country, from Ohio to New Hamster (oh, and some slop-over in Canuckistan; sorry, eh?), haven't been getting their boosters and dying of Suddenly™ fast enough to suit TPTB, so they've switched to more active measures to thin the herd.
Mighty white of them.
It's always predictable what happens when government has your best interests at heart, isn't it?
Just for giggles, nota bene that the vast bulk of that crap is hanging in the air below 2500m, i.e. at less than 8,000'. Most of it a lot lower. IOW, it's pretty well hugging the ground, not going up high and dispersing. All the way to Canada. PA, yes; but upstate NYFS and Vermont are getting heavily rogered by this. This isn't just the Ohio River Valley. It's the Allegheny. The Oswego. The Oneida. The Hudson. The St. Lawrence Seaway all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Niagara Falls. Lake Erie. Lake Ontario. Along with hundreds of miles of lesser rivers, creeks, canals, lakes, and ponds.
I hope everyone is updating their "WHO and WHERE" lists as appropriate.