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COVID Was Far Worse for Meatpacking Workers Than Previously Reported

1 month ago   |   By Civil Eats

COVID-19's impact on meatpacking workers was much deeper and broader than previously thought, according to a Congressional report released Wednesday.
The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis obtained data on COVID-19 cases and deaths from just the five largest meatpacking companies in the country. The new data shows cases and deaths were much higher than any previous tally for the industry. Combining the subcommittee's data with Investigate Midwest's tracking shows that, across the industry, about 86,000 workers tested positive during the pandemic and that 423 died.
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Congressional staff report: Covid 3X harder on meatpacking workers

Congressional staff report: Covid 3X harder on meatpacking workers

1 month ago   |   By Food Politics

The majority staff of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis has issued a scathing report: “ Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Among Meatpacking Workers Were Nearly Three Times Higher than Previous Estimates .”
Newly obtained documents from five of the largest meatpacking conglomerates, which represent over 80 percent of the market for beef and over 60 percent of the market for pork in the United States-JBS USA Food Company , Tyson Foods, Inc. , Smithfield Foods , Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation , and National Beef Packing Company, LLC -reveal that coronavirus...
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