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July 01, 2020 - The Guardian

Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quiet

Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quiet
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A chicken processing facility in western North Carolina reportedly underwent widespread testing for Covid-19 in early June.

Workers at the plant were scared. Several employees had already tested positive and the company, Case Farms – which has been repeatedly condemned for animal treatment and workers’ rights violations – was not providing proper protective equipment. “We don’t have a lot of space at work.

We are shoulder to shoulder,” said one worker, who declined to be identified, during a recent union call. “I’m afraid to go to work, but I have to go.”

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