COVID-19

Emails Suggest Meat Industry Influenced COVID-19 Executive Order

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As COVID-19 began to spread across the United States this spring, slaughterhouses were hit particularly hard. But despite outbreaks making thousands of workers sick and even killing some of them, President Trump issued an executive order aiming to keep production lines running. As a result of staying open, more slaughterhouse workers across the country were infected with COVID-19, and many …

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Sick Employee Sues Central Valley Meat for COVID-19 Exposure

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When COVID-19 hit the United States, many meatpacking facilities were slow to shut down or even limit production. Slaughter lines kept moving despite the unique risk of contracting the disease in crowded, poorly ventilated work conditions. Central Valley Meat (CVM), a California slaughterhouse that Animal Outlook investigated in 2012, was even slower.  Now, the San Diego-based firm representing one of …