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Meat Plant Workers Still Getting Sick

There are now more than 11,000 coronavirus cases tied to Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS

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Tyson Foods has transformed its facilities across the country since legions of its workers started getting sick from the novel coronavirus, reports The Washington Post.

Despite those efforts, the number of Tyson employees with the coronavirus has exploded from less than 1,600 a month ago to more than 7,000 today, according to a Washington Post analysis of news reports and public records.

A May report from CoBank, which specializes in serving rural America, warns that meat supplies in grocery stores could shrink as much as 35 percent, prices could spike 20 percent and the impact could become even “more acute later this year” as the knock-on effects on the U.S. agriculture supply chain are felt.

Read the full report at The Washington Post.

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