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Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 16:25:39 »
UPDATE 8:

Tyson Foods reported 786 active coronavirus cases at its Dakota City, Nebraska, beef plant. Testing at the Tyson Foods pork plant in Madison revealed 212 workers had COVID-19.



Update 7:

Meat industry employs 135,000 people,  Over 11,000 INFECTED cases.  Almost 10%.

Slaughter houses are DESIGNED to keep meat from spoilage, this also inadvertantly keep Bio-hazard Korona alive.

Add to that, elbow to elbow working conditions. n'here we are.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/25/meat-industry-is-trying-get-back-normal-workers-are-still-getting-sick-shortages-may-get-worse/


Update 6:

Tyson North Carolina, 600 out of 2400 employees INFECTED as trump administration allowed plant to stay open..

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/935wg8/trump-forced-meat-processing-plants-to-stay-open-now-this-ones-got-almost-600-workers-with-coronavirus





Update 5:

Tyson TEXAS,   Test positive for Korona

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/05/20/employees-say-hundreds-tyson-foods-workers-texas-test-positive-covid-19/



Update 4:

12 Out of 25 Covid hotspots in the US originate around Meat-Packing Plants.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/15/us-coronavirus-meat-packing-plants-food


Covid Outbreak in Germany slaughterhouse too:

https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/12/covid-19-outbreaks-in-german-slaughterhouses-expose-grim-working-conditions-in-meat-indust



update 3:

In the days before his death, an Iowa meatpacking worker twice warned that the coronavirus was spreading through his plant because of its crowded spaces and lack of personal protective equipment, his nephew said.


https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/dead-iowa-worker-had-warned-virus-was-everywhere-at-plant

Update 2:   Cargill employee was not allowed to wear mask. He died.

    Rafael Benjamin, 64, who worked at Cargill Inc.’s pork and beef processing plant in Hazleton, Pa., told his children on March 27 that a supervisor had instructed him to take off a face mask at work because it was causing unnecessary anxiety among other employees.

    On April 4, Benjamin called in sick with a cough and a fever before being taken to the hospital in an ambulance a few days later. He spent his 17th work anniversary at Cargill on a ventilator in the intensive care unit and died on April 19.

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/496595-meatpacking-worker-told-not-to-wear-face-mask-on-job-died-of-coronavirus


NEBRASKA - Local health officials will no longer be able to report COVID-19 data from meat processing plants.


https://northeast.newschannelnebraska.com/story/42102669/state-no-longer-allowed-to-track-processing-plant-data?fbclid=IwAR0IEKOS_NpE3gySZssH0tMkG-MMC8l-fjGTW4G9Y_mBELWHAthvB_8J2qQ







Update:

1,560 COVID-19 cases  linked to a Cargill slaughterhouse in Alberta




So... Think twice... about dat' chikam..

700 employees tested positive in Iowa.

900 employees tested positive in Indiana


How many and where is unimportant,  this is likely the case everywhere.

3 usda meat inspector has died,  149 confirmed infected.


BEYOND Burgers,  made mainly by machines,  Tastes great,  Give it a try.

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 17:37:26 »
Oh man, this is terrible. I normally eat my chicken raw, too. D:

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 18:17:11 »
this is terrible. I normally eat my chicken raw, too.

Cooking isn't the problem, it's HANDLING.

For example, they've tested most homes, and there is significant fecal contamination of people's kitchen sinks, BECAUSE they wash meat in there.

If you're cutting up meat, then scratch your face.. Bam COVID.

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 08:32:13 »
Update:

1,560 COVID-19 cases  linked to a Cargill slaughterhouse in Alberta

/warning article gets pretty explicit midpage,  not for young women/children

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/cargill-covid19-outbreak?fbclid=IwAR2T4MO_0nEU37eaTNdxtwyGgtggWi74K2j-A9U9qpGtlwINcJs3Mxguqyc

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 16:18:22 »
Oh man, this is terrible. I normally eat my chicken raw, too. D:
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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 23:30:16 »
Update:   Cargill employee was not allowed to wear mask. He died.

    Rafael Benjamin, 64, who worked at Cargill Inc.’s pork and beef processing plant in Hazleton, Pa., told his children on March 27 that a supervisor had instructed him to take off a face mask at work because it was causing unnecessary anxiety among other employees.

    On April 4, Benjamin called in sick with a cough and a fever before being taken to the hospital in an ambulance a few days later. He spent his 17th work anniversary at Cargill on a ventilator in the intensive care unit and died on April 19.

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/496595-meatpacking-worker-told-not-to-wear-face-mask-on-job-died-of-coronavirus


NEBRASKA - Local health officials will no longer be able to report COVID-19 data from meat processing plants.


https://northeast.newschannelnebraska.com/story/42102669/state-no-longer-allowed-to-track-processing-plant-data?fbclid=IwAR0IEKOS_NpE3gySZssH0tMkG-MMC8l-fjGTW4G9Y_mBELWHAthvB_8J2qQ




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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 06:08:53 »
“What are you hiding?”: Nebraska stops releasing coronavirus data from meat plants after cases spike

Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts said data would no longer be made public

Bon-appetite ?

https://www.salon.com/2020/05/13/what-are-you-hiding-nebraska-stops-releasing-coronavirus-data-from-meat-plants-after-cases-spike/

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 02:25:36 »
update:

In the days before his death, an Iowa meatpacking worker twice warned that the coronavirus was spreading through his plant because of its crowded spaces and lack of personal protective equipment, his nephew said.


https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/dead-iowa-worker-had-warned-virus-was-everywhere-at-plant

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 12:39:28 »
On the brignt side finally we can get some useful stats on how many relatively fit and healthy people (it's a manual job) have no symptoms compared to those who need a week off to recover or actually get close to dying.

If 80% didn't even notice there's a good chance half the world's already had it and the worst has passed.

Edit: also isn't this showing that even with poor social distancing and in an enclosed space only 25% of people are infected?  That's not very impressive for a 'really contagious' disease...
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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 13:48:55 »
well, didn't notice, it could be the guy was afraid to lose his job, so he's downplayed the effects of.

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 08:30:14 »
Having never knowingly had a flu-like disease (at least as an adult) as I understand it you're supposed to be so ill you spend days in bed, so if they can downplay and carry on working it's just not that bad.

As I said, would be good to get some real world relevant stats though we probably never will.
                               
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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 09:24:35 »
Having never knowingly had a flu-like disease (at least as an adult) as I understand it you're supposed to be so ill you spend days in bed, so if they can downplay and carry on working it's just not that bad.

As I said, would be good to get some real world relevant stats though we probably never will.

The virus affect different people differently, just as flu affects people differently.

One can get the flu, and NOT be bed-ridden. Same with dat-Korona

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 09:42:13 »

Having never knowingly had a flu-like disease (at least as an adult)


A real case of influenza is horrible.

I have had one perhaps something less than once a decade in my adult life, and for about 2-3 days you almost feel like death would be a relief from the whole-body pain, headaches, nausea, alternating fever and chills and other symptoms that cannot be medicated or soothed away. Then another 3-4 days of feeling better but still really bad on the order of a severe cold.

And then you wake up one morning with the disease over and you feel like a whole new person and can't wait to get back to life as usual.
"I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air.
A windmill will kill many bald eagles. After a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true. By the way, they make you turn it off. And yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail. That is OK. But why is it OK for windmills to destroy the bird population?"
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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 10:58:05 »
A real case of influenza is horrible.

I have had one perhaps something less than once a decade in my adult life

Sounds nasty.  I'm just entering my third decade as a biological adult so maybe I'm just lucky.  Then again I got something that made me stupid and clumsy for six months so maybe not


The virus affect different people differently, just as flu affects people differently.

One can get the flu, and NOT be bed-ridden. Same with dat-Korona


And 'percentage of infected people who are bedridden vs not' is, to me, a more relevant and useful stat than the 'percentage of population who have the disease and happen to work in a profession that gets tested plus people who got it bad so got tested' or 'percentage of people who were infected and tested who then died, even if they were dying anyway' which is what we are given.  Even if these figures are accurate (which is questionable) they don't show anything like the full picture.
                               
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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 14:54:51 »
Update 7:

Meat industry employs 135,000 people,  Over 11,000 INFECTED cases.  Almost 10%.

Slaughter houses are DESIGNED to keep meat from spoilage, this also inadvertantly keep Bio-hazard Korona alive.

Add to that, elbow to elbow working conditions. n'here we are.

Looming research suggests Animal to Human covid-19 transmission possible, such as Mink.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/25/meat-industry-is-trying-get-back-normal-workers-are-still-getting-sick-shortages-may-get-worse/

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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 11:27:01 »
UPDATE 8:

Tyson Foods reported 786 active coronavirus cases at its Dakota City, Nebraska, beef plant. Testing at the Tyson Foods pork plant in Madison revealed 212 workers had COVID-19.

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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 16:54:06 »
Any news on how many are actually struggling with it vs still able to work?
                               
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Re: Tyson chicken employees test positive for Covid.
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 17:37:53 »
Any news on how many are actually struggling with it vs still able to work?

They always keep the details sparse.

Most places are letting it roll.