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The Plot To Keep Meatpacking Plants Open During COVID-19

Michael Grabell ProPublica
Newly released documents reveal that the meatpacking industry’s callousness toward the health of its workers and its influence over the Trump administration were far greater than previously known.

We Need To Start Our Own People’s CDC

The People's CDC The Guardian
The CDC is beholden to corporations and has lost our trust. We’re epidemiologists, nurses and physicians, artists and biologists. We have come together with a common anger at the US government’s handling of Covid

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POISONED

Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray Tampa Bay Times
Man sitting on a stoop. Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The consequences have been profound.

A Dose of Optimism, as the Pandemic Rages On

Donald G. McNeil Jr. New York Times
The months ahead will be difficult. But the medical cavalry is coming, and the rest of us know what we need to do. The final death toll from Covid-19 will depend both on how we behave going forward and how quickly innovations arrive.

It Has Come to This: Ignore the C.D.C.

Harold Varmus and Rajiv Shah The New York Times
The agency’s new guidelines are wrong, so states have to step up on their own to suppress the coronavirus.

The US Badly Needs a Wake-Up Call on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brian Resnick Vox
"Years of potential life lost" is the most sobering and sad Covid-19 statistic I've seen. There are so many reasons to not be numb to the coronavirus pandemic. As we see case counts rising, we can't stay complacent. There's so much more left to lose
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