As of Jan. 22, there have been at least 45,000 reported positive cases tied to meat and poultry processing facilities from at least 482 outbreaks in 38 states, and at least 240 reported worker deaths in at least 62 plants in 27 states.
MidWest Center for Investigative Reporting
Meanwhile in Oklahoma a few weeks ago…
116 COVID-19 infections found in pork processing plant in Guymon
and in Houston…
On June 26th, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo raised the Current Level of Risk for Harris County from Level 2 to Level 1.
Level 1 signifies a severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19 in Harris County, meaning outbreaks are present and worsening and that testing and contact tracing capacity is strained or exceeded. At this level, residents take action to minimize contacts with others wherever possible and avoid leaving home except for the most essential needs like going to the grocery store for food and medicine.
Regardless of current level indicated, all residents should continue the use of social distancing, frequent hand washing, and the use of face coverings until there is a vaccine or a treatment for the virus. Additionally, residents exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days regardless of level indicated.
My vegetarian cookbook collection is growing. Grocery trips will include more shelf stable items so that I’ll be able to fix more meat-free meals in the near future.
The acquisition of more cookbooks is a rational strategy. I’ll need more sources besides the same recipe that shows up multiple times on multiple websites as the best (fill in the blank) for inspiration in the kitchen when the POTUS issues an Executive Order rationing animal proteins.
5 thoughts on “Nearly 47,000 Meat Packers Have COVID-19 – updated Jan. 2021”
Did you subscribe to Crescent Dragonwagon’s blog? She seems to have an endless supply of recipes.
Not yet but I also want to pick up a copy of her award winning cookbook. Stay safe!
I have all of her cookbooks. In fact I have copies of all of the books she has written. I am a huge fan.
She has had such an interesting life. You can read about her on Wikipedia.
I didn’t know she had a Wiki article. I’ll check it out.
I’m sure PUKUS will continue on with his own carnivorous catastrophe.