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Sen. Cory Gardner gave a non-answer when asked about his ties to a Brazilian meatpacking company that was wracked by a COVID-19 outbreak at its plant in Colorado

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado still won’t say anything too negative about the meatpacking company that had a record COVID-19 outbreak in his state. Gardner, one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2020, delivered a non-answer at a recent debate when asked about JBS, the plant’s parent company, […]
Sen. Cory Gardner gave a non-answer when asked about his ties to a Brazilian meatpacking company that was wracked by a COVID-19 outbreak at its plant in Colorado
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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner received $24,000 in PAC donations from a meatpacking corporation. He’s largely remained quiet about the company’s record-setting coronavirus outbreak.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado has been conspicuously silent on the workplace coronavirus catastrophe at JBS meatpacking, a company with operations in Colorado which has given Gardner more in PAC money than all but one other lawmaker in Congress this election cycle. JBS is majority-owned by two Brazilian brothers […]
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner received $24,000 in PAC donations from a meatpacking corporation. He’s largely remained quiet about the company’s record-setting coronavirus outbreak.
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GOP Sen. Rand Paul said there were ‘silver linings’ to coronavirus outbreaks at meat-packing plants — and argued recovered employees could return to work on unproven immunity theory

Paul said there was a “silver-lining” to the surge of coronavirus cases at meatpacking plants at a congressional hearing on Tuesday. “The silver lining to so many infections in the meat-processing industry is that a large portion of these workers now have immunity,” Paul said. Fauci pushed back, saying it […]
GOP Sen. Rand Paul said there were ‘silver linings’ to coronavirus outbreaks at meat-packing plants — and argued recovered employees could return to work on unproven immunity theory
Tech

Workers and shipments dispersed from one meatpacking plant to 48 states. Mapping their phone data shows how outbreaks at meatpacking plants could spread the coronavirus across the US.

Of the 10 biggest COVID-19 hotspots across the US right now – excluding prisons – seven are linked to meat processing plants. New phone location data show that people – potentially including workers and truckers carrying shipments – moved from one meatpacking factory in Indiana to 48 states and Canada […]
Workers and shipments dispersed from one meatpacking plant to 48 states. Mapping their phone data shows how outbreaks at meatpacking plants could spread the coronavirus across the US.