USA Today Quotes Adam Pulver on Coronavirus Outbreaks in Meatpacking Plants

By Rachel Axon, Kyle Bagenstose, Sky Chadde

“But the industry’s continued inability to prevent the spread of the virus points to an ineffectiveness of those guidelines, said Adam Pulver, an attorney at the watchdog group Public Citizen.

‘It’s certainly not like we’re out of the woods and the problems have stopped – we’re still seeing daily reports of outbreaks in plants,’ Pulver said. ‘The recommended precautions are not anywhere sufficient to really prevent transmission. The only real way to prevent transmission would require really significantly slowing down and reconfiguring the way these plants operate, spacing out workers in a way that they’re just not willing to do.'”

 

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