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Rural Counties with Covid-19 Cases from Meatpacking Have Infection Rates 5 Times Higher

Rural counties that contain meatpacking plants with outbreaks of Covid-19 have infection rates that are five times higher on average than the rest of rural America. Of the rural counties with the highest infection rates, most contain slaughterhouses where workers have contracted Covid-19. These rural counties also rank among those hardest hit by the disease […]