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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

For weeks, people in rural communities in Nebraska charted the rise of coronavirus cases at the state's several meatpacking plants. First, there were handfuls, and then, many more. Then the numbers stopped. In a change initiated last week, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) announced at a news conference that state health officials would no longer share figures about how many workers have been infected at each plant. The big companies weren't sharing numbers either, creating a silence that leaves workers, their families and the rest of the public blind to the severity of the crisis at each plant.

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I'd wager cases are at least 10% underreported in the US.

Any takers?

#1 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-05-13 08:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Under counting or not reporting at all seems to be a trend.

The plutocrats want their wage slaves back.

#2 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-05-13 09:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

But of course. The only way to lie to the voters about Trump and his wasted two months is to not test people and to not report cases. ThenBig Lie, at the expense of oh, a few hundred thousand more deaths maybe.

#3 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-05-13 09:24 PM | Reply

This is all China's fault because they covered up the extent to which the virus was spreading. - The GOP
We must cover up the extent to which the virus is spreading. - Also the GOP

#4 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-13 09:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 5

C'mon! We gotta get to the 100k minimum Der Dotard set for the US. We don't want to look like losers. This is America! We die more than any other country! Guns, drugs, and now this virus"we gotta show we're number one!
-Mouths open, red hats, ---- for brains

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2020-05-13 10:31 PM | Reply

When our food supply is infected throughout with COVID19 we are all in for trouble. Sure, you can kill the virus when you cook the meat but first you have to handle it at the store and in your home. Beans and rice is delicious and safe, I'll probably drop a few pounds but I'll still be alive. That some feel meat is so important that others should risk their lives to supply it is kind of sick, IMHO.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-14 09:20 AM | Reply

"I never thought the leopard's would eat MY face," sons Nebraska man who voted for the Leopards Eating People's Faces Party.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-14 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The plutocrats want their wage slaves back.

#2 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

Arbeit macht frei!

Working in our meat plant will set your soul free.

From your body.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-14 03:36 PM | Reply

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